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Mobile Ebooks

eReaders

Popular Devices

Kobo

Kindle

Sony eReader

Formats

Most devices work with ePub and PDF.

Kindle will only work with azw, mobi or PDF.

eReaders are not good for viewing PDFs due to navigation issues.

Collections

PDF is used in virtually every academic eBook collection that allows downloads (except Palgrave Connect and ScienceDirect). Since eReaders are not good for viewing PDFs we do not recommend these devices for downloading eBooks from our collections.

Tablets - Recommended

Popular Devices

iPad

Samsung Galaxy

Asus Transformer

Sony Tablet

BlackBerry PlayBook

Formats

All tablets will work with with browser based platforms, ePub and PDF downloads and are recommended mobile devices for academic content.

Collections

Since PDF and ePub are  used in every academic eBook collection that allows downloads, all tablets will work with most academic eBooks.

Smartphones

Popular Devices

Android

iPhone

Formats

Android and iPhone smartphones will both work with browser based platforms, ePub and PDF downloads but are not ideal due to screen size limitations.

Collections

Since PDF is used in virtually every academic eBook collection that allows downloads (except Palgrave Connect and ScienceDirect), Android and iPhones will work with most academic eBooks, however, they are not highly recommended devices due to screen size limitations.