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Guide to EBSCO eBooks

Savings, Emailing, and Linking

EBSCO eBooks features several options for saving, print, emailing, and linking to ebook pages.  The options are in the toolbar at the top and generally are labeled in clear ways.  From left to right:

  • Add to folder - Add this ebook to your My EBSCO folders (requires logging into My EBSCOhost to save session-to-session, which you can do with a Google account or a unique email/password combination of your choosing).  
  • Save Pages - Download a limited amount of pages from an ebook as a PDF file.  Note: Should you reach the session limit, closing your browser window or tab and revisiting later will allow you to download more pages.  In most instances, the download limit will cover the particular chapter you need.
  • E-mail Pages - Similar to the Save option, but the PDF file will be emailed to you, instead of downloaded to your computer.
  • Print Pages - Print pages out.
  • Cite - See suggested citations in APA and other formats.  Note: These are almost never perfect, but generally close.  Watch out for capitalization and other errors.  Citations are generated by software coding, not handcrafted by a human APA expert.  
  • Dictionary - Lookup unfamiliar terms for a quick definition.
  • Export - For power users, export the citation as an RIS file you can upload into a citation manager like Mendeley or Zotero.
  • Permalink - Generates a persistent link you can copy and save to revisit.  This is the link you want to use if you are sharing a link in a paper or in a discussion board.  
  • Google Drive - Save pages to your Google Drive.  


Screenshot of EBSCO eBooks toolbar and saving features