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Online Readers

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eBook Central can be viewed on all major browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Here is a quick video about downloading eBooks from the eBook Central online reader followed by a guide further down the page:

Below you can see the facets that appear on the left hand side of the reader screen. These are great for finding specific pages and also for making and storing notes on the text.

eBook Central Facet Guide

Toolbar

On the toolbar you will find options for viewing and manipulating the book in the viewing pane including printing, citing, bookmarks and zoom functions

eBook Central Reader Toolbar

A useful feature of this reader is that Citations are included when you copy and paste text, and and also when you print pages and chapters to PDF.

Printing, Saving and Copying

You are allowed, under copyright law, to save or print a portion of an eBook and this allowance will vary from book to book. Content is usually saved in pdf format.

Downloading

In order to download a whole eBook to your PC/Laptop you will need Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device. This will provide you with an Adobe ID needed to download titles.

Get Adobe Digital Editions

To download to Android/iPad/iPhone you will need to get Bluefire Reader installed on your device.


                       Google Play Store icon                                  Apple App Store

Please contact IT Support for help with installing Adobe Digital Editions to your BCU owned PC, laptop or device.

For a more detailed guide to the eBook Central Reader click here.

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EBSCOhost lets you view an eBook online in either EPUB or PDF formats in all major browsers. The key advantage of the PDF version is that it will let you make notes whereas the EPUB one will not.

However the EPUB version will resize to fit your screen so choose this format if you are viewing via your tablet/smartphone.

Here is a quick video to show you how to download an eBook via the EBSCOhost online reader. A visual guide to the online reader is below the video:

Below you can see the facets that appear on the left hand side of the reader screen. These are great for finding specific pages and also for making and storing notes on the text.

EBSCOhost Online Reader Facets

Toolbar

As well as the download button, on the toolbar you will find options to print, cite, share and save pages you view on the reader.

EBSCOhost Reader Toolbar

Printing, Saving and Copying

You are allowed, under copyright law, to save or print a portion of an eBook and this allowance will vary from book to book. Content is usually saved in pdf format.

Downloading

In order to download a whole eBook to your PC/Laptop you will need to create and sign into your own My EBSCOhost Account. You will be prompted to do this. You will also need install Adobe Digital Editions on your device. This will provide you with an Adobe ID needed to download titles.

Get Adobe Digital Editions

To download to Android/iPad/iPhone you will need to get Bluefire Reader installed on your device.   

                      Google Play Store icon                                       Apple App Store         

Please contact IT Support for help with installing Adobe Digital Editions to your BCU owned PC, laptop or device.

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VLe eBooks can be read online via all major browsers. The option to read online appears beneath the book cover image on the title page after you have clicked the eBook link in the Library Catalogue. Here is a quick video to show you how to download an eBook via VLe. There is also a brief guide below the video:

Below you can see the facets that appear on the left hand side of the reader screen. These are useful for finding specific pages and content and also making notes on the text.

VLe online reader facets

Toolbar

On the toolbar you will find options to print, cite, bookmark and share content that you view on the reader.

VLe Toolbar

Printing and Copying

You are allowed, under copyright law, to copy or print a portion of an eBook via Dawsonera and this allowance will vary from book to book.

Downloading

In order to download a whole eBook to your PC/Laptop you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your device. This will provide you with an Adobe ID needed to download titles.

Get Adobe Digital Editions

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To download to Android/iPad/iPhone you will need to get either ADE or Bluefire Reader installed on your device

                    Google Play Store icon                                        Apple App Store

Please contact IT Support for help with installing Adobe Digital Editions to your BCU owned PC, laptop or device.

For a more detailed guide to the VLe reader go here.

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Dawsonera eBooks can be viewed in all major browsers. On the Dawsonera eBook title page you will see an option to Read Online toward the bottom of the page. Click it to launch the reader. Here is a quick video about how to download eBooks via the Dawsonera online reader. A brief guide to the Dawsonera reader is below the video:

Dawsonera Online reader facets

Toolbar

On the toolbar you will find options to Cite, Copy, Print and Download

Dawsonera Toolbar

Printing, Saving and Copying

You are allowed, under copyright law, to save or print a portion of an eBook and this allowance will vary from book to book. Content is usually saved in pdf format.

Downloading

In order to download a whole eBook to your PC/Laptop you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your device. This will provide you with an Adobe ID needed to download titles.

Get Adobe Digital Editions

To download to Android/iPad/iPhone you will need to get either ADE or Bluefire Reader installed on your device.

              Google Play Store icon                              Apple App Store                                                            

Please contact IT Support for help with installing Adobe Digital Editions to your BCU owned PC, laptop or device.

A detailed Reader Portal User Guide is available here.

Once opened scroll down to the Read Online section

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