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)|
|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:
There are several ways to search for eBooks on EBSCOhost:
EBSCOhost eBook Viewer:
Up to 60 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:
1. Open the eBook in the eBook Full Text Viewer
2. Go to the first page of the section of pages and click the “Save Pages” or "Print Pages" on the top.
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 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/bluefire-reader.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.