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Key Facts

  • The industry’s first ebook subscription database
  • Over a decade of usage statistics to drive collection development
  • More than 109,000+ scholarly titles and growing
  • The most YBP Core Titles, CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles and Doody's Core titles
  • Unlimited, multi-user access, 24x7 from any device
  • Downloading and free dedicated apps
  • Award-winning (Library Journal, CHOICE, SIIA CODiE finalist)
  • Delivered on a platform built for research
  • Institutional repository capabilities with DASH!™
  • Includes 16 subject databases that may be licensed separately

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ebrary pioneered the ebook subscription model over a decade ago with the advent of Academic Complete.  With more than 40% of the top global universities as customers, the growing database is renowned as a cost-effective way to offer researchers both breadth and depth of scholarly ebooks in all subject areas. Many libraries subscribe to Academic Complete as a foundation, then enhance their collections with Demand-driven Acquisition and Perpetual Archive with complimentary deduplication.

Delivered on the ebrary platform built for research, Academic Complete includes 16 subject databases that can also be licensed individually including:

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DASH™ Bridges the Resource Gap

Academic Complete is the only ebook subscription collection that enables libraries to upload and integrate their own digital content with DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast) for fully searchable repositories.

Research Tools Give Information Context

A quick highlight and a click helps user look up information instantly and expand their research to other resources.  Automatic citations make collecting bibliographical information easy.

10 Years of Usages Stats Tell the Full Story

For over a decade, our usage statistics have shown libraries as well as our team how ebooks are used on multiple levels.  In addition to driving your collection development with this data, we’re continually enhancing our offering to provide your end-users with the content they need.

The Research Experience is Customized Depending on Your Users’ Access Tool

We know that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the end-user experience. That’s why we have multiple download options (including EPUB on EBL) and have developed dedicated apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and all flavors of Android.

Personal Bookshelves Make Sense of Collected Resources

Bookshelves act as digital workspaces, allowing users to create folders that organize documents and annotations.  Bookshelves can be shared with peers.

ebrary Resources are Accessible to All

Accessibility tools like text-to-speech and text-to-hyperlinks are developed to improve ease of navigation, providing a better end-user experience for all researchers.

Get Your Money’s Worth by Increasing Discovery and Usage

Academic Complete is integrated with discovery services such as Summon and the ProQuest platform for a more seamless and productive end-user experience.

Enhance Your Collection Using Additional Acquisition Models

Seamlessly integrate ebooks acquired under our other models including Patron Driven Acquisition, Perpetual Archive, and Short-term Loans.  Libraries can also dedup Academic Complete titles against EBL’s entire Acquisition catalog no matter acquisition model.

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