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Ebooks @ UCSD: Using EBSCO

Locating and using the ebook collections at UCSD.

Downloading from EBSCO

Some EBSCO ebooks can be downloaded for offline reading for 24 hours.

Download instructions: using the EBSCO ebook app or to your computer.

Ebsco Ebook Specifications

EBSCO support https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/eBooks_Audiobooks/eBooks
Login or personal account required? A personal account (My EBSCOhost folder) is required to download ebooks or create notes.
Online Viewing Browser-based reader, supports all major browsers.
Can more than one person use the same book? Most of the books allow for one user at a time.
Browse without "checking out" the book? Once the book is open for online reading, it is checked out.
Borrowing period? Until you close the browser, or after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Save or print pages as a PDF? For many books, can print up to 60 pages from the full text viewer. Number of pages varies by greatly publisher; some allow no printing and some allow as many as 100 pages. Click Save Pages or E-Mail Pages to select the pages you want.
Copy text? Yes.
Downloading for offline reading. Yes, either through Adobe Digital Editions of the EBSCO ebook app. After 24 hours, book must be checked out and downloaded again if you want to continue.
Place a hold on a book in use? Yes, with the personal account.
Export citations? Yes, in multiple formats including EndNote and BibTeX.
Create your own 'Bookshelf' of viewed and saved titles? Yes, with the personal account.
Notetaking feature? Yes, with the personal account.
Highlight? No.
Bookmark and save links to ebooks? Yes.