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Ebooks: EBSCOhost eBooks

Accessing and using EBSCOhost eBooks

Finding an EBSCOhost ebook

If you have the details of the eBook you need:

  1. Search for the title of the book in Primo Search.
  2. Select the title of the resource from the search results to open the item record. 
  3. Select EBSCOhost Ebooks from the View Online options.

If you're accessing this eBook through your Readings and Resources list from your subject site:

  • Select the View Online option for the item.

Opening and reading an EBSCOhost ebook

The view online links in Primo or your Readings and Resources list will bring you to the book information page. On this page you will see the book details, a brief description, the print/download quota and the table of contents menu.

To open the book and start reading:

  • Select either the PDF full text or EPUB full text links from the top left of the details page.

When the book is open you can:

  • Navigate through chapters using the table of contents.
  • Use the bottom navigation toolbar to move between pages and zoom.
  • Search within the book.
  • If you create an EBSCOhost account you can also sign in and add notes.

Using the menu items across the top of the page you can also:

  • Add to folder - this is temporary unless you are signed in to your EBSCOhost account.
  • Save pages - save a page, page range or chapter to PDF. More details below.
  • Email pages - email a PDF version of a page or page range.
  • Print pages -  save a page, page range or chapter to PDF. More details below.
  • Cite - options for a number of referencing styles.
  • Dictionary - enables you to search for definitions within the EBSCOhost eBooks interface.
  • Export - export citation to EndNote or other bibliographic management software.
  • Permalink - create a link to return to the book. Link accessible to Charles Sturt staff and students only.
  • Share - share to various social media accounts. Again accessible to Charles Sturt staff and students only.

Offline reading

Save/Print options

You can download sections of the book, in PDF format, for offline use.

  • Up to 100 pages of an eBook can be saved for printing or emailing per user as a PDF file from within the eBook Full Text viewer.
  • Note: The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.


To download pages:

  1. Select save pages from the top menu
  2. Select to include in the PDF either:
    • Current page - save only the page you are viewing
    • Current page and the next X pages - enter the number of pages required (up to 60)
    • This section - to save the entire section or chapter
  3. Select to either:
    • Save PDF - to save selected pages as a PDF on your computer
    • Send as an email - to email the selected pages as a PDF to yourself

Download options

To download full books for offline reading you must create an EBSCOhost account and sign in. You also need to have eBook reading software installed on your computer.

Not all titles are available for full download.

To download an EBSCOhost eBook:

  1. Open the EPUB Full Text.
  2. Select Full download from the top right corner.
  3. Select your download format.
  4. Click Full Download.
  5. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.

    • If you Open the file, PDF eBooks are opened with Adobe® Acrobat. EPUB eBooks will open with Adobe® Digital Editions (if installed).
    • If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Acrobat/Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

Text to speech | Read aloud options

The EBSCOhost interface and content are tested with the following screen reader/browser combinations:

  • Desktop: JAWS + Internet Explorer 11
  • Desktop: JAWS + Chrome
  • Desktop: NVDA + Firefox
  • Desktop: Safari (latest) + VoiceOver
  • Mobile Apple devices: Safari + VoiceOver
  • Mobile Android devices: Chrome + TalkBack

Other accessibility functions such as keyboard operability, color contrast, etc. are tested in all browsers.

Downloaded eBook files can be read using the tools suggested in our Screen reading resources for study guide.

For more information and guidance please check the EBSCO eBook Accessibility User Guide.

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