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Ebooks: eBook collection (EBSCOhost)

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Downloding EBSCO eBooks to Mobile Devices

Download the EBSCO eBooks app from Google Play or iTunes

1. Find your library and sign in to access their collection

2. Search and browse to find the titles you're interested in

3. Download an EBSCO eBooks by clicking on the "Download" link on the search result page or from within the detailed record

4. Select your preferred checkout period and click Checkout & Download

5. The title automatically opens in the EBSCO eBooks app

6. Begin reading the title in the app, bookmark your place for later and return it to the library's collection when finished

**If your library does not participate in the EBSCO eBooks app, we recommend using the free Bluefire Reader app, also available via the Google Play and iTunes stores.

Compatible devices

Barnes & Noble NOOK

Sony Reader Daily Edition

Sony Digital Readers (PRS-300, 505, 600 and 700BC)

iPad® (works with third-party applications BlueFire and Txtr)

and more - click here for full list.

Downloading EBSCO eBooks

Note: In order to download eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher installed on your computer. This is a free download available at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html.

Step by step downloading instructions

How to Download eBooks on EBSCOhost to Portable Devices (not compatible with Kindles)

  1. Sign up for a My EBSCOhost account and sign into your account
  2. Download an eBook title from EBSCOhost by clicking on the “Download” link  on the search result page or from within the detailed record
  3. Select your preferred checkout period and click “Checkout & Download”
  4. Drag and drop the title icon to your portable device
  5. Read your eBook on your portable device*

*In order for a portable device to be used with eBooks on EBSCOhost, it must be compatible with Adobe® Digital Editions.

How to View eBooks on EBSCOhost on Your Computer through the Web-Based Interface

  1. Download an eBook title from EBSCOhost by clicking on the “Download” link on the search result page or from within the detailed record
  2. Select your preferred checkout period and click “Checkout & Download”
  3. eBook is downloaded and viewable via Adobe® Digital Editions* on your computer

For more information, please visit the downloading eBooks page from EBSCOhost.

Printing EBSCOhost ebooks

1.Open the eBook in the eBook Full Text viewer.

2. Go to the first page of the section of pages you would like to print and click the Print Pages in the tools menu above. The Print Pages to PDF menu is displayed.

3.Select to include PDF:

  • Current Page: Save only the page you are viewing.
  • Current Page and the next XX pages: Enter the number of pages (up to the Page Limit indicated in the box above) in the field provided.
  • This Section: Select to save the entire section or chapter of the eBook. (If available to select)

4.Click Print PDF to open your browser's Print dialog box.

5 Configure your print settings and click OK to print your pages.

Note: If you have downloaded an EBSCO eBook and are viewing it in Adobe Digital Editions, eBook pages can be printed by going to the File menu and selecting Print. Any publisher-specified page printing limits are enforced by Digital Editions.

Help!

Contact a librarian for help

A note about accessing eBooks in EBSCO

If you've clicked on a book, left the page and tried to get back in, you'll notice that you cannot access the book.

Wait about 20 minutes and try again. The books lock up because the system thinks someone is reading them, so you'll have to wait to access the eBook again.

Helpful links from EBSCOhost

eBook Search Express

Search by keyword for an eBook in the Library Catalog.

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