E-books - guide: Ebsco

Reading and downloading an e-book

  • An entire book as a Adobe Digital Editions document for 1-7 day loan period.
  • In many cases, the simultaneous users per book is unlimited. There are also titles in the Ebsco database with 1-3 user access at a time. If there are user limitations, they are mentioned in Helka.

To download a book you need

  • Adobe Digital Editions.
  • An Adobe ID. You can create Adobe ID here.
  • Ebsco user account. Please note that Helsinki University user account is different from Ebsco user account.

How to download a book onto your computer (PC)

  • In Helka click the word "Online resource".  
  • In Ebsco site select "Download This eBook".
  • If you haven't already, sign in to your personal Ebsco account.
  • Select "Download This eBook"->"Checkout & Download".
  • Once Adobe Digital Editions is installed, choose Open with Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Loan period is 1-7 days.
  • You can return the book by selecting "Return Item" (optional).
  • After downloading you can read Ebsco e-books without network connection.

 

Online reading

  • Online-reading doesn't require any program installations.
  • If the book is in use, online reading is also unavailable. Then you'll see text "Sorry, this eBook is in use" then you can make a reservation with your Ebsco user account.
  • You can use online-version without signing in.

More information

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)includes electronic books on all subjects from humanities to medical books.

When signed in you can

  • Create notes and annotations.

 

Downloading onto a mobile device

Reading and downloading onto your mobile device you need

  • An Adobe ID. You can create Adobe ID here.
  • Aldiko reader. You can download Aldiko from the Apple (Appstore), Android (Google Play) and Microsoft (Microsoft Marketplace) application shops.
  • f you aren’t already, sign in to your personal Ebsco account.
  • Select "Download This eBook"->"Checkout & Download".
  • Once Bluefire Reader is installed, item opens with Bluefire Reader.
  • You can return the book by removing item from your Bluefire Reader library.
  • After downloading you can read Ebsco e-books without network connection.

Printing

  • You may print, but the number of pages varies according to each e-book.

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