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eBook Collections - how to find and use eBooks

Learn how to find and use eBooks

About eBooks on EBSCOhost

Academic Collection of eBooks is a large selection of multidisciplinary eBooks representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs.
Offering more than 170,000 eBooks, this collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Harvard University Press and many others.


Business eBook Collection offers 17,000 of eBooks selected to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs, and to help students understand general business concepts, all with a user-friendly search experience and simple download process.
Subjects Include: Marketing, Finance, Supply chain management, Entrepreneurship, Career growth, Personal development, Communication, Networking, Business law, Management, Workplace culture, Human resources, and many more!

What are EBSCO eBooks?

EBSCO eBooks are online versions of print books. eBooks offer a number of advantages over their print counterparts.  Users can:

  • Download titles to mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires, and Android Devices
  • Search within a book for specific words or phrases
  • Save, print, or email chapters or sections
  • Copy and paste portions of text for easy access during the research process
  • Link to books or book chapters for easy reference or social sharing
  • Save a list of favorite books to a personal book shelf
  • Generate or export citations to bibliographic management tools
  • Save notes to a personal folder with an EBSCOhost account
  • Navigate between sections or chapters and the index via linking
  • Place holds on titles with limited simultaneous user licenses (though most titles are available for unlimited access)

Find, Read, Download EBSCO eBooks

This tutorial demonstrates how to read EBSCO eBooks in EBSCOhost and Discover! Search online using your browser.

EBSCO’s online eBook viewer supports reading on desktop or laptop computers and tablet devices. This reader is browser-based, so there’s no need to download special software or hardware; users simply search, click and immediately start reading.

All eBooks available via LIT Library can be accessed both on and off campus. You will be required to log in using your LIT username and password.

Save, Print, Email eBook Chapters

Depending on publisher-specified limits, up to 100 pages of an EBSCO eBook can be printed, saved or emailed as a PDF file (per user) from within the eBook viewer to be printed at a later time.

Notes:

  • Some titles may not allow for printing due to individual publisher-specified limits.
  • The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.
  • If you have reached your printing limit, the option to print or save eBook pages will be temporarily unavailable.

To learn how to save, print, or email eBook Chapters, see:

Creating a personal My EBSCOhost Folder

In order to download EBSCO eBooks to your computer or your portable device to read with the BlueFire mobile app, you must create a personal My EBSCOhost folder.

To create a personal account:

  1. Log into EBSCOhost and click the “Sign In” link along the top of the page.
  2. Click “Create a new Account.”
  3. Enter the relevant information and remember your Username and Password.
  4. Use your new Username and Password to log in to My EBSCOhost.

eBook Requirements

Adobe Digital Editions

In order to download EBSCO eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. You will also need to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer an eBook to a supported portable eReader device.

Adobe Digital Editions is a free download available at this link:
http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

EBSCO eBooks on Your Mobile Device

eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Bluefire Reader app.

To learn more, please see: How can I download and read eBooks on my mobile device?

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