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eBooks Guide: EbscoHost

Guide to finding and using eBooks at CDU Library


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EbscoHost Accounts

To download an eBook

  • Create a My EBSCOhost account. This is a unique account you need to create to download books, set up search alerts and journal alerts. For more information see here and for details on how to create the account see below.
  • Select the checkout option
  • Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) if you do not already have the software
  • Create an Adobe ID. The first time you run ADE, you will be asked to activate it with your Adobe ID
  • Return to EBSCOhost and select download. The item will download to Adobe Digital Editions. Future downloads will automatically download to Adobe Digital Editions.

To create a My EBSCOhost account:

  • Click the Sign In link in the top toolbar of EBSCOhost.
  • From the Sign In to My EBSCOhost Screen, click the Create a new account link.
  • The Create a New Account Screen displays with Personal Account entered in the Account Type field
  • Fill in the fields on the Create a New Account Screen. When you have completed the fields, click Continue
  • If all the information was accepted, a message appears that provides your user name and password. Click OK. You will be automatically logged in as a personal user.
  • NB: You should note the user name and password you created so you can log in at a future session.


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