Over the summer, the library said goodbye to ebrary and hello to a new ebook collection: EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection, which is a bit of a mouthful, but which gives us access to more books (125,000 to ebrary’s 75,000) and which garnered very positive feedback when we asked faculty and students to test it out last spring.
- You can search and read the full text of over 125,000 academic books from across most disciplines.
- When you search the library’s EBSCOHost databases as a group, ebooks will now show up in your results along with articles, dissertations, and more.
- Most of the ebooks in the collection can be downloaded to most devices (not Kindles, unfortunately). The first time through is a little complicated. We have prepared detailed instructions, and we’re also happy to help — just stop by the library service desk!
- Some ebook activities (like downloading) require you to create a MyEBSCOHost account. This is an account set up directly between you and EBSCO; the library can’t recover your password for you. Be sure to make a note of your account info!
- Most ebooks let you print a limited number of pages (60 seems common); the limit is determined by the publisher.
We hope you find some useful information in EBSCO eBook Academic Collection. We welcome suggestions for a good nickname for this collection. And we always welcome questions and feedback — email firstname.lastname@example.org; call x221 (802-258-9221); or stop by the Service Desk when we’re staffed.