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All about eBooks: EBSCO eBooks

Information on our digital book platforms and how to use them.

Overview

EBSCO eBooks logoeBooks on EBSCOhost is a collection of electronic books with a focus on psychiatry, education, management and business.

Be sure to use the drop-down menu on this EBSCO eBooks tab to get more information on this great resource.

How to access

Open the Journals, Books & Databases link under the Research tab on the Library Services page:

 

Select the "Browse by category" tab and then click the eBooks on EBSCOhost link:

 

Getting started on your computer

1) Make sure your OS and browser are updated.

2) Install Adobe Digital Editions.  See the "Requirements" tab of this guide for details.

3) Create an EBSCOhost account.

When you first attempt to read an EBSCO eBook, you will be prompted to create an account.  To set up an account, you will need to provide an email address and to create a password.  You will then be a registered EBSCO eBook user.

Getting started on your device

Use your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android devices by downloading the EBSCOhost app from iTunes or Google Play.

After downloading the EBSCOhost app, it must be authenticated from within an EBSCOhost profile.

To authenticate the EBSCOhost app:

Click the EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications link at the bottom of any EBSCO database page and enter your email address. 

An email with an authentication key is sent to you. 

Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application.

You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.

Notes:

Once it is authenticated, the app can be used for nine months, after which you must send yourself a new authentication key from the EBSCOhost interface. 

The app is authenticated to the profile from which you emailed yourself the authentication key. To access a different profile from the app, click the EBSCOhost iPhone and Andoid Applications link from within the new profile and complete the authentication steps.

Quick start guide

Use the search box and drop down menu to find eBooks, or browse collections, categories or highlights:

After selecting your eBook, you can:

  • Read online:                           
  • Download to access offline:                          
  • Print: 

For more detailed information please see the drop-down tab "Search, download, and more" page of this guide.  You may also consult the EBSCOhost help page.

Credits

This guide was created with EBSCO materials.