EBSCO E-books is an ebook platform, providing access to E-books from a range of publishers, and covering a wide range of subjects.
EBSCO Information Services /EBSCOhost is the registered trademark of EBSCO Information Services
All titles held on EBSCO E-books can be found on SAULCAT. From the record on SAULCAT select the link "connect to ebook" to access the book.
If you are on-campus you don't need to login.
If you are off-campus, to login:
Once logged in you are taken to the book record, from here you can choose to:
Can I access all content on EBSCO E-books
Yes, you can access all the titles shown on the EBSCO E-books service.
Are there any limits on the number of concurrent users who can access a title?
Yes, there is a limit of 3 concurrent users with some titles. If all 3 sessions are in use, you'll see the message "Sorry, this ebook is in use"
Once someone else has finished using the ebook you should be able to use it, you'll need to refresh the page.
Please note that both the E-book Full-text option (read online) and the Download option count as a user session, so if you download a title you are using one license for 24 hours. If you know that your whole class need to read the book, it's best not to download it. If you only need a specific chapter of the book you are able to download and save just the chapter you need, once you logout or shut down the ebook you will release it for another user to view. More information about these features is given below.
We recommend you use the read online option rather than downloading an ebook. However if you need off-line access to an ebook then you can download it for a 24 hour period.
Before you try to Download an Ebook from EBSCO E-book collection you will need to ensure that your PC/MAC has Adobe Digitial Editions installed. All University PCs have this software installed.
If you want to download to a tablet/mobile device you need to have the Bluefire Reader installed, available through the App store for Apple users, or Google Play for Android.
My EBSCOhost Account
If you want to download an Ebook you will also need to create a My EBSCOhost account. When you choose the Download option you will be asked to sign in or create an account :
If you have already created an account choose the Sign In option, if not choose Create a new Account, and complete and submit a new account form.
You cannot download from EBSCO E-books without a My EBSCOHost account.
You do not need to create a MyEBSCOhost account to use the Full-text online option to read the Ebook online, or print/download a section.
With EBSCO E-books you can choose to:
To read the full-text of an entire ebook choose the E-book Full-text option
The ebook reader will open with the Book displayed in the central area, and the book details, and Table of Contents displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, you can use the Table of Contents to move to the part of the book you want to view.
Use the navigation arrows as the bottom of the ebook to move to the previous or next page, or enter a page number in the box.
Up to three users can access the ebook at the same time.
Using the E-book Full-Text option you can choose to print a range of pages from a title, or save as a PDF:
Where a class has been advised to read a chapter of an ebook available through EBSCO E-books, you are advised to choose the Save Pages option for the section/chapter you require. In order to ensure the rest of the class has an opportunity to do the same you are advised to close the ebook once you have finished with it.
Downloading the Ebook
You can download an EBSCO Ebook for a period of 24 hours to you PC, Mac or mobile device. Before you download ensure you have Abode Digital Editions installed on you PC or Mac (already installed on all University of St Andrews PCs) or the Bluefire Reader App installed on you mobile device (Apple iOS and Android)
To Download the ebook:
Please note that Downloading an ebook will use 1 of the 3 licenses available for the 24 hour period, you cannot "return" the ebook to allow someone else access. So if the book is a core reading for your class you may prefer to use the Read Online option, or to Print/Save the section you need to read. If you need access beyond the 24 hour period you can choose to download again.
See the Video Tutorial, on the right of this guide, from EBSCOhost Downloading EBSCO eBooks - Tutorial.
When you click the book image or title you will be taken to the record on SAULCAT, from here you can open the link to the ebook.