In order to download EBSCO eBooks to your computer or your portable device to read with the BlueFire mobile app, you must create a personal My EBSCOhost folder.
To create a personal account:
Google Sign In allows you to log into your library's EBSCO resources and to create a personal My EBSCOhost account using your Google login credentials (i.e. Gmail account).
Once your personal My EBSCOhost account has been created with your Google credentials, you can use that account to check out and download EBSCO eBooks.
To learn more about Google Sign In, see:
To checkout and download eBooks to your computer:
To learn more, see Checking out and Downloading EBSCO eBooks on EBSCO Help.
eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Bluefire Reader app.
To learn more, please see: How can I download and read eBooks on my mobile device?
Depending on publisher-specified limits, up to 100 pages of an EBSCO eBook can be printed, 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:
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.