In SöderScholar you will access the e-book you searched by clicking the link under the heading View online. Then you can read the book online or download it. In some cases, the book may be borrowed, it is then possible to queue or try later. A few e-books can only be read online.
E-books can be read directly on the screen or downloaded on a computer, tablet or smartphone. In the latter case, a specific software or application is needed. The advantages with e-books are that you can mark text, print out certain number of pages, write notes and save them and export quotes to a reference tool, such as Endnote. There are also applications for the various browsers that make it possible to listen to e-books. Books from Dawsonera can, for example, be listened to with the Kortext app. Most features, such as making notes and marks are only available if you read the e-book directly on the screen instead of downloading it.
You often need to create a user account with Adobe to be able to read an e-book that you download. With your Adobe ID, you can then download programs or applications that are required to download the e-book. You only need to do this the first time you download an e-book. Examples of programs or applications for reading an e-book are Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire reader.
Downloading an e-book means that you borrow the book and can also read it when you are not online. When the loan period expires and you still need the book, you can download it again to get a new loan period.
On some e-book platforms, you have the opportunity to create a personal account, for example to save notes and create a library of titles that are interesting to you.