A document sharing format created in the early '90s. It is best for
highly formatted content and has the ability to use Digital Rights
Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.
An open ebook standard created by the International Digital
Publishing Forum (IDPF). It features reflowable text, inline images and
the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital
A format primarily designed for PDAs and older mobile devices
Amazon's propietary DRM restricted format.
LRF, LRS, LRX are Sony's proprietary formats. They have been
superseded by Sony's acceptance of epub as the default format in their
The following links explain the different types of eBook software and hardware currently available.
It also compares the the features and functions of each.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Collection of articles from encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources in the following subject areas: biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, social science, and technology.
Find images, articles, quotations, biographies, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Over 500 reference sources covering most areas of study.
- Salem Health
Includes Magill's Medical Guide full text and articles on psychology and mental health
- Salem History
Salem History includes great events from history from the ancient world through the 20th Century, Notorious lives, and American business history.
- Salem Literature
Critical reviews and essays on several classic works and authors.
- Salem Science
Salem Science includes information about the solar system and climate change.