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Library Changes in Response to COVID-19

Guide to general information sources and HBU News pertaining to the Coronavirus.

How to Use E-books

When using E-books, it is important to know that you do NOT need to download E-books for general reading purposes. You can view online or on your device. Reading E-books will resize and are formatted to work on any device, smartphone, or tablet. It may perhaps be more challenging to read on mobile phones but it can be done. We actually do not recommend downloading E-books at all, even on laptos. We do recommend just reading the work whatever device you are using. If you need to download, please email reference@hbu.edu and let us know about your needs.

Finding E-books

The library has two E-book collections: EBSCO Academic E-books and Ebook Central (ProQuest). The easiest way to find E-books is to go to the Library's Database page and click the Need E-books option.

 

EBSCO E-books

You will see a PDF button for EBSCO E-books that you find.

 

Before accessing:

  1. Go to any Ebsco database. To read E-books from EBSCO, you will first need to login to the HBU system with your full email address and password (same as HBU Portal). You will need a free EBSCO account password to login again. To create, go to any EBSCO database or OneSearch and click Sign In (or MyEBSCOHost SIgn In button) on teh blue menu and create a free account. You will need to sign-in every time in order to use their resources. Use a familiar username and password and fill out the security questions.
  2. After proxy and EBSCO signins, click PDF and navigate to any chapter or section you need.
     

You may also see citations that look like this from EBSCO:

 

In this case, click the EPUB button.

 

Ebook Central

Go to Ebook Central (formerly known as ebrary) and click Sign In with your HBU Network ID and password. Results will look something like this:

 

Click on the "An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web' click to view" button. Next, you will see this:

 

 

Just click Read Online. It doesn't get any more simple than that!