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Downloading an Ebsco eBook in CONSULS  

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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Why we recommend that you read your eBook online

Downloading an eBook is handy if you are not going to have access to the Internet.

However, you will lose the functionalities that the online version provides.There are advantages of reading the eBook online in its native EBSCO setting:

  • You can save and export citations to various bibliographic management software (EasyBib, EndNote, RefWorks and more).
  • You can print parts of the book that are relevant to your research (up to sixty pages).
  • You can add bookmarks and annotations.
  • You can e-mail segments of the book to yourself or others.
  • Ebsco can create a bibliographic citation of the book for you in a variety of styles (APA, MLA, Chicago and more).

How to read your eBook online

ECSU has access to 120,000 Ebsco eBooks. You will come across them when searching a topic in CONSULS, or you can find them by searching the Ebsco eBook collection in our database list. Here is an example of an eBook record in CONSULS:

Click  "CSU users click here to access "*

NOTE* CSU = Connecticut State University.  eBooks are available to ALL Eastern, Central,  Southern, and Western students, faculty and staff.


Next Step


To simply view the book and read online, click on eBook Full Text (see yellow highlight above).

If you would like to download the eBook to your personal e-reader or personal computer, please see tabs at the top of this page for further instructions. These books are checked out for 28 days. After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file remains on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually from the eBook library on your device. 


EBSCO eBooks compatibility

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with for the following eBook Readers:*

  • Apple (iOS) Devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Sony eReader Touch Edition
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • All eBook Readers supporting the Adobe eBook DRM
  • Kindle Fire

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with the following reader apps:

  • Bluefire Reader apps for iOS and Android devices
  • Aldiko app for Android devices
  • Txtr app for iPhone and Android devices
  • All apps supporting the Adobe eBook DRM

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with all devices and apps supporting Adobe eBook DRM (Digital Rights Management), a standard used by most popular eBook providers, including Google Play. A complete list of Adobe eBook DRM compatible devices and apps is available here.



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