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E-books: Accessing and Using: EBSCO E-books

This guide shows you how to use each of the different kinds of E-books available at the CR Library

About EBSCO NetLibrary E-books

EBSCO e-books collection has about 50,000 titleshowever, nothing newer than 2010. Covers multiple subjects, academic books selected for community college students, with an emphasis on popular topics of study, courses and programs. In addition to the standard ability to print, save, email, generate citations, you can save  e-books to your EBSCO folder along with articles from other EBSCO databases. You can also combine your search in the e-books with any of the other EBSCO databases, see details below. You must be online to read the EBSCO collection e-books, and only one person at a time may read a book.

Searching and finding

EBSCO e-books are included in the library book catalog, along with print books, DVDs, and textbooks. You can search the book catalog for any books about your subject or topic, and the EBSCO e-books will be included in the results list. See example below, a search for immigration. E-books are noted with [electronic resource] in the title. The first book listed is a print book on the shelf, at the Del Norte library. The second book listed is an e-book, accessible via the "Click here to read the eBook"

Click on the book title to display the full book record, or click directly on the link "Online Access: Click here to read the ebook"

If you are off campus or using a wireless device while on campus, you will be prompted to login. You will see the screen shown below. 

Database or ebook login page

Save, Email, Print, Cite, or use the EBSCO folder

Notice the Print, Email, Save, and Cite icons on the main book page in a menu bar along the right side next to the book summary and book cover picture. These will only print, email, or save the book summary and citation. To get pages or chapters, you must first open the book. 

The Permalink command should be used if you want to copy and paste a link back to this book in an email or document. The link in the browser bar will not work. The Save to Folder link will keep the book in a temporary folder that will timeout after 15 minutes or if you close the browser window. You must sign in to create a  permanent folder, which will then also allow you to Create Notes.

Look for the PDF Full Text link, to the left of the book title, to open the book and read, print, save, or email pages or chapters.

Once you open the book, use the navigation pane on the left to jump to chapters or headings.

While reading the book you will see icons across the top that will allow you to save, email, cite, or print pages or chapters from the book

The Add to folder icon works the same in both displays. You must sign in and create a personal account in order to have a permanent folder and save e-books, and other EBSCO materials, into your folder.

Other useful options are jump back to the book contents, and search within the text of the entire book. In order to add or edit notes, you will need to create a personal account and sign in.