Formerly called NetLibrary, it provides full-text access to 42,000 titles. A wide range of subjects are covered, including arts & architecture, business & economics, computer science, engineering & technology, fiction, literature & criticism, mathematics, philosophy, psychology religion, etc. The database also supports full-text keyword searching and allows note-taking.
|Mobile Site:||Yes (all smartphones and tablets are now auto-detected and automatically directed to the new EBSCOhost Mobile 2.0 website, with the exception of iPads, which are directed to the full desktop version of EBSCOhost)|
|Library Holdings:||view catalog|
|Users:||only one person can view or checkout a book at a time|
|Features:||create a personal account, sign in to take notes, save favorites, create folders on the personal bookshelf|
|Viewing Content:||default plug-in EBSCOhost Content Viewer compatible with most web browsers|
|Printing:||Up to 60 pages of an eBook can be printed or saved per user as a PDF file from within the eBook Full Text viewer.|
|Placing a Hold on an e-book||Yes|
|Supported mobile device or apps:||- all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
- Adobe Digital Editions compatible eReader device
|More Information:||Online Help|
|Online Tutorials:||Ebsco's training videos|
To set up a personal account:
The default search screen for eBooks on EBSCOhost is basic search. There are several ways to search for eBooks on EBSCOhost:
To search for eBooks:
eBooks can be read online in the eBook Viewer by clicking the eBook Full Text link on the Result List or Detailed Record.
Up to 40 pages of an e-book can be printed or saved per user as a PDF file from within the eBook Full Text viewer.
To print (or save) eBooks pages as a PDF:
3. From the “Save Pages to PDF”, select:
Current Page: save only the page that you are viewing
Current page and the next XX pages: Enter the number of pages (up to 60) in the field
This section: Select to save the entire section of chapter of the eBook (if available to select)
4. Then select:
Save PDF: To save the selected pages to your computer
Send as an e-mail: To e-mail the selected pages as a PDF file to yourself
5. Open and print the saved PDF file
You may choose to download an eBook to your computer and read it offline at a later time. Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing. This free software can be downloaded from this link.
To download an e-book:
- If you Open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions.
- If you Save the file (.acsm), the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.
Apps for Android and iOS devices
1. EBSCOhost eBooks app:
2. BlueFire Reader App
Learn more: http://www.bluefirereader.com/bfr-user-guide.html
2. Transferring a downloaded e-book from Adobe Digital Editions to other devices (but not Kindle)
If the e-book you have chosen to download is in use by another patron, you have the opportunity to place a hold on the e-book to download when it becomes available. Enter your e-mail address in the field provided and click the Place Hold button.
The e-book is placed in the Holds area of your My EBSCOhost Folder. When the e-book is available, you are notified via the e-mail address you provided and the e-book appears in the Checkouts area of your folder.