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Using EBSCO eBooks: Downloading & Citing eBooks

A quick guide to downloading EBSCO e-books to desktops, laptops, or mobile devices.

Supported Devices and Apps

Find EBSCO eBooks at the following link:

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with:

  • Desktop Computers
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Android Phones and Tablets
  • eBook Readers that support Adobe DRM
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Citing eBooks

How do I cite EBSCO eBooks?

EBSCO eBooks are available in both PDF and EPUB formats. PDF books have page numbers that typically correlate with the print version of the title, and those page numbers may be used for citation purposes. EPUB eBooks are formatted with reflowable text, which means the text resizes to fit the viewing window, and therefore they do not have stable pagination.

Most citation style guides, particularly in the humanities, make allowances for eBooks without stable page numbers. Visit EBSCO's Support Site FAQ for reference if you’re trying to cite an eBook.

How do I cite an eBook?

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Tutorials on Downloading EBSCO eBooks

How do I checkout and download eBooks to my computer?
  1. Search EBSCOhost for eBook titles of interest.
  2. Select the book that you would like to read by clicking on “Download This eBook (Offline)” in the result list
  3. Select a Checkout Period and click “Checkout & Download”
  4. When the File Download box opens, select “Open” and the eBook opens in Adobe® Digital Editions.

To learn more, see Checking out and Downloading EBSCO eBooks on the EBSCO Support Site. The video below demonstrates how to download eBooks and transfer them to a compatible eReader device with Adobe Digital Editions.

Where can I get the EBSCO eBooks mobile app?

Download the EBSCO eBooks app: for iOS and Android devices from:

How do I authenticate the App?

Park users will need to enter a My EBSCOhost login, or create one (see how), to authenticate the App. The video below demonstrates how to authenticate the mobile app.

How do I download eBooks in the App?

To download an eBook:

  1. Tap the Download (Offline) link for an eBook you would like to download to your device.

  2. Park users will need to enter a My EBSCOhost login, or create one (see how).

  3. Select a checkout period from the drop-down menu and tap Checkout & Download.

    The title downloads to your device.

  4. Tap to read the eBook or continue searching for more titles to download.

To learn more, see Checking out and Downloading EBSCO eBooks on the EBSCO Support Site. The video below demonstrates how to download eBooks using the mobile app.

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Linking to EBSCO eBooks

Can I link to EBSCO eBooks or eBook chapters in my syllabus or Canvas course?

Yes, the Permalink feature in the eBook Viewer makes it easy to copy a link to an eBook or chapter and insert it into Canvas pages or discussions.

To learn how to copy Permalinks in EBSCOhost, see How can I link to eBooks or eBook chapters in my syllabus or on Blackboard? on the EBSCO Support Site.

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