|Do I need to login?||No, if you are accessing EBSCO ebooks online from campus. If you are off-campus, you will need to be logged in to the VPN.|
|Instructions for reading online||See Guide. Watch the tutorial, Reading eBooks.|
See Guide. You will need Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) - click here to download this software.
Note: we have run into issues with Adobe Digital Editions on public computers in the library. Follow these steps: 1) Click "Help", 2) "Erase Authorization", 3)"Help", 4) "Authorize Computer", 5) Check "I want to authorize my computer without an ID."
EBSCO now offers EBSCO Mobile App for those that want to download a book to a mobile device without using Adobe Digital Editions.
|e-Readers||See "Supported Devices and Apps, "How can I download and read eBooks on my mobile device?, and watch the tutorial Downloading eBooks to Mobile Devices.|
|Format||PDF or EPUB|
|Allows multiple concurrent users||Yes, though each book has different restrictions. Some books are unlimited simultaneous use; others are limited to 1 or 3-uses at a time. The UC Library Search record for the book usually includes if access is limited. Under "View Online" there will be a link to the book and the phrase, "Access limited to 1 simultaneous user. Try again later if refused." If this phrase isn't there, most likely the book has unlimited access.|
|Printing/Copying||See Guide. Depending on publisher-specific limits, up to 100 pages of an EBSCO eBook can be printed, saved, or emailed as a PDF file during the check out period. Some titles might not allow any printing. More info here.|
|My Notes||When logged in to your EBSCO account, you can take notes. Look for "My Notes" in the upper left corner.|
|Citing EBSCO eBooks||See Guide|
|Browser Requirements||Minimum Browser Requirements|
|Is there an app?||Yes. See the Quick Start Guide.|
Off-campus? Please use the Software VPN and choose the group UCIFull to access licensed content. For more information, please Click here
Software VPN is not available for guests, so they may not have access to some content when connecting from off-campus.