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eBooks: Finding & Downloading: Elsevier (ScienceDirect) eBooks

Instructions for retrieving and downloading ebooks from the library resources available to Hofstra students and faculty.

Finding Elsevier eBooks

HUL subscribes to many Elsevier eBooks, viewable in the ScienceDirect database. 

You can search for available eBooks by title in the Library Catalog, by using OneSearch, or by going directly to ScienceDirect

Keyword searches in ScienceDirect will bring up relevant eBook chapters in the result list. 

Alternatively, you can browse the list of available full text eBooks.

How to Download Elsevier eBooks from ScienceDirect

For Desktop/Notebook computers:

  • If you have an Adobe reader installed, you can download an individual chapter by simply clicking on the PDF icon/link that appears below the chapter title (or above it if you click into the full text first). 

  • If you want to download all chapters from the book's browse view, you can use the PDF Downloader option instead.  When you click on this you will be asked to verify that you want to download all the chapters. 

For Mobile Devices and eReaders:

You can save individual chapters in ePUB or Mobi, formats widely used by electronic readers and mobile devices such as:
Sony Reader, Kindle(mobi), iPhone, iPad, Nook, etc. 

To do so, you must first click on the chapter title to open its full text display in ScienceDirect. Then, click on the "More options" drop-down menu and select your eReader format.

*Alternatively, you have the option of installing ScienceDirect's eReader Formats application.  For more information, click here.

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