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E-books at UC Libraries

This guide provides an overview if e-books in UC collections and online. Learn to find and read e-books.

About the EBSCOhost E-book Collection

The EBSCOhost eBook Collection is a broad multi-disciplinary collection covering topics across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. 

To access EBSCOhost eBooks:

  • On the UC Libraries homepage click the Databases tab in the red search box.
  • Type ebscohost ebook in the search box. Click the search icon or hit "Enter."

Databases search box

  • On the result screen click on "EBSCOhost Ebook Collection."
    If prompted for off-campus login, login with your UC credentials (6+2 and central password).

The collection can also be accessed via the library catalog.

Reading Online

In EBSCOhost eBook Collection, you can do a search for your term(s) or click on eBooks in the bluer bar to browse by category.

EBSCOhost search screen

From the search results, click the check box beside a title or chapter and click either PDF Full Text (this format supports page level citations)  or EPUB Full Text (this format resizes to your screen) to see the full text.

EBSCOhost search results with full text format options.

Printing and Copying

Up to 100 pages of an eBook can be saved for printing or emailing per user as a PDF file from within the eBook Full Text viewer.

Note: The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.

To save eBooks pages as a PDF:

  1. Open the eBook in the eBook Full Text viewer.

  2. Go to the first page of the section of pages you would like to print and click the Save Pages in the tools menu above.
    The Save Pages to PDF menu is displayed.

Save Pages to PDF screen

  1. Select to include in the PDF:

    • Current Page: Save only the page you are viewing.
    • Current Page and the next XX pages: Enter the number of pages (up to the number listed next to "Number of pages available" minus 1. For example, if the limit is 30 pages, enter 29).
    • This Section (If available to select): Select to save the entire section or chapter of the eBook.
  2. Select:

    • Save PDF: To save the selected pages to your computer.
    • Send as an E-mail: To e-mail the selected pages as a PDF file to yourself.
  3. Open the saved PDF and use the Adobe Print function to print out your saved pages.

Note: eBook pages saved as a PDF can be transferred to, and read on eReader devices such as the Nook or Kindle. Consult your device's user manual for instructions on how to manually transfer files to the device.

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