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Special Access Instructions: EBSCOhost/ Academic Ebooks

A guide providing special instructions for accessing e-books and specific journals.

Access to Ebooks Offline

The library does not have access to fully download ebooks from EBSCOhost.

In order to access a reading from an ebook outside of the Dickinson network, you will have to email yourself the section you need.

  1. First, go to the library catalog and search for your ebook, including in the series "Academic Ebooks." This will limit your search to only ebooks available on the EBSCOhost database.
  2. Once you get to the catalog search results, find your ebook and select the View Online Content link. This will take you to EBSCOhost's overview page for your ebook.
  3. Click on Full Etext. This will open the PDF reader in EBSCOhost.
  4. Select the email icon on the right hand toolbar.
  5. You can email yourself up to 60 pages from the ebook. Select whichever pages you would like and put your email address in the respective box.
  6. You can then open these 60 pages from your email and save them to your computer, mobile device, etc. to be able to access them anywhere.


EBSCOhost Mobile App

For mobile access to EBSCOhost- searching and saving articles, there is a simple process.

  1. Download the EBSCOhost app to your mobile device.
  2. Go to JumpStart on the library website and search for a book or item.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  4. Click on iPhone and Android apps. This will open a dialogue box that asks you for your email. Use your Dickinson email.
  5. Open your email on your mobile device. EBSCOhost will send an email with confirmation and an activation key within a few minutes.
  6. Open the email from EBSCOhost and click on the link that says authentication key. This will take you to the EBSCOhost app and authenticate your subscription.
  7. You now have nine months access using the Dickinson server. You can use the app for search for articles, save them, or email links to them for later access.


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