Answered By: Services *Research & Liaison
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2022     Views: 11

Using EBSCO eBooks can be challenging. The steps below outline an efficient way to read, print, and save EBSCO platform eBooks; this brief screencast shows those steps as well.

  • This may seem counter intuitive, but avoid the "full download" option on the landing page of the ebook (left-hand side).
  • Choosing the full download option requires creating both an EBSCO account and an Adobe Digital Edition account
  • Choose PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text immediately above "Full Download" to read online AS WELL AS have options for saving, emailing, and printing pages.
    • Choosing PDF or EPUB also will reveal access and use details for an eBook in the EBSCO platform

  • The download/print page limit is in the upper left-hand side.  
    • Print/download limits vary by book, even within the same vendor platform (EBSCO, in this case).  Some books may have a print/download limit as high as 100 pages, while others may only allow 20 pages.
    • Note that these limits are per session: Beginning a new browser session will reset your limit

  • You will also see books with print/download limits of zero pages. In these cases, although no pages may be printed or downloaded, the text is still fully readable on a computer screen.

These various publishers establish these varying limits.

For additional guidance about using EBSCO and other eBook platforms, visit the eBook Details guide.


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