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eBooks: Using eBooks

Finding and reading eBooks at University of South Wales

If you are searching and accessing eBooks from FINDit, you may find that the look and some functions can differ from one eBook to another.

This is because our eBooks are provided by different companies.  The platform they provide to read and use eBooks might look different, but most will enable you to do the following: 

  • Full-text searching
  • Reading online
  • Download some or all of the book to a variety of mobile devices (including in some cases Kindles).

A few others offer extra features such as text highlighting or annotating.

Read the table below to find out more about the most used eBook platforms available in USW.

Can I download?   Yes, for a limited period of time.  A download loan varies from 1-14 days.  
How much can I save, print or copy? In 'Read Online' mode, you can print, copy and save a limited number of pages. 
Can I download/read them on my phone/tablet?

Yes.  You will need to obtain a free Adobe ID to download onto Adobe Digital Editions or Blue Fire Reader for both iOS and Android.  You can 'Read Online' as normal on your browser. 

Can I search for the eBooks on FINDit? Yes
I need step-by-step guidance - where can I find this?  Read this guide from Proquest: https://proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral/home 

 

Can I download?   Yes.  Download for a maximum of 7 days.  You will need to register (free) with EBSCO to do this. 
How much can I save, print or copy? In 'Read Online' mode, you can print, copy and save a limited number of pages. 
Can I download/read them on my phone/tablet?

Yes.  You will need to obtain a free Adobe ID to download onto Adobe Digital Editions or Blue Fire Reader for both iOS and Android.  You can 'Read Online' as normal on your browser. 

Can I search for these eBooks on FINDit Yes
I need step-by-step guidance - where can I find this?  Further information on downloading and reading EBSCO eBooks - https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Checking-Out-and-Downloading-EBSCO-eBooks?language=en_US