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EBSCO eBook Collection
The EBSCO eBook Collection contains over 3000 fiction and non-fiction fulltext eBooks in a variety of subject areas (business, computer science, history, sociology, etc.) Eckerd College students , faculty and staff may access all of the library's eBooks from home or anywhere off-campus with an Internet connection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I access the EBSCO eBook Collection?
A. Select the "Articles" tab on the library homepage and select EBSCO eBook Collection from the drop down menu. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your Eckerd email and username in order to access this collection.
Q. What are the systems requirements for using EBSCO eBooks?
A. In order to effectively use all EBSCO eBook features, the minimum browser requirements are Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0, Google Chrome, and Safari 3.0 (for Macintosh). You must also have Adobe ® Reader® installed to view the PDF Full Text files. If you are using Visual Search, you must also install Adobe ® Flash Player 8.0 or higher.
Q. How do I view the eBook?
A. eBooks can be read online in the eBook Viewer by clicking the eBook Full Text link in the Result list or Detailed Record.
Note: If you are using a Mac, you will need to upgrade your browser to Safari 5.1.2. You can upgrade your browser at the following link: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1070 in order to use the eBook Viewer.
Q. Is there special software required for me to download an eBook?
A. Yes. Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing. This free software can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions.
Q. What is the checkout period for an eBook?
A. You can check out an eBook for 7 days. If the eBook you need is in use you can place a hold on that eBook. Holds expire after 3 months.
Q. Can I transfer this eBook to my e-reader?
A. EBSCO eBooks can be transferred to all e-readers that are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions, which includes most of the common e-readers (Nook, Sony e-reader, Kobo, etc) EXCEPT for the Amazon Kindle, which is NOT compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. A complete list of e-readers compatible with Adobe Digital Editions can be found here: http://blogs.adobe.com/
Q. Are all EBSCO eBooks available for downloading?
A. The download option is not available to all of the eBooks in the EBSCO eBook collection and this is due to the different publisher's rules. If the download (offline) link is not listed under the eBook record, that means it is not available for download and can only be viewed via the eBook full text link in the web browser.
Q. Where can I get help using EBSCO ebooks?
A. The Eckerd College Reference Librarians are available to assist you in using this eBook collection. Stop by the reference desk, email us or call 864-8337.