Titles from EBSCO can be viewed online in smaller sections or chapters. A title is automatically checked out when you choose to view the "PDF Full Text". The EBSCO online reader enables you to utilize the features that are associated with your myEBSCOhost account such as saving sections or pages, saving citation information, and using a built in dictionary.
EBSCO eBooks are in .epub format. This format requires the download and use of Adobe Digital Editions. In some cases, but not all, portions of the text can be converted to .pdf so you may read on your kindle, nook, or other device. For further information on Adobe Digital Editions and instructions for downloading to Kindle, visit EBSCO's help page.
You may download the eBook title for offline reading in a few steps:
If desired, when you sign in to myEBSCOhost, you can retrieve Preferences settings that you selected and saved in a previous session.
If your information has changed, you can update your myEBSCOhost account with the new information.
You will need the following:
Please note: You will only need to install BlueFire and create an Adobe Digital Editions ID once. After this has been done, you will only need to tap "Download" any time you wish to download and read an eBook on your device.
Using your Kindle Fire’s web browser go to the following URL, and follow the steps to download and install the BlueFire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire.
Please note: You will need to enable your device to allow installation of third party apps from the Settings menu before downloading and installing the Bluefire app.
Use the following link to create and Adobe Digital Editions ID: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/index.cfm?nf=1&nl=1&loc=en_us
Please note: You must authorize the BlueFire app with your Adobe Digital Edition ID before you can download an eBook to Bluefire.
To Authorize the App:
Once you have located an eBook you wish to download to your device, use the following steps to download it:
Use your Kindle Fire's web browser to run a search on EBSCOhost or EBSCOhost Mobile and tap an eBook image in the result list for the eBook you would like to download.
Note: After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file will still be on your device, but cannot be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening BlueFire and selecting to remove it from your library.
Please note: Your device must be running iOS 3.2 or higher.
You will need the following:
Install the Bluefire Reader Version 1.2 onto your device. Bluefire is available for free from iTunes at the following link: Bluefire Reader via iTunes
Create an Adobe Digital Editions ID at the following link: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/index.cfm?nf=1&nl=1&loc=en_us
Please note: Before downloading an eBook, you must authorize the Bluefire app with your Adobe ID.
Use the Safari browser on your device to access EBSCO eBooks and locate an eBook you would like to download to the device.
To download an eBook:
Elihu Burritt Library
(access via Harold Lewis Drive)
Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050