Some e-books and e-journals will allow you to download a PDF of one page, a chapter or article at a time. Generally, if you see that a downloadable PDF is available, you can transfer that PDF to most e-reading devices, including Kindle, Ipads and NOOK.
The steps for transferring a PDF from your computer to to a device are different for each device.
Here are a few guides that can help transfer PDFs to major devices:
E-books that are available in digital format are listed in the catalog as "E-books." You can find information about these collections in the Reference Collection and Library Collections pages of this guide.
These devices work with the following textual formats:
Thanks to Nicole Hennig, Head of User Experience at the MIT libraries for much of the content contained on this page and for permission to customize the information for the Merrimack community.