Databases offer a range of options relating to downloading of ebook content. This Bobst guide instructions on downloading from Ebook Central and to mobile devices. This USC Research Guide provides an excellent summary of the some of the down oading capabilities of USC databases, some of which NYU also owns.
You might want an ebook version that is a "replica" of the print for citation purposes. Not all ebook databases offer image formats that duplicate the print. Some like Ebrary Central, Cambridge Core, Project Muse and JSTOR often do. Others like University Press Scholarship Online often do not. Some that do not offer image replicas offer star pagination.
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Oftentimes searching and downloading capabilities are better on subscription databases than those offered on free resources. See the example below.