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eBooks Quick Guide

eBooks are digital books that you can read online or download to a computer or mobile device. This quick guide will show you how to search for eBooks, download them, and use advanced e-reader tools.

Accessing EBSCO eBooks

You can access EBSCO eBooks (eBook Academic Collection) on- or off-campus using the following link.  If you are off-campus, you may be asked to enter your Regis username and password.

Using the link below, you can search for eBooks or browse titles by subject area.  Simply search the EBSCO catalog for an eBook that interests you.  Click on the title to see a detailed description with more information about the book.

Once you find a title you're interested in, you can either read it online or download it for later reading.

Read Online

EBSCO allows an unlimited number of users to access its eBooks at one time, which means that you won't have to wait for an eBook to become available! 

These books are still protected by copyright, however, so the publisher may limit the number of pages you can print or the amount of time you can borrow an eBook (find out why on the Getting Started tab).

Click on "eBook Full Text" to begin reading the eBook online.

Read Online - EPUB or PDF?

eBook viewers typically offer the choice between reading in EPUB or PDF format.  What is the difference? 

 

Download

You can also download an eBook to read later.  You don't have to be connected to the internet to read a downloaded eBook.

You may need an AdobeID to download an eBook.  If you don't have one yet, sign up for a free one here.

1.  Click on "Download This eBook (Offline)" to download for later reading.

2.  You will have to create an EBSCO account (or sign into an existing account) in order to download an eBook.  Note: this is different from your Regis username and password -- you will need to create a brand new account.

3.  Once you create an account and sign in, the program will tell you how long you can borrow the selected eBook.  See the example below. 

Click on "Checkout & Download" to borrow the eBook.  You will need Adobe Digital Editions to read the downloaded book on a computer, or Bluefire Reader to read on your iPad.  (See the Getting Started tab for instructions on installing these programs).

EBSCO Videos

These videos are courtesy of EBSCO Tutorials on YouTube.

To find out more information and tutorials on EBSCO eBooks, head over to EBSCO Connect.

For Accessibility options, click here.

Searching EBSCO eBooks

Download to Your Mobile Device

Download to Your Computer

Exporting EBSCO eBooks pages to Google Drive