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Ebooks - Searching and Viewing

Viewing eBooks in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

1. After following the link to the eBook Collection from the A-Z Databases, you must create an EBSCO host account if you would like to download chapters or specific pages from eBooks for offline use.


Ebsco Ebooks Home Page

2.Click on the Sign In button to login, or follow the prompts to create a new account. (Creating an account enables you to download eBooks in your folder, while also allowing you to save searches and articles from  EBSCO databases)

3. Type into the search bar any search terms needed to locate a book, or simply browse through the featured eBooks.

4. Click on the desired eBook’s title.

5. To open the eBook, either click eBook Full Text on the left panel or click any of the linked words underneath the Table of Contents.

Ebsco Ebooks Open Book

6. Now, you are able to read and/or download the eBook to your computer.  While reading the eBook on your browser, there are some tools on the right panel for searching within the eBook, citing the eBook in APA, MLA, etc. documentation styles, and emailing the eBook’s information to yourself. You can download an ebook using either EBSCO Mobile or Adobe Digital Editions.

Primo Search

Find Books, eBooks, Articles, DVDs, and Streaming Videos

Looking for more Tips and Tricks of what you can do? Check our Primo Guide.

General Search Tips

  • Start your search in Primo, then look in subject specific databases for more specific results.
  • Boolean Search terms: AND gives you only results with both of your search terms, OR gives you results with either one of your search terms (but not necessarily both of them), NOT excludes results with that search term.
  • Start general, and refine to a specific search.  If you have a general idea of what you would like to focus on, search a broad term, and then refine as you discover what is available. 
  • Look at the subject terms and keywords that the articles you find are using. If they seem relevant, you may wish to incorporate them into your search terms.
  • If your results are too broad, add additional search terms to refine your search.
  • Searching for a specific phrase? Place it in quotation marks to search for those exact works in that order. For example: “To be or not to be” will find that specific phrase, rather than each word individually.
  •  Need to find a word or phrase in an article PDF, an e-book, or on a webpage? Use CTRL and F to open a search box that will search the text within a document.