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Library Research Tutorial: Find eBooks

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eBooks at UCC

The UCC Library provides access to over 157,000 ebooks!

  • Reference
  • Academic topics
  • Pleasure reading

Use advanced search features to find the perfect book just for you.

When you find an ebook, you can click to specific chapters from the clickable table of contents, search within the book for specific words or phrases, get the citation in APA or MLA formats, email or save specific pages in PDF format, read it online, or download it to your device or computer to read anytime.

Subjects include:

Arts & Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Body, Mind & Spirit, Business & Economics, Computer Science, Cooking, Crafts & Collectibles, Education, Engineering & Technology, Fiction, Health & Medicine, History, Home & Garden, Humor, Law, Literature & Criticism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Reference, Religion, Sciences, Self-Help & Family, Social Sciences, Sports & Games, Study Aids & Language Learning, Travel, True Crime, Children's & Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction

Search the EBSCO eBook Collection

How to Find eBooks at the UCC Library

About the EBSCO eBooks App

How to Find and Access EBSCO eBooks

  • You may search the UCC Library's ebook collection through the UCC Library Search Box or the EBSCO Academic eBook Collection. When searching the UCC Library Search Box, make sure to limit your search results to Source Type: eBooks.
  • ‚ÄčIf your search results do not seem relevant, try different search terms. 

search box in EBSCO ebooks database

  • When you find an ebook that you are interested in, click on the title. 

Ebook title

  • You can now see the information about the ebook. From this page, you can:
    • Get the ebook's citation
    • Get the permalink (permanent link) for this page
    • Go directly to the pages in this ebook that are most relevant to your search terms
    • Read the full text of the ebook online
    • Download the ebook

Ebook record

Get the Citation

  • To get the citation, click Cite on the right side of the screen under Tools.

cite button

  • Choose the citation format that you are using (APA or MLA).  
  • Copy and paste the citation into your References page (for APA) or your Works Cited page (for MLA). 

Get the Permalink

  • To link back to this ebook in the future or to share this link with others, copy the permalink.  The permalink is a "permanent link" back to this page.  Do not use the link in your web browser - this is a temporary link to this page.  The permanent link will always bring you back here. 
  • Click Permalink on the right side of the page under Tools.

permanlink to ebook

  • After you click Permalink, a box with the permalink to this page will appear near the top of the screen.  
  • You can copy and paste this link.

 

Find the Most Relevant Pages

  • You can also go directly to the pages of this book that are most relevant to your search terms. 
  • Near the bottom of the page, you will see the Most Relevant Pages From This eBook.
  • To view one of these pages directly, click on the page number.

most relevant pages in the ebook for your search terms

  • You will be taken to that specific page in the ebook.

Full Text Options

  • There are two options for accessing the full text of the ebook:

access full text of ebook

PDF Full Text

  • This is a great option for:
    • Skimming through the book to see if it is of interest to you.
    • Looking at specific chapters or sections of the ebook for research.
    • Emailing or downloading the PDF file of specific sections of the book.
    • Immediate access while online.

Download This eBook (offline)

  • This is a great option if you would like to read the entire book in a leisurely manner.
    • Download it to your device and read it using an ebooks app. 
    • Read it while not connected to the internet.
    • Flipping through the pages can make it feel close to reading a print book.

Get PDF Full Text of eBook Sections

PDF Full Text

  • To read the book online, click ‘eBook Full Text.’ You will then see the full text of the ebook. 

Click PDF Full Text

  • On the left side of the screen, you will see a clickable table of contents where you can click to go to different chapters in the ebook. 

Clickable table of contents for ebooks

  • If you are looking for a specific term, click ‘Search within’ on the right side of the screen and search within the book for specific words. 

search within the ebook

  • There are also options on the right side of the page to cite the book and save specific pages.  Please note that you can only save specific sections of the book at one time, so pay attention to which pages or sections you are saving. 

Cite the book, save or email pages

Download eBook Full Text

Download This eBook (Offline)

 

Prepare your device and app

  • Before you download an ebook to read offline, you need three things: 
  1. Your Adobe Digital ID
  2. The device, laptop, or computer on which you intend to read the ebook.
  3. The correct application that will open the file for the ebook so that you can read it.

Adobe Digital ID

  1. Go to https://accounts.adobe.com

  2. Click Get an Adobe ID

  3. Create your Adobe Digital ID

Which device will you read it on? 

  • You can read it on a phone, tablet, laptop, or computer as long as you have the correct app to open the device. Get the device of your choice ready for the next step. 

Get the app

  • Download one of the following free apps from Google Play or iTunes for your device. 
  • EBSCO Ebooks (Recommended) 
  • Learn about the app

EBSCO eBooks app

  • Bluefire Reader

Bluefire Reader App

Adobe Digital Editions App

Download the ebook

  • On the device where you have installed the app, go to the EBSCO Ebooks Database and find the book that you wish to download. 
  • Click click ‘Download This eBook (offline).’ 

Click Download this ebook (Offline)

  • You will be asked to sign into your myEBSCOhost account.  If this is your first time, you must create your own free account.  You will then be able to log in. 

Create your free ebsco account or sign in

  • Next, a window will popup allowing you to download the book.  You must choose how many days you would like to ‘checkout’ the book (1 – 21 days).  After your time is up, the file that you downloaded to read the ebook will automatically 'return itself' meaning that you will no longer be able to read the file. However, you can simply come back and download it again. There is no limit to the number of people who can download an ebook at one time.

  • You should be able to open the downloaded file in the ebooks app on  your device to read your ebook.

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