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Ebooks @ UCSD: Using EBL

Locating and using the ebook collections at UCSD.

Downloading from EBL

Instructions on downloading EBL ebooks for offline reading. After 24 hours, you will be prompted to "check out" the book again.

EBL Ebook Specifications


EBL support, plus a help menu in the EBL reader.
Login or personal account required? All users must login with their ACMS/Active Directory (email) username and password to access ebooks. This is your personal account.
Online viewing? Browser-based reader, supports all major browsers.
Can more than one person use the same book? Yes. Multiple users can access a book at the same time.
Browse without "borrowing" the book? Can browse for 5 minutes without checking out the book. Other activities like printing and saving will also prompt a checkout.
Borrowing period? 24 hours.
Save or print pages as a PDF? Can save/print up to 20% of the book. When you click "Print," select the chapter(s) and/or page range. Then save or print the PDF. Your browser must be set to open the PDFs within the browser and not the standalone Adobe Reader.
Copy text? Can copy/paste up to 5% of the book. 
Downloading for offline reading? Yes, either directly using the BlueFire app, or downloaded to a computer with Adobe Digital Editions. See the left column for more instructions. After 24 hours, book must be checked out and downloaded again if you want to continue.
Place a hold on a book in use? Not applicable, since multiple users can access any book at one time.
Export citations? Yes. Can export to EndNote. Citation Styles: APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, Turabian, Vancouver.
Create your own 'Bookshelf' of viewed and saved titles? Yes. You can access current loans, recently accessed titles and \ebooks\ you have added to a collection.
Notetaking feature? Yes.
Highlight? No.
Bookmark and save links to ebooks? Yes.