eBooks

Welcome to your guide to using eBooks for study and research.

EBSCO eBooks: Creating your account

You need to create your own account with EBSCO to print and download EBSCO eBooks. Click the "Sign in" link at the top right of the page to create your account.
 

Copy and Paste

You can copy and paste from an eBook withouth needing to sign in to EBSCO.

  1. Open the eBook by clicking on "PDF Full Text" on the left of the screen.


     
  2. You can then highlight the text you want to copy. Right-click to select "Copy" or press Ctrl+C. You can now paste the text into a new document.

Adding notes

You can annotate and EBSCO eBook by clicking on "My Notes" on the right of the page.

 Selecting "New Note" will allow you to add annotations.

From here you can save notes and review notes that you've made before. Click on the page number of a note to be taken straight to the page you annotated.

Download or print pages

You can download or print pages from an EBSCO eBook without having to download the whole book.

  1. Click "Save Pages" at the top of the page.


     
  2. From here, you can enter the pages you'd like to save, and click "Save PDF". You can now read the pages offline or print them from the PDF.

EBSCO will tell you how many pages you are able to download under "Page Limit" at the top of the screen. Generally 30 pages is allowed.

Downloading an eBook

EbscoHost eBooks require you to install software on your computer before you can read them offline (download).
 

PC or Mac Users will need to:

  • Create an Adobe ID
  • Download and install Adobe Digital Editions
    If you are using a computer in the Library, it should
    have Adobe Digital Editions installed already.
  • Authorise the software with your Adobe ID

Adobe Digital Editions will show you how long you have the
book downloaded for.

 

 

 

 

Now you can download your EBSCO eBook. Simply go to the book you want and click on the "Download This eBook (offline)" icon which is on the left of the screen.
 


 

The eBook will be saved to your "Checkouts" page in EBSCO, and also in Adobe Digital Editions.

Adobe Digital Editions will show you how long you have the book downloaded for. It may take a minute or two for the book to appear.