EBSCO eBooks for FE Subscription Collection: Reading Online
Reading online is the simplest method of accessing ebooks on the FE Subscription Collection platform and is the recommended option for reading ebooks on this platform
If you chose to read online, you can
- make notes (if you are logged in to your MyEBSCO account)
- search within the full text of the book
- usually copy between 5-10% of the book
- usually print between 5-20% of the book
Note: some publishers are not as generous as others, and may restrict online reading sessions, printing or copying. The ebook detail page will let you know how much of the book you can print or copy
On a book detail page, click the PDF Full Text/ePUB Full Text link in the left-hand column or on the search results page, click the PDF Full Text/ePUB Full Text link below the book details to read online. You can read individual chapters online too - links to those are in the book detail page's table of contents section
This is what you see when you click the ebook Read Online link:
The first column has three tabs:
- Contents (default), contains information about the book, including print/copy/download allowances.
- Search Within - open a search box that you can use to search for specific text
- My Notes - make notes within the book (requires a MyEBSCO account)
Click on the chevrons (<<) to close this column
The second column is the book itself. if you simply want to read the book, on a laptop or PC, press the page down button, click the arrows (to move forwards or backwards) on the bottom middle of the page
or use the mouse scroll button to go through the pages. On a device, simply scroll up or down to move between pages
Above the book, there are some links. You can read a book without having to use these links, but here follows a description of what everything does.
- Add to/Remove from Folder - add the book detail to a folder. This folder is deleted when you log out, unless you are signed into your MyEBSCO account
- Save Pages to PDF - Save some book pages as a separate PDF file.
- Email pages - send PDF pages to an email account
- Print pages - print out pages
- Cite - Export a citation record for the book (scroll down to find the Harvard citation format)
- Dictionary - opens a search box to where you can search for the definition of a word
- Export - Save or email a citation record to import into reference management software (The Library recommends Direct Export in RIS Format (CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero)
- Permalink - Create a permanent link to the ebook that you can use to go straight to it without having to search or browse for it. Remember, you cannot use the URL in the browser's web address box because this is unique to every session you have on this platform.
- Google Drive - Export pages to your Google Drive account
- Full Download - if the full download of the book is available, click this link to download the full-text