Reading an eBook on EBSCO Interfaces

This page demonstrates to how read eBooks on EBSCO interfaces, including how to view detailed record information about eBook titles.

eBook Detailed Record

A Detailed Record can be viewed by clicking an eBook title in the Result list. From the Detailed Record, you can read or download the eBook using the links in the left column. From the right column, you can print, email, save, or export the record, as well as add the details about the eBook to your folder.

eBooks Detailed Record

At the bottom of the Detailed Record, you can view Most Relevant Pages from this eBook and the Table of Contents. Both sections can be collapsed or expanded by clicking the plus (+) or minus (-) in the upper left corner of the section.

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eBook Viewer

eBooks can be read online in the eBook Viewer by clicking the eBook Full Text link on the Result List or Detailed Record.

eBook Viewer

In the top toolbar of the eBook Viewer, you can click the Back to Results, New Search, or Exit links to check in the eBook after you have finished viewing it.

Included in the column on the left, are tools that allow you to view the contents of an eBook, search within the text of the eBook and save a note on the eBook in your My EBSCOhost folder.

Included in the row of tools across the top of the Viewer, are tools that allow you to look up words in a dictionary and share eBook information.

Using the eBook Viewer Toolbar

When viewing eBooks in PDF format, the following options are available on the toolbar at the bottom of the viewer.

eBook Viewer Tools - PDF

EPUB Format

EPUB is an open eBook standard and file format that allows you to increase the size of the font, enabling you to optimize the viewing experience on desktop computers, smart phones, and tablets.

EPUB format eBooks use vertical scrolling to display the text of each chapter. Use the navigation arrows to change the chapter you are reading.

In cases when you are viewing an eBook in ePub format, the toolbar appears as shown.

eBook Viewer Tools - EPUB


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ID: 7058
Topic: Interface Features, Database Products and Content
Services: EBSCOhost Research Interface, Business Searching Interface, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO eBooks
Updated: September 2015

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