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Kreitzberg Library for CGCS Students

Find and Use eBooks

Searching

eBooks on EBSCOhost should look familiar to anyone who has used other library databases. Plug in your keywords and hit search. You can also add any of our EBSCO databases to your search by clicking Choose Databases--find articles at the same time!

Viewing and Printing

From your results, click eBook Full Text to read the book or open the Table of Contents and navigate to a specific chapter. You can also click the book's title to get more information including snippets of the most relevant pages for your search.

eBook full text link in results list

When viewing the ebook, there various navigation options and tools. Navigate using the Table of Contents on the left or the arrows along the bottom.

  • Use the search icon to search inside the book.
  • Click the envelope to email the citation to yourself, as well as a PDF of up to 60 pages of the book.
  • Choose the printer to print up to 60 pages of the book.

eBook reader with table of contents link, search within printing and emailing buttons

Downloading (Desktop)

In addition to the viewing, emailing and printing options, you can also download the full book for up to seven days. Initiate your download from the results list, item information page or full book view. You will be prompted to sign in to your My EBSCOhost account or create a new one. This is not affiliated with your network username and password or A Number/Your Library Account, so be sure to choose things you will remember!

sign into your my ebscohost account prompt

 

To download ebooks for offline reading on your desktop you can use Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader (Windows PC only). Both must be authorized with your Adobe ID. "Downloading" a DRM-protected ebook does not involve downloading the book's contents to your computer. Rather, the process requires downloading a small .acsm file that works as a "key" to unlock access to the book on an Adobe server for a limited amount of time.

download this eBook options

 

Once any setup is done, click Checkout & Download. The download of the .ascm file should automatically start in your browser. Double click the file and the book will automatically open in Adobe Digital Editions (or Bluefire Reader). There are no limits on the number of books you can have downloaded at once.

eBook in adobe digital editions

 

 

Downloading (Mobile devices)

For reading downloaded ebooks on iOS, Android, and Windows phones and tablets, we recommend the free Bluefire Reader app. After downloading and installing the app, you will need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID.

To read ebooks in Bluefire Reader, use the web browser on your device to access the ebook through the library catalog or by searching in the library's ebook databases directly, then select the download option. Downloaded ebooks will automatically open in the Bluefire Reader app.

As with Adobe Digital Editions, after your loan period expires the downloaded ebook will no longer be accessible and you will lose any highlighting, notes, or bookmarks you've created.

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