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ebooks@ORU: How to Download to ebooks to Desktop or Laptop

Overview of the ebooks available in the ORU Library along with tips on how to access, search, navigate, annotate, and download them

How to Download an Ebook Central ebook (ProQuest) to a Desktop or Laptop

Adobe Digitial Editions is required to download the Library's ebooks (Ebook Central and EBSCO) onto a PC or laptop.

Download an Ebook Central ebook to Adobe Digital Editions

Sign in to Ebook Central and search for an ebook.
Click the Download button of an Ebook Central ebook.
Select "Download the entire document for 14 [or 7] days in Adobe Digital Editions format."
Note: Adobe Digital Editions does not have access to your Ebook Central bookshelf, bookmarks, highlights, or annotations.
The advantage of using Adobe Digital Editions is the ability to read an entire ebook offline on your laptop or PC.

How to Download an Ebook Central ebook Chapter or Page Range

Download a Chapter or Page Range from an Ebook Central ebook

Sign in to Ebook Central and search for an ebook.
Click the Download button of an ebook.
Select a chapter or page range (typically the limit is 60 pages) to download into a PDF.
Email the PDF to yourself
If you open your email on your PC or laptap, save it to the desired folder on your hard drive or in a cloud application such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
If you open your email on your mobile device, open the PDF and tap the arrow on the upper right to choose an app that reads PDFs. Choices will vary according to the apps that you have downloaded. Popular ones include Kindle or iBooks.
If you save the PDF to Dropbox or Google Drive while on your PC or laptop, then you may also access it from your mobile device.

How to Download an ebook to Bluefire Reader

The Library recommends Bluefire Reader for downloading ebooks from both Ebook Centraland EBSCO.

Download ebooks to Bluefire Reader

Go to either the Ebook Central or opens new windoweBook Collection (EBSCOhost) via the library opens new window Database List using the Safari browser on your iPad.
insert your ORU Network Username and passwordwhen prompted.
Select an Ebook Central or EBSCOhost ebook to download.
Click the Download button in Ebook Central or "Download This Book (Offline)" in EBSCOhost.
Select "Download the entire document for xx days in Adobe Digital Editions format."
Tap "OK", then tap "Open in..." and then "Open in Bluefire Reader."
Begin reading.
At any time you can go to the library icon on the Bluefire Reader app to read an ebook, delete it, or return it.
You can download up to 10 ebooks on the Bluefire Reader app at any one time.

Options for Reading PDFs on Mobile Devices

Option 1

Email the PDF to an email address you can access on your mobile device.
Open the email on your mobile device and tap the PDF icon.
on the upper right of the PDF, tap the arrow to transfer the PDF to an ebook reader app such as: iBooks, Kindle, Nook, or Bluefire Reader.​

 

Option 2

Save the PDF to the cloud, e.g., Dropbox, Box, Google Drive.
Download the appropriate app to your mobile device.
Open the app and find the desired PDF
Click the title.
Read directly from Dropbox or other app.
or, open in an ebook reader as in Option 1.

How to Download an EBSCOhost ebook to a Desktop or Laptop

Adobe Digital Editions is required to download the Library's ebooks (Ebook Central and EBSCO) onto a PC or laptop.

Download an EBSCOhost ebook to Adobe Digital Editions

Go to the Database List and click "eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)."
Sign into "My EBSCOhost."
Search for an ebook.
Click the Download button of an ebook.
Select "Download the entire document for 14 [or 7] days in Adobe Digital Editions format."
Note: Adobe Digital Editions does not have access to your EBSCOhost ebook annotations.
The advantage of using Adobe Digital Editions is the ability to read an entire ebook offline on your laptop or PC.

 

How to Download an EBSCOhost ebook Chapter or Page Range

Download a Chapter or Page Range from an EBSCOhost ebook

Go to opens new windoweBook Collection (EBSCOhost) from the Database List and click "Sign In" to log into your "My EBSCOhost" folder.
Click "New Search" and do a search for an ebook.
Click the "ebook Full Text" link.
Determine the section/chapter or page range that you want to download.
Go to the first page of the section.
Click the email icon.
Select "this section" or fill in the number of pages you want to email as a PDF. (Typically the limit per ebook is 60 pages.)
Click "E-mail PDF."
Open the PDF on your PC, laptop, or mobile device.
If you open the PDF on your PC or laptop, be sure it is named properly and then save it to a desired folder.
If you open it on your mobile device, tap the arrow on the upper right, and choose an app with which to open it and read it. The choices will depend on the reader apps you have downloaded. Some common reader apps are Kindle and iBooks. Alternatively, open the PDF in Dropbox or Google Drive, where it will automatically be saved for future reading.