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A document sharing format, created by Adobe Systems, that is best used for highly formated content and has the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.
An open ebook standard that features reflowable test, inline images and the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions
LRF, LRS, LRX are Sony's proprietary formats that have been superseded by Sony's acceptence of epub as the default for their ebook store.
A format primarily designed for PDAs and older mobile devices; also used on the Kindle
The following resources explain the different types of eBook software and eReader hardware currently available and compares their features and functions.
E-Books Available at Purdue
- Searching the Libraries Catalog by either subject or topic of interest.
- When you have received your search results, look in the left-hand "Narrow Search" column and select the "ebook" option under Format.
- Select your e-reader from the tabs above for instructions on how to download an e-book or e-book chapter to it.
You can also browse available E-Books.
Note: These e-books are licensed for use by Purdue faculty, staff, and students. Off-campus access will required a valid PU career account and password. See the "Off Campus Access to eResources" guide for more details.