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eBooks - Community College Collection

EBSCOhost - eBook Community College Collection
Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains more than 48,900 titles. Content within the collection covers topics across programs and fields of study in key subject areas such as the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Science & Technology, and Literary Criticism. All titles are available with unlimited user access

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How do I access the EBSCOhost eBook Community College Collection?

A.To access the collection – go to either the Library Web Page –Articles- EBSCOhost, or use the Portal access –to the Library Button – Library Portal Page – EBSCOhost.
Next Page – Choose EBSCOhost Web
Next Page – Choose the eBook Community College Collection (EBSCOhost) – (databases in alphabetical order)
Do a Search – put terms in the Search Box
Choose Book – from the search results
To View – click on eBook Full Text link

Q. How do I search the eBook collection?
    A. See the EBSCOhost Tutorial
    B. View the Instructions (pdf file)

Q. How do I view an eBook?
A. All of the eBooks can be read online in the eBook Viewer by clicking the eBook Full Text link.

Q. What is the first step needed before downloading an eBook to my device?
A. A MyEBSCOhost Account must be created.
B. If you already have an account – sign in to My EBSCOhost at the top of the search page.

Q. How do I create a MyEBSCOhost Account?
A. Sign in to My EBSCOhost. Click on Create a New Account
B. Follow directions, or view My EBSCOhost YouTube

Q. Is there special software required for me to download an eBook?
A. Yes, Adobe Digital Editions is required for offline viewing. This is free software that can be downloaded from Adobe Digital Editions.
B. While in Adobe Digital Editions, you may want to create an Adobe Digital Editions account.

Q. How do I download an eBook?
A. See the EBSCOhost Tutorial.
B. View the Instructions (pdf file)
C. View the Downloading EBSCO eBooks – Help Sheet

Q. How long can an eBook download be checked out?
A. Seven days. It will then disappear from your device.

Q. Are all eBooks available for downloading?
A. Not all books are available for download. If the download (offline) link is not listed under the eBook record, it is not available and can only be viewed via the eBook full text link.

Q. What do I need to view a download on a mobile device (Apple)?
A. Help page for Apple device
B. Bluefire Reader App installed on your device from iTunes
C. Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device
D.Adobe Digital Editions Account

Q. What do I need to view a download on a mobile device (Android)?
A. Help page for Android device
B. Bluefire reader App installed on your device from Google Play store
C. Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device
D. Adobe Digital Editions Account

 

 


 

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