eBooks: EBSCOhost

Using EBSCOhost ebooks


You can read online by selecting a chapter or section heading, or by clicking a "Full Text" icon in the left-hand menu.

From here you can scroll through the book, click on the arrows at the bottom of each page to go forward or back, or enter a page number in the field provided.

Many EBSCOhost titles have limits on how many UniSA Library users can read them simultaneously. If the maximum number of users has been reached, you will be unable to read or download the title until a copy becomes available.


To search within an ebook, click on the "Search within" link above the left-hand menu in the full text view.


To download a complete book, you will need to sign in to a personal EBSCOhost account. To create an account, use the "Sign in" link in the top right hand corner of the page. Once signed in, you can download by choosing the “Download This eBook (Offline)” button in the left-hand menu when looking at the book record, or the "Download" button at top right while reading the book online.

Most downloaded ebooks are protected with Adobe DRM. Please see our guide to Downloading ebooks for information on the software required to read DRM-protected books. Downloaded books have a 1 day loan period, and will need to be downloaded again when this period has expired.

You may also download up to 60 pages of a book as a secure PDF file. These files have watermarks, and the number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits. Use the "Save pages" icon above the book in the full text view.

A few books have access restricted by their publishers. These books can only be read online, and may not be downloaded, copied or printed.


You may print up to 60 pages from a downloaded PDF file (see above). Use the print function in your PDF viewer.


You can create notes for pages in the full text view, by choosing the "My Notes" link above the left-hand menu. To save these notes for future sessions, you must sign in to a personal EBSCOhost account. To create an account, use the "Sign in" link in the top right hand corner of the page.

EBSCOhost ebooks at a glance

Read online Yes
Download Yes, sections as PDF or whole book as Adobe DRM
Print Yes, up to 60 pages (may vary)
Highlight/annotate Yes
Personal account Yes, allows downloading books and saving notes
DRM free No
Simultaneous access Some titles multiple users, some single user
Online help EBSCO ebooks support