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EDUC 1300 - Learning Framework (Hilda Jordan): eBooks

Research Guide for Ms. Jordan's EDUC 1300 class

Searching for eBooks

eBooks are electronic books that can be read online.


To search for eBooks on your topic


  1. Click on eBooks button    
  2. Login screen will ask you to enter your first & last name and EPCC ID number
  3. The eBook search page will open.
  4. At the top of the page are multiple search boxes.
  5. You can search by keyword, title, author, or subject.
  6. Enter your search terms in the search box and then click on the pull-down arrow next to "Select a Field."
  7. Select the type of search you are using. (Hint: If you are searching by keyword, just leave the "Select a Field" box alone or you can select "Text.")
  8. Scroll down the page and check mark the "Full Text" box. This means you will only get books that have the full-text available online.
  9. Click on "Search."
  10. You will retrieve a listing of eBooks that match your search terms.
  11. Click on the title of the book to see all of the information about the book.
  12. Click on "eBook full text" to read the book.


When you search for an eBook,  a listing of titles is retrieved.  Click on any of the titles to view the information about the book including the most relevant pages that match the words you entered in the search box.

Use the arrows at the top of the eBook page to turn the page forward or back.

Look at the Table of Contents and Indexes on the left side of the search page to jump ahead to a relevant section of the book.

If you like one of the books, you can download or e-mail the book.  You can also print a select number of pages of the book.  You cannot print the entire book due to Copyright protection.



Downloading an EBSCO eBook

You may choose to download an eBook to your computer and read it offline at a later time.

Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing. This free software can be downloaded from this link.

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

    Downloading an     eBook

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.

    My Ebscohost image

  2. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button.

    Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.

    Downloading an eBook

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.

  3. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.

    If you Open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions.

    If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

  4. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions.

    For the complete EBSCO eBooks Help Guide, click on
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