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Scholarly eBooks: R2

Ebook Databases listed along with a description of each, how to access, and tutorials of how to use

What is R2 Digital Library Patron Driven Access?


The R2 Digital Library offers health science eBooks from more than 70 leading health science publishers. These publishers range from some of the largest health science publishers such as Elsevier and Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins to a robust selection of titles from associations and academies such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  These high yield and focused eBooks are carefully sourced to provide the specialized content demanded by health science collections. 


As a web-based ePlatform, the R2 Digital Library offers seamless eBook access on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and web-capable eReaders. The extensive image library, deep linking and integrated drug information provide an enhanced experience. 

How do I Access?

Login in using the exact same credentials you use to log into My DSU.


How is this collection unique?

  • eBooks on the R2 Digital Library are purchased individually, allowing Texler Library to build meaningful collections one title at a time. 
  • In addition to purchased individual titles, the library also subscribes to Patron Driven Demand Access (PDA). Purchases in this collection are made based on usage by our library  users.  Users receive two full text accesses of each PDA title.   The third access of a PDA resource is the trigger event – at that point the resource is sent to the Systems Librarian, Amy Manns.  The title will then be reviewed to decide if it meets our collection needs
  • Single User Access to a title.   You do not check out books on R2.  Instead you access for as long as you need.  When you end your session, they are available for the next person to use.



  • Access to R2 is by IP Authentication.   However, once authenticated by a recognized IP,  you have the option to set up an individual user name and password and create a My R2 profile.  This option also allows for remote access to the R2 Digital Library using an individual user name and password.
  • User Guide -  This guide provides details of how to use the R2 Library

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