EBSCO is a large American information provider. EBSCO provides access to content used in teaching, learning and research, including scholarly journals, dissertations, ebooks, newspapers, periodicals, and historical collections.
EBSCO is not a publisher. Instead, it is what is known as an aggregator. Aggregators provide access to content created by publishers. Everything available on EBSCO has been published elsewhere
FE Subscription Collection is a platform that hosts ebooks from many different publishers. There are 7,100 books available on this platform with new books being added regularly. The digital library has full-text access to all books on this platform. The books that you can read will have been recommended by your instructors and trainers. There are also other books acquired that relate to more general aspects of college and training such as study skills and health & well-being.
You can either read books online, or download ebooks to read on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile. Because of DRM (below) Reading online is easier than downloading to read on your device. Also, when you read online, you can copy, print and make notes from the book.
Note: you can only print or copy around 5-10% of a book at a time and this varies by publisher
FE Subscription Collection ebooks come in two formats:
In addition, most ebooks are locked using Digital Rights Management (DRM). DRM is a method of protecting the copyright and restricting the use of digital media such as ebooks. In practice, this means that when you download an ebook, you have a limited amount of time to read the book. Again, this varies by publisher, but can be up to 21 days. Once the ebook expires, you can download it again as often as you require. eBooks that you download can only be read using the Adobe Digital Editions app. Elsewhere on the digital library, there is a tutorial on getting started with Adobe Digital Editions.
The FE Subscription Collection can be accessed on Windows and Mac computers, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. For mobile devices, there are Adobe Digital Editions App Store and Google Play apps
Adobe Digital Editions will work with many devices, including some ereaders
Note: You can only download ebooks if you have a MyEBSCO account
When you click on a link to access an ebook, this is what you will see:
There are three columns.
The left-hand column has links to:
The middle column contains some information about the book:
Some of this information is useful to you, some isn't
The right-hand column provides links to some useful tools