E-books that are identical to the printed version, usually published in pdf format and downloadable by chapter.
E-books that can only be read online, in HTML-format. The book is, in short, a webpage.
E-books that imitate printed books, contain text and sometimes give the reader the option of making notes, look words up, turn pages etc. These e-books are normally in the EPUB format, they are generally DRM-protected and require special software. (Most e-books that are bought to a Kindle, in iBooks etc are also of this kind, however not in the EPUB file-format.)
Adobe Digital Editions allows you to read e-books offline and download them into a usable viewer. ADE supports EPUB formats as well as pdf documents. Many of our Ebsco and Ebrary titles utilize this program for viewing publications. If you want to read one of these titles on your kindle, you can also download the app to your Kindle Fire. There is also a version of the app for iOS and Android.
Read and browse for books on your Android tablets and smartphones. Aldiko not only lets you read .pdf and .epub documents but has a large library of books available to read for free. The download is available from the Google Play store.