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E-Books: Ebsco E-Book Collections

This guide helps you learn how to access the library's e-book collections.

EBSCO User Guide

Using Ebsco E-Book Collections

To Access Ebsco E-book Collections select this link found at http://www.rts.edu/site/resources/library/research.aspx

(see the "Finding E-books" tab for more information.)

If you are on campus when you click on the link you will immediately be logged into the databases. If you are off campus when you click on the link, you will be asked to provide a username and password. Use the same username and password that you use for Self-service and Canvas.

When you are logged in, select "ebook Collection (EBSCOhost)" and click "Continue"

You can search by topic, keyword, subject and author, or you can do a combined search by clicking the "Advanced Search" link.

You can view the book or download it so you can view it offline later. Or you can refine your search using the filters on the left side of the page.

To download a book, you will need to sign in to your EBSCO account. This is a separate account that you create with your own user name and password.

(For more assistance on creating an account, see the page "creating an EBSCO account")

When you are signed in, a dialogue box will appear. Select your format based upon your device and click the "Download" button.

* WARNING: Not all books in EPUB format are properly paginated. If you want to cite one of these books, you will need to check the pagination on a hard copy. For more information about the EPUB format see this webiste. https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/eBooks_Audiobooks/FAQs/eBooks_FAQs/What_is_EPUB_for_EBSCO_eBooks

Click the "Save" button and you will be able to open the item offline on your device.