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Using Ebooks Collection (EBSCO)


over 140,000 ebooks, covering all academic disciplines from scholarly publishers
from link Ebooks Collection (EBSCO) on the Library’s website

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off-campus, use your MCAD login on the authentication page



through EBSCO databases, where you can also search articles

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use any browser


ebook will be viewable until you close your browser window
unlimited simultaneous users
available in pdf and/or epub
can take notes if you create and use a login


Note taking

you can create notes and highlight text when logged in on a browser or when viewing offline, but they don’t synch


Check out

Can download to your computer, tablet, phone or reader

Requires software that manages its digital rights, like Adobe Digital Editions and OverDrive

that are NOT included on the MCAD build

File will be available for 7 days

Checked out items will appear in Myfolder


Opening an ebook offline

When you download an ebook, it doesn’t automatically open

Look for the .acsm file in your downloads folder


Creating a login

A login allows you to save titles and download books to your device for offline viewing

Any valid email address will work, but you must be on campus or authenicated with your MCAD login


Downloading the Offline Viewer

Desktop: Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher

Apple and Android devices: Bluefire Reader is recommended

Kindle: Pdfs can be created in ebook Full Text view and transferred using Send to Kindle


Overdrive can also be used