Checklist for the iPad and interoperability with databases                  
Options ebrary EBSCO eBook Collection APA E-Book collection Books 24x7 ACLS Humanities E-Book Cambridge Collections Online Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Credo Reference  Early English Books Online (EEBO) Eighteenth Century Collections Online Gale Virtual Reference Thesaurus Linguae Graecae World Bank eLibrary
Pdf option yes yes yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes
Download Chapters yes yes, as PDF prints yes no no only 3 pages at once yes yes individual entries from the ebook collection can download PDF page image of current page only, individual selections  single page, multiple pages and entire books (limit 250 pages) only PDF articles/ documents no no, entire book download option
download full-text ebook  To download need:       1.to create account with ebrary                  2. need to create Apple ID                    3. download (free) BlueFire Reader app from Apple store.                                                      4. *Need to create Adobe Digital Editions account (if downloading to desktop first and via USB cable tranferring e-book to iPad) To download full text: 1. Create EBSCO account. 2. Download Bluefire Reader app 3. Need an Apple ID and download Adobe Digital Editons and create an account. To download, click on: Download This eBook (Offline) no Only from ExecSummaries and Exec Blueprints collections no no yes no no yes when available (limit 250 pages) no no yes 
print page ranges max. 60 pages max. 60 pages yes no 3 pages yes yes yes-individual entries yes, selections yes yes Only option available yes
Ease of Use: rate 1-5 with 5 being the easiest 1, not seemless, makes you jump through a lot of  steps, need an apple ID, need an ebrary account, need an Adobe Digital Editons account. Once you have the accounts and apps set up very easy, literally click and download.  EBSCO gives you the option to check out book from 1-7 days. 5 1 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 1 5
Adding  Notes options to downloads for ebrary and EBSCO with the Bluefire app, you can make notes (Bookmarks) on any book downloaded.  You can also highlight text. Bluefire has option to view all notes and highlight of the text in one tab. with the Bluefire app, you can make notes (Bookmarks) on any book downloaded.  You can also highlight text.