Using ebooks -- EBSCO and (ProQuest) eBook Central
I suggest reading online and then saving chapters and sections as permanent PDFs. But almost all of these ebooks can be downloaded, almost all the time. Seethese slides with screenshots. Also, the U of New Mexico guide is helpful. And there are links to more EBSCO/ProQuest help pages at bottom here.
However, the main problem I've seen is getting the book, once it's downloaded, actually into the reader. Safari works flawlessly for me. Try that if you have an iPad/iPhone. Chrome, Firefox, and others often do not work. I'd like to hear about problems and successes.
eBook Central (ProQuest):Downloading specific chapters and page ranges as a PDF (easiest, lasts forever, works on all devices). You will not need to set up an Ebook Central account or login.
1. Open the book online
2. Click either the chapter download icon or the printer icon to create a PDF document
3. Select current chapter or page range option, then click continue
4. Save the PDF file and read it any PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader, or transfer the file to other devices.
Most eBook Central ebooks can be downloaded.
eBook Cental provides access to multidisciplinary content from academic publishers. To download an entire ebook from ebrary, you must access ebrary through the library website and be logged into your own ebrary account: click on "Sign In" to access or create an ebrary account.
Download eBook Collection (EBSCO) ebooks onto your smart device
The Library has over 140,000 ebooks in the EBSCO eBook Collection. These include many interesting books from small and academic presses. Almost all of them can be checked out and downloaded.The easiest way to view EBSCO eBooks is to read them online. Click on PDF Full Text to read the eBook online.
Here's how to get them on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. You have to do these 4 steps just once: