Many Ebsco eBooks are downloadable. You can find available eBooks by using OneSearch, which is searchable from the Library's home page (www.hofstra.edu/library). Ebsco eBooks can be searched directly on the Ebsco eBook site as well.
PLEASE NOTE: Some web browsers are known to have a hard time recognizing script components in certain eBooks. Because of this, you will need to go through a "load unsafe scripts" protocol. Videos are available to illustrate how to correct this issue in Firefox, Chrome & Internet Explorer browsers.
Ebsco has developed an app you can install in order to download/read eBooks on your mobile device. Please see this page: http://support.epnet.com/support_news/detail.php?id=944&t=h for more information and instructions. You can also view the quick start guide below:
Ebsco eBooks can be read directly from the Ebsco database in your browser window. If you wish to check-out and download a copy of the ebook to your computer to be able to read offline, you can often do so as well. Please be aware that not all eBooks are downloadable. If you do not see the link/button to "Download (Offline)" then the eBook cannot be downloaded. If you do see that option, here's how to download the eBook:
Note: In order to download eBooks, you must have Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher installed on your computer. This is a free download available at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html.
To download an eBook:
If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.
Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.
Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.
The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.
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