Answered By: Nick Saling
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017     Views: 15

How do I download ebooks?


eBooks can be downloaded either from EBSCO's eBook Academic Collection or from ProQuest's Ebook Central.

NOTE: In order to download and read eBooks, you must have Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher installed on your computer. View this guide to learn how to download, install, and use Digital Editions. 


EBSCO's eBook Academic Collection

To download an eBook from EBSCO's eBook Academic Collection, navigate to the collection's search page, enter a term to search for, and click the "Search" button.

 

After looking through the search results and finding an eBook to download, click on the "Download (Offline)" link to download the eBook. 

NOTE: To download an eBook, you must log in to your 'My EBSCOhost' account, or create an account if you do not have one.

 

Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the "Checkout & Download" button.

NOTE: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.

 

After clicking the "Checkout & Download" button, your browser should either automatically download the eBook for you or prompt you to save the file. A link can be found in the upper-right corner of the page titled "My Checkouts" which will bring you to another page from which you can download your checked out eBooks again.

Once the download is complete, opening the file will open the downloaded eBook in Adobe® Digital Editions for reading. 

EBSCO also offers an app for reading eBooks from their collection. Instructions can be found on their website.


ProQuest's Ebook Central

To download an eBook from ProQuest's Ebook Central, navigate to the search page, enter a term to search for, and click the "Search" button.

 

After looking through the search results and finding an eBook to download, click on the button with the download icon to download the eBook.

NOTE: To download an eBook, you must log in to your 'Ebook Central' account, or create an account if you do not have one.

 

After clicking the download button, you will be presented with a prompt that will walk you through the steps you need to take to view the eBook on your device. Once the download is complete, opening the file will open the downloaded eBook in Adobe® Digital Editions for reading. 

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