The EBSCO eBooks collection provides access to a large collection of titles on a range of subject areas. eBooks from the EBSCO collection are controlled by DRM (Digital Rights Management), so there may be limits on the number of concurrent users per title, there will be limits on printing and copying and to download the book to read offline you will need special software.
More information on using EBSCO eBooks can be found in the EBSCO eBooks Guide
EBSCO eBooks provide an online reader that does not require any special software and can be used on computers and tablet devices.
From the left hand navigation panel in the online reader you can access a contents listing, search within the book and view any saved notes. To save notes in the EBSCO eBooks online reader you must have an EBSCOhost personal account. See Downloading for information on how to create an account.
From the menu of icons along the top of the online reader you can:
For more information watch the Reading EBSCO eBooks video
You must have a personal account in EBSCO before you can download an EBSCO eBook. To create a personal account:
You will also need to have the free e-book reading software Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer before you can download an EBSCO eBook. Note that after installing Adobe Digital Editions you will be prompted to create a free Adobe ID, this is required if you need to transfer a downloaded eBook to another device.
The full download feature is available for many EBSCO eBooks, however you will not be able to download those books which allow only limited concurrant users.
To download an EBSCO eBook to your computer:
Reading EBSCO eBooks in EBSCOhost
Downloading EBSCO eBooks
EBSCO eBooks can be downloaded to, and read on your mobile device using the free Bluefire Reader App, available for both Android and iOS devices. After installing the Bluefire Reader App, authorise it by entering your Adobe ID. You will also need to have created a personal EBSCO account before downloading books to your mobile device. Watch the Downloading EBSCO eBooks to Your Mobile Device video below for more information
Downloading EBSCO eBooks on Your Mobile Device