Download E-books

How to read electronic books from CityU Library databases on your e-reader or mobile device.

EBSCO

e.g., EBSCO E-Books, Harvard Business Review Press, IT Core

  1. Decide what you would like to download
    • Download the entire book to read offline using Adobe Digital Editions software on your desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, or Kindle Fire
    • Download selected chapters to read offline – does not require Adobe Digital Editions software and DOES allow you to read on your Kindle e-reader (not Fire tablet).  You can send chapters to your Kindle either with an app or simply by emailing to your Kindle.  Look for the “Download” icon next to the chapter in the Table of Contents.
      Screenshot showing download icon for downloading a chapter in EBSCO
  2. To download an entire e-book, click the Download icon next to the e-book in your results list
    Screenshot showing download icon for downloading a book in EBSCO
  3. Click “Sign In / Create Account” and create a personal EBSCOhost account (or sign in if you already have one)
  4. Select the length of time you wish to have the e-book using the “Borrow for” drop-down menu
  5. Select your preferred format of the downloaded file
  6. NOTE about Adobe Digital Editions: This is the “offline reader” software that allows you to download entire e-books from EBSCO and ProQuest and read them even when you don’t have an internet connection.  To get started with Adobe Digital Editions:
    • Create an Adobe Account if you don’t already have one (this is free and only takes a minute)
    • Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or mobile device
    • When using Adobe Digital Editions for the first time, you will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID
  7. Ask a Librarian or view the tutorial created by EBSCO if you have additional questions

Gale

  1. Download of full e-books is not available, but you can download chapters!
    Screenshot showing the download option under the tools menu in Gale
  2. This PDF is viewable on PC, mobile device, and Kindle (send PDF files to your Kindle with an app or simply by emailing it)

ProQuest

e.g., Ebook Central, PsycBOOKS

  1. Decide what you would like to download
    • Download the entire book to read offline using Adobe Digital Editions software on your desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, or Kindle Fire
    • Download selected chapters to read offline – does not require having Adobe Digital Editions software and DOES allow you to read on your Kindle e-reader (not Fire tablet).  You can send chapters to your Kindle either with an app or simply by emailing to your Kindle.  Look for the “Download PDF” icon next to the chapter in the Table of Contents.
      Screenshot showing download PDF option to download a chapter in ProQuest
  2. To download an entire e-book, click the Download icon next to the e-book in your results list
    Screenshot showing download option to download a book in ProQuest
  3. Select your device and follow the steps

SAGE Knowledge

  1. Download of full e-books is not available, but you can download chapters!
    Screenshot showing download option to download a chapter in SAGE Knowledge
  2. This PDF is viewable on PC, mobile device, and Kindle (send PDF files to your Kindle with an app or simply by emailing it)

Skillsoft Books

Option 1

  1. Download of full e-books is not available, but you can download chapters!
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: You are allowed 15 downloads per 90 days (the counter resets 90 days from your first download)
  2. Click an e-book to open the “reader” view
  3. Click the download icon
  4. Choose your preferred download format

Option 2

  1. To read Skillsoft Books on your mobile device, download the Skillsoft app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
  2. Launch the app, and under “Skillport Site Name” enter “cityusea” (no quotation marks) and tap Next
  3. Log in with your CityU credentials