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EBSCO And ProQuest eBooks: Reading Online And Offline

Reading Content Online

You can find our subscribed EBSCO eBooks in several places including Discover search results and by searching in specific EBSCO eBook databases (you can see a list here).


Search Results

EBSCO eBook results offer several options for accessing content. For example, there are links to read the book as a PDF in your browser, download the book as a file for offline reading (more information), browse the table of contents for relevant chapters/sections, and to view highlighted pages from the book:


Click on "PDF Full Text" to begin reading a book in your browser making use of an Adobe reader application. This reader allows you to page through the work, muck like reading through a PDF of a journal article.  You will also have access to various tools and options for printing, saving, and sharing permalinks for both the entire book and specific pages.  To use these tools, look for this row of links at the top of reader:


Saving & Printing

Use "Add to Folder" to save this book to your EBSCO account folder. You can create a new account or log into an existing account by clicking on the icon in the top right corner of the red banner.  You will see these two links when using the Discover search and any EBSCO databases:

You can use your account to save search results. You will need to create an account in order to download eBooks for reading offline.

Both "Save Pages" and "Print Pages" allow you to make PDF copies of chapters, sections, and ranges of pages.  However, as you can see, publishers place limits on how many pages can be saved or printed at a time:


Linking & Citing

Click on "Permalink" to create a URL that you can use to get back to a particular book, or even to a particular page of the book.  This URL includes information that will allow you to access this content from off-campus by logging in with your SJU username and password.

You can use the "Cite" link to generate citations for the book or chapter you are reading in various citation styles.