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Using e-Books

Reading EBSCO e-Books (in a Browser)

The EBSCO e-book collection is one of the largest available at SDCC Library, so take a few minutes and watch this short (2:54) video on getting the most out of them. 

EBSCO e-book tutorial title page link

Please Note: 

  • EBSCO e-Books have different types of user licenses that restrict the number of people viewing the same book at one time (single-user, three-user and unlimited user). You may encounter an error message if you are trying to access an e-book that many users want to read  at the same time. 
  • Some EBSCO e-books may allow holds to be put on them by other users waiting to see the book. The next user will be notified by email when the book is available. 
  • Some EBSCO e-books may be downloaded to a device for up to 7 days of off-line use, whereupon they become available for the next user; you can borrow up to 5 e-books at a time. 
  • EBSCO e-books viewed in a browser (not downloaded) will automatically log out after several minutes of online inactivity, so be sure to move to  a new page every once in a while.
  • EPUB vs PDF formats: The majority of EBSCO e-books are available in both PDF and EPUB formats.
    • PDF: provides closest look and feel to the print version
    • EPUB: automatically resizes to fit any screen size; links to other e-book sections and/or out to the open web; has clickable headings to quickly and easily navigate within the e-book. 

 

Downloading EBSCO e-Books (to Read Offline)

Please Note:

  • Some EBSCO e-books may be downloaded to a device for up to 7 days of off-line use, whereupon they become available for the next user; you can borrow up to 5 e-books at a time.

Linking to EBSCO e-Books (and Articles)

See the link to the guide below for details on how to create persistent links to EBSCO e-books in Canvas. It also works for EBSCO articles. 

Linking to Library Resources in Canvas: https://library.sdcity.edu/linking-canvas/ebsco

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