Up to 100 pages of an EBSCO eBook can be saved or emailed as a PDF file (per user) from within the eBook viewer to be printed at a later time.
To learn how to save, print, or email eBook Chapters, see:
EPUB has become the industry standard format for delivering eBooks, because it enables publishers to create books that behave more like web content.
EPUB titles are often embedded with links to help the user navigate between sections, from the index to the relevant pages, and out to the open web.
To learn more about EPUB format and the difference between EPUB and PDF format, see the following FAQs:
Yes, the Permalink feature in the eBook Viewer makes it easy to copy a link to an eBook or chapter and insert it into Blackboard, Moodle, or any other course management system.
To learn how to copy Permalinks in EBSCOhost, see How can I link to eBooks or eBook chapters in my syllabus or on Blackboard? on the EBSCO Support Site.
EBSCO eBooks can be used in the classroom or as a part of your course syllabus. Using e-books available from the library can be cost effective use of student textbook funds, particularly if the book is not something students intend to keep long-term, or if you’re only assigning a chapter or section of the work.
Using EBSCO eBooks provides some advantages over print books in addition to cost-savings. Students can:
Students can find the book in multiple ways:
Students can read the full-text of the title online (hyper-link to LibGuide about viewer) or download the entire title to a mobile device – iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires, and Android devices are all supported. Titles downloaded to mobile devices will be available to students for 90 days.
Unlimited access to eBooks means that there is no limit to the number of students who can access or check out the title at one time.
Students can save PDF chapters or sections of EBSCO eBooks for extended access, printing, or sharing via email.
As a faculty member, you may also save PDF chapters and post them directly in your course syllabus, or you could link to the title or chapter directly. (If you’re linking to the title, make sure your students know they’ll need to authenticate to view their library resources.) More information on saving chapters is available here.
EBSCO eBooks are available in both PDF and EPUB formats. PDF books have page numbers that typically correlate with the print version of the title, and those page numbers may be used for citation purposes. EPUB eBooks are formatted with reflowable text, which means the text resizes to fit the viewing window, and therefore they do not have stable pagination.
Most citation style guides, particularly in the humanities, make allowances for eBooks without stable page numbers. Visit our Support Site FAQ for reference if you’re trying to cite an eBook.
To checkout and download eBooks to your computer:
To learn more, see Checking out and Downloading EBSCO eBooks on EBSCO Help.