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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ebooks: Ebooks from Ebsco

About Ebooks from Ebsco

Go to Ebooks from Ebsco to find thousands of books on all types of topics. EBooks from Ebsco are like print books and can generally  be read by one person at a time. Some titles can be simultaneously accessed by up to 4 users at a time. If a book is unavailable, you should try back in a little while.

Dowloading Ebooks

Many of these books can be downloaded to eReaders such as the Nook and Kobo (other mobile devices might be a bit problematic).

To download and eBook, you need to first  create an Ebsco account (which is free) and the eReader you are downloading the eBook to must have Adobe Digital Editions installed (freely availabe on the Adobe website at

After you have created a free Ebsco account and installed Adobe Digital Editions, select the icon on the left of the screen "Download This Ebook".

Ebooks help

Need help with viewing, downloading, or printing ebooks?

Use our step-by-step ebook helper!

How to Search for Ebooks from Ebsco

From the advanced search screen, enter keywords, or search by author, title, etc. on the search line:

then, click the 


hint: if you want to limit your results to books you can download to a device, select download available on the advanced search screen:

Printing from Ebooks from Ebsco

After you have selected a book from your results list and selected Ebook Full Text (do not select the icon to  "Download This eBook"), a pdf file will open up on your screen. Make sure you can view the full screen and several icons will appear on the righthand side of the screen. Choose the familiar print icon and the following screen will open up:

As you can see, you can print up to 60 pages at a time. Choose Current Page if you only want the one page or look through the pdf file and determine how many pages you'd like to print and select Current  page and the next and enter the number of pages you'd like to print. Then click on the bright yellow Print button.