Some ebooks require students on register on a publisher or distributor’s website in order to gain access to the ebook. This may cause complications because learners must sign in at various websites.
Is this correct? If not, can you please clarify? I thought you mentioned that some ebooks students will have to log in the publisher’s website but I’m not sure I captured it properly.
Well, almost right.
My suggestion for best practices would be not to use the download feature of an ebook but to use the read feature. To used the download feature requires creating an account with the ebook vendor. That means creating a new (username and password, which of course students can do but might be confusing since students are creating access with potentially different credentials than their access UC and the APU online library. Also when books are downloaded, students are actually "checking the book out" making it unavailable to any other student for about 2 weeks.
We get ebook from two vendors: EBSCOhost and ProQuest ebrary. They label these two choices slightly differently, and their full text ebook screens look different.
So here's what they looks like with red arrows on the preferred choices: