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eBooks

Features and tools

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Ebook Central Reader guide - find out more about the useful features available in the Ebook Central Reader

Opening and viewing a title

  • To open a book click on the Read Online icon or a chapter title in the Table of Contents list
  • The majority of Ebook Central titles do not restrict how many people can access them at the same time. However, some titles are limited to a maximum of three simultaneous users. When a title reaches it's limit this message will display: All copies are currently in use. Please check back later or search for another book

Copying and printing pages

  • Publishers put restrictions on the number of pages that can be copied or printed
  • The number of pages available for copying or printing will be displayed under the Availability section on the details page of each book

         

Downloading

  • This information will display on the Details page of a title if full downloading of the book is available

         

  • Click on the link and follow the instruction to download the book. Please note: this option does not work on University networked PCs.
  • Accessible on most computers and devices, but not a Kindle ereader.  For Apple and Android devices you will need a compatible reader app such as Bluefire Reader.

Create your own bookshelf

  • Add and remove titles from your personal bookshelf by clicking on the Add to Bookshelf icon
  • Click on the bookshelf button to see the titles added

Change the look and feel

  • Patrons using a screen reader may turn on accessibility mode

  • Patrons who do not use a screen reader but have accessibility needs can request accessibility mode for their account via ProQuest eBooks Support

  • Further information on accessibility can be found on the ProQuest eBook accessibility guide

Link to EBSCOhost website

Opening and viewing a title

  • To open a title click on the  PDF Full Text or theEPUB full textbutton.
  • The majority of EBSCOhost titles do not restrict how many people can access them at the same time. However, some titles only allow one person at a time to access the title and the message "Sorry, this book is in use" will display if someone else is reading the book. The option to place a hold will display to alert you when the book becomes available again.

Copying and printing pages

  • Publisher place restrictions on the number of pages you can copy or print from their eBooks, but the majority allow upto 10% of the content
  • Click on the save pages or email pagesbuttons to see how many pages can be saved or sent by email to print later

Downloading

  • Click on the download button and sign in with your personal EBSCO account to see the options for downloading a title. If you don’t have a personal account, you can create one by clicking on the Create a New Account link.

        

  • Some titles can be downloaded for upto 4 days, but a few can only be downloaded for an hour. Please note: this option does not work on University networked PCs.

Create your own bookshelf

  • Add or remove titles from your personal folders by clicking on the add to folderbutton in the right-hand Tools box
  • Click on the folder button to see titles saved in your folders

Change the look and feel

Opening and viewing a title
  • To open an eBook click on the Iread online button
  • The majority of VLeBooks do not restrict how many people can access them at the same time
Copying and printing pages
  • Publisher place restrictions on the number of pages you can copy or print from their eBooks, but the majority allow upto 10% of the content
  • Click on the print button at the top of the screen to see how many pages are available for printing
Downloading
  • VLeBooks can be downloaded for up to 7 days. Click on the download button when first accessing the eBook to download the book to your device, whether it is a computer, smartphone, tablet etc. There are clear on-screen instructions for a range of devices. Please note: this option does not work on University networked PCs
  • To download eBooks you need a device that is compatible with Adobe DRM (Digital rights management).

    Download Adobe Digital Editions for free

    On a phone or tablet you'll need to download, for FREE, either the VLeBooks eBook Reader app or Bluefire reader. The VLeBooks app is available from the Google store. Download the Bluefire reader

    For further information and help on downloading eBooks please click on the link in the VLeBOOKS Help section.

Create your own bookshelf
  • Add titles to your personal bookshelf by clicking on the bookshelf button when first accessing the book
  • Use the bookshelf button at the top of the screen to view and manage all the titles in your list