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History: How to Use eBooks

Resources for History coursework.

Downloading EBSCO eBooks to Your Mobile Device

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with for the following eBook Readers:

  • Apple (iOS) Devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Android Devices such as smartphones and tablets
  • Sony eReader Touch Edition
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • All eBook Readers supporting the Adobe eBook DRM

EBSCO eBooks are compatible with the following mobile apps:

Reading EBSCO eBooks

If you are printing an EBSCO eBook, typically up to 100 pages of a title can be printed per user in PDF format. In addition, you can select to save the pages as a PDF file instead of printing them.


  • The number of pages may vary depending on individual publisher-specified limits.

  • Some titles may not allow for printing due to individual publisher-specified limits.Image of printing permissions on EBSCO eBook

Red box drawn around publisher permissions

Downloading EBSCO eBooks

You will need to create a free myEBSCO account in order to download books to your computer or mobile device.

What is the difference between PDF & EPUB when downloading books?

  • EPUB is an open eBook standard and file format that is optimized for viewing on devices. It automatically resizes to fit your screen and when you adjust font size. EPUB is the recommended format for download and is compatible with many eReaders and reading apps, including the iPad/iPhone, Kindle Fire, Galaxy tablets,  as well as the Adobe Digital Editions app for iOS and Android devices.

  • PDFs are not re-flowable, so their text size cannot be adjusted for display on various devices.

Exporting EBSCO eBook pages to Google Drive