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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.

EBSCOhost

This platform hosts the e-books and e-journals in the eBook Collection (EBSCO) and all of our EBSCO databases. FSU's e-book collection can be searched in conjunction with any or all EBSCO databases. E-books on this platform are available via purchase, DDA, and subscription. Titles from multiple publishers are brought together on the commercially-operated platform.

Tutorial: How to Access the E-book

Navigate through the slides for steps to access the e-book

How to Access the E-book

  • Read E-book in Browser
  • Download E-book as PDF or EPUB (Adobe Digital Editions required)
  • Check User Access Model and Number of Pages Available for Printing or Saving as a PDF or EPUB
  • Add E-book to Folder in Bookshelf
  • Print This Page
  • Create Web Page with Metadata and Permalink
  • Copy or Export E-book Citations
  • Add Note to E-book
  • Copy Permalink to This Page

Click PDF Full Text at ctl00_ctl00_Column1_Column1_formatButtonsTop_formatButtonRepeater_ctl02_linkButton to read e-book in browser

Read E-book in Browser

Download E-book as PDF or EPUB

Adobe Digital Editions required

Navigate to bottom section at publisher_permissions_title to check user access model and number of pages available for printing or saving as a PDF or EPUB

Check User Access Model and Number of Pages Available for Printing or Saving as a PDF or EPUB

Click link labelled Add to folder to add e-book to folder in bookshelf

Add E-book to Folder in Bookshelf

Click link labelled Print to print this page

Print This Page

Click link labelled Save to create web page with metadata and permalink

Create Web Page with Metadata and Permalink

Click link labelled Cite to copy or export e-book citation

Copy or Export E-book Citation

Click link labelled Create Note to add note to e-book

Add Note to E-book

Click link labelled Permalink to copy permalink to this page

Copy Permalink to This Page

Tutorial: How to Use the E-book

Navigate through slides for steps to using the e-book

How to Use the E-book

  • Add E-book to Folder in Bookshelf
  • Download Pages as PDF or EPUB
  • Print Pages as PDF or EPUB
  • Copy or Export E-book Citation
  • Copy Permalink to Page
  • Download E-book as PDF or EPUB (Adobe Digital Editions required)
  • Search E-book Text
  • Add Notes to Current Page and View Notes in E-book
  • Check User Access Model and Number of Pages Available for Printing or Saving as a PDF or EPUB
  • Download Chapter as PDF or EPUB (Adobe Digital Editions required)

Click tab labelled Add to folder (attribute title Add to folder) to add e-book to folder in bookshelf

Add E-book to Folder in Bookshelf

Click tab labelled Save Pages (attribute title Select and save pages from this eBook) to download pages as PDF or EPUB

Download Pages as PDF or EPUB

Click tab labelled Print Pages (attribute title Print Pages to PDF) to print pages of e-book

Print Pages of E-book

Click tab labelled Cite (attribute title Cite) to copy or export e-book citation

Copy or Export E-book Citation

Click tab labelled Permalink (attribute title Permalink) to copy permalink to page in e-book

Copy Permalink to Page in E-book

Click Full Download at eBookDownloadundefined to download e-book as PDF or EPUB (Adobe Digital Editions required)

Download E-book as PDF or EPUB

Adobe Digital Editions required

Click tab labelled Search within (attribute title Search within) to search e-book text

Search E-book Text

Click tab labelled My Notes (attribute title My Notes) to add notes to current page and view notes in e-book

Add Notes to Current Page and View Notes in E-book

Navigate to details section at HeaderSourceWrapper to check user access model and number of pages available for printing or saving as a PDF or EPUB

Check User Access Model and Number of Pages Available for Printing or Saving as a PDF or EPUB

Click Download Chapter icon (attribute title Download Chapter) to download chapter as PDF or EPUB (Adobe Digital Editions required)

Download Chapter as PDF or EPUB

Adobe Digital Editions required

Benefits of a Personal Account

  • Save e-books and e-journals to the bookshelf.
  • Save searches with permalinks to results page and email alerts for new matching content.
  • Set up email alerts for new journal issues.
  • Create custom folders to organize resources saved to the bookshelf.
  • Share folders.
  • Download e-books. (Adobe Digital Editions required.)
  • Switch between desktop and mobile devices using the EBSCO eBooks app.

To create your personal account, go to "Sign In" on the upper right corner of any page, then click "Create One Now" at the bottom of the page.

Usage Limits

Titles can have one user at a time, unlimited users, or non-linear usage (see “e-Book Terms” for details). The user access model can be found on the book access page and the in-browser full-text viewer (see above) along with the number of copies for e-books with a single simultaneous user and the number of days available for e-books with non-linear usage. FSU shares some titles with other institutions, which can further restrict access.

Most e-books also have a limit on the number of pages that can be saved (as PDFs and/or EPUBs) or printed; this information is on the book access page and the in-browser full-text viewer (see above). A small number of e-books offer DRM-free downloads; these titles are not labeled on the EBSCOhost platform.

For help, check out EBSCO Connect and the EBSCO eBooks LibGuide. EBSCO also offers a dashboard with the current operational status of all EBSCO sites.

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