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Using eBooks at the Blume Library

This guide provides step-by-step tips to find and use eBooks, particularly EBSCO eBooks. Includes tips on how to download an eBook to your computer and transfer to an eReader. Also includes links to free eBooks online.

View and Read EBSCO eBooks Online

The simplest way to use EBSCO eBooks is to read them online.  

Read an eBook online

  1. Go to Discover or EBSCO eBooks databases links listed on this page. 
  2. Search for an eBook by title, keyword, author, etc.
  3. There are a variety of links that lead to eBooks in Discover.  Click on the links until you get to the screen that lists the PDF Full Text and/or EPUB Full Text
  4. Read the book by:
    • clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the screen to move through the pages
    • search within the text for a word or phrase
    • go to specific sections of the book using the Table of Contents
  5. When you are finished with the eBook, click on the Back link to close the eBook so other users may access the book immediately.

Step 1: Choose an EBSCO eBook to View

image showing how to select an EBSCO eBook to view; choose PDF or EPUB link under book entry

Step 2: Read an eBook. Close when finished reading.

image: ebook image showing a book, how to move through a book, and how to back out for future users

Another Resource for Information on eBooks

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