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EBooks: eBooks on EBSCOhost

An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book; e-books; e books

Guides for EBSCO eBook Collection

Troubleshooting the loading of some eBooks

Some web browsers are known to have a hard time recognizing script components in certain EBSCO eBooks. If this happens, the eBook will not load and the page will look blank. To fix this, you will need to go through a "load unsafe scripts" protocol. Screen casts are available that illustrate how to address this issue in Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

  • Available to GSU faculty, students, and staff.
  • The number of simultaneous users varies from one to unlimited depending on the individual book.
  • Allows you to view the entire book online.
  • Most allow you to email up to 60 pages of the book in PDF or html format. Some allow more or less pages.
  • The entire book can be downloaded for a specified check-out period after the initial set up process. 

Downloading from EBSCO eBook Collection directly to your iPad

There's a few steps here, but you only have to go through the initial process once. Then, it's quick and easy to download:

1: Install Bluefire for Apple
2: Sign into your EBSCO account or set up an EBSCO account:

From the homepage of the EBSCO eBook Collection database, click "sign in" in the upper right corner.  Then select "create a new account" a little lower on the right.

3: Select a book that you would like to download
4. If the download option is available, click the download offline button
5.  It will prompt you to open in bluefire
6. Bluefire will prompt you to activate Adobe and to register for an Adobe account if you do not have one.
 

Downloading EBSCO eBooks to the Kindle Fire

Currently, the Kindle Fire is the only Kindle device that works with Ebsco eBooks.

Here's how to set up your Kindle Fire and download the books.

EBSCO eBooks on Kindle Fire using the Bluefire Reader

Apps for Reading eBooks on EBSCOhost

Your device must be compatible with an ebook reader such as Adobe Digital Editions, Bluefire Reader or the EBSCO eBook app.

Note: Older Kindles are not compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. If you have a Kindle Fire, you can use the Bluefire reader to access eBooks on EBSCO.