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E-books

This research guide is intended to help you understand the various e-book platforms available at Florida State University.

Welcome to the new E-books LibGuide! Each of FSU's e-book platforms has its own page with screenshots to help you download chapters, save notes on the text, and much more.

Each platform page contains a short description of the platform, a visual guide to accessing the features of each platform, information on personal accounts and usage restrictions, and links to support material from the platform.

See below for current news and known issues.

Accessible Vendor Collections in Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, many publishers are temporarily providing free or reduced price access to their digital resources. This content is not being made discoverable though the catalog or OneSearch; access is being provided by linking to the vendor platforms where available and appropriate, such as the Electronic Resources Available During COVID-19 LibGuide.

In addition, multiple lists are being kept in the library world, including

 

Ebook Central "Read Online" Problems

ProQuest is reporting some problems with Ebook Central's "Read Online" function. They are working to fix it.

EBSCO E-books Not Opening on Mobile Devices

EBSCO e-books downloaded onto mobile devices aren't reliably opening in mobile apps. EBSCO is investigating the problem and recommends reading in the browser on mobile devices until the situation is resolved.  

"UserNumber Not Valid" Error

Patrons opening EDS (OneSearch) e-book records in a new tab via the right click menu who then attempt to access the full text through that new tab are occasionally encountering an error box with the message "UserNumber Not Valid." This is a problem on EBSCO's end, and they are working to resolve it. For now, tell patrons that encounter this error to clear their cache and cookies, redo their search in a new browser window, and not use the right click menu to open items in new tabs or windows.

EBSCO's New Help Site: EBSCO Connect

EBSCO Connect is EBSCO's new support site, featuring FAQ, training videos, news, and more for all EBSCO products. Use it to find information and answer questions about EBSCO e-books, EBSCO databases, and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), the discovery layer behind OneSearch.

New Linking to Resources Page

The new guide to linking to resources is now available! Check it out to learn how to make sure saved links will always work.

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