Full text options for EBSCO ebooks
There are two ways to access the text of EBSCO ebooks.
1. Scroll down the ebook page to find links to specific chapters.
2. A link to PDF Full Text or to the EPUB format (in left margin of the ebook page)
Unfortunately, EBSCO ebooks don't work well on some devices.
However, the quality of photos and other images are generally better in EBSCO ebooks than on some other ebook platforms.
If you are on campus, you don't need to login to access an EBSCO ebook. If if you are off campus, you will be asked to log in with your EMU NetID. If you aren't asked to log in, there may be an issue with the link you have to the book. In that case, try searching for the ebook in E-search (use ebook search provided below).
If you are asked to log in and your login doesn't work, you may need to update your NetID password (see Login Problems below).
To authenticate your browser needs to accept cookies. If you have trouble logging into the book, you may need to change browser settings to accept cookies.
EBSCO ebooks. also sometimes produce an error page when you try to login. If you refresh the browser page and try again, it usually works on the second try.
Most EBSCO ebooks in EMU's collection are single user ebooks. For some high-use titles the library was able to purchase ebooks that allow more than one person to use them at one time.
Single User Ebooks*
If you get a message that the ebook is being read by another student, you will need to try to login again later. When that student logs out of the book or is timed out of the book for inactivity, a different student will be able to access the book. Librarians can see that ebook busy signals don't happen often, but it's wise to read ahead as the book is more likely to be busy right before a test or assignment due date.
Three User Ebooks*
Up to 3 students at a time can read these titles. If you are the 4th student trying to access the book, you will need to try to login again later. When a student logs out of the book or is timed out of the book for inactivity, you will be able to access the book. Librarians can see that these busy signals are rare, but it's wise to read ahead as the book is more likely to be busy right before a test or assignment due date.
Unlimited User Access Ebooks
Any number of EMU students can access an unlimited user ebook and the book should never be busy.
*If you do get a busy signal, wait for 30 minutes before trying again to access the ebook. If you keep trying to log in every few seconds, you can cause the ebook to get "hung up."
This search finds only the online books in the EMU Library.
Permanent links provided in Esearch already include EZproxy information. Just select the Permanent Link next to the book title in the search results, and copy the URL:
A stable direct link for an ebook from EBSCOhost can be found on the initial page for the ebook. Look in the Tools on the right hand side for Permalink. This link is already set for access from off campus (EMU Proxy.)
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