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Does your computer, mobile device, or eReader have an internet connection? If so, you can view our eBooks right from your web browser!
Often you can choose between a full-text HTML view or a full-text PDF view.
Many of our eBook databases will allow you to download a book for offline viewing.
If you see a download link when you're looking at a library eBook, you'll need to make sure you have the right software to read it. You'll need to download Adobe Digital Editions for your computer or Bluefire Reader App for your iPad.
You can also browse for eBooks directly in various library databases:
|ABC – CLIO||no||yes||Yes; with errors||each chapter|
|CREDO Reference||no||yes||Yes; at bottom||save as PDF first; print each chapter|
|EBL||yes||yes||Yes; with errors||up to 80 pages||Must re-establish credentials. Log in with same info as CampusConnect|
|Ebrary||yes||yes||No; use “cite” in catalog||up to 40 pages||Must open free account to save, bookmark, or download|
|EBSCO eBooks||usually||yes||Yes||up to 60 pages||Must open free account to save, bookmark, or download|
|Gale Virtual Reference Library||yes||yes||Yes||each chapter|
|Sage Reference||each chapter||yes||Yes; with errors||each chapter|
|Science Direct||PDFs by chapter||not easily||No; use “cite” in catalog||each chapter||Open PDFs in iBooks to read on iPad.|
All ebooks can be downloaded
Publishers may place restrictions on ebooks which prevent them from being downloaded. Sometimes they allow the whole book to be downloaded and other times you are limited to a certain number of pages.
You need an e-reader to view ebooks
Ebooks can be viewed on iPads, smartphones, computers, tablets, or other devices which have the appropriate software.
All ebooks can be printed
Publishers can limit the number of pages printed from an ebook.
Example: Most ebooks in Ebrary allow a maximum of 60 pages printed per day. Some publishers though, have set a more restrictive printing limit for their books in Ebrary.
You can also find free eBooks at the following sites: