eBooks Newsletter

Academic Libraries

January 2013

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What's New?

Welcome to the inaugural eBooks on EBSCOhost – Academic Library newsletter. These newsletters aim to provide information on new academic-focused collections and titles that are available through EBSCO, and to highlight any technical enhancements and features related to the eBooks on EBSCOhost platform. We hope you'll find value in these newsletters, and we welcome any feedback or suggestions for future editions.


Academic eBook Subscription Surpasses 100,000 Titles

EBSCO has recently added a substantial number of titles to the popular eBook Academic Collection. Designed specifically for academic libraries, this subscription collection now offers over 112,000 eBooks—more than any other eBook provider offering similar collections. In addition, this enhancement includes:

  • More than 38,000 titles from university presses
  • Over 2,000 titles published in 2012
  • Over 10,500 titles published in 2011 and later

Contact an EBSCO Sales Representative for a complete title list and pricing information.


Enhanced Collections with Recent Titles

EBSCO has added a significant number of 2012 titles to academic library collections from the following publishers:

  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • CRC Press LLC
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press USA
  • Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Brill Academic Publishers
  • Elsevier Science

New Collection Development Options for GOBI3 Users

EBSCO has recently enhanced its partnership with YBP to make it easier for GOBI users to choose eBooks on EBSCOhost. Multi-user purchase models (Three User and Unlimited User), as well as the Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) model, are now available options for eBooks on EBSCOhost through GOBI3. In addition, EBSCO is focused on maximizing the speed at which titles become available after publication. If you use GOBI3 as your selection tool, make sure your profile is set up to display eBooks on EBSCOhost. If you're not seeing EBSCOhost as an option, contact your YBP Collection Development Manager to have your profile updated, and encourage your fellow selectors to do the same.


Recently-Updated Collections

Community College eBook Subscription
The eBook Community College Collection contains over 45,000 titles, with a growing number of eBooks focused on assisting professors, as well as titles tailored to students of voc-ed/technical schools and community colleges. Some examples of titles on professional development for college professors include:

  • Taking Your Course Online: An Interdisciplinary Journey by Kathleen M. Torrens and Jose A. Amador
  • Handbook on Developing Online Curriculum Materials for Teachers: Lessons from Museum Education Partnerships by Gerald Bailey, Tara Baillargeon and Cari D. Barragree

Contact an EBSCO Sales Representative for a complete title list and pricing information.


Featured Titles

Featured academic titles include:

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Reforming Capitalism

Democratic Transition in the Middle East

Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

Atomic Force Microscopy in Liquid

Cloud Enterprise Architecture


Rogene A. Buchholz

Larbi Sadiki, Heiko Wimmen and Layla Al Zubaidi

Akira Harada

Arturo M. Bar and Ronald G. Reifenberger

Pethuru Raj


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Research Ethics

At the Violet Hour

Uncle Tom's Cabin on the American Stage and Screen

Immunity to Parasitic Infections

The Seven Years' War


Gary Comstock

Sarah Cole

John W. Frick

Tracey Lamb

Patrick J. Speelman and Mark H. Danley


The following Springer titles for nursing students will be added to the Community College eBook Subscription collection in January 2013:

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Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Fast Facts for Student Nurses

Population-Based Nursing

Nurses' Guide to Teaching Diabetes Self-Management

Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders


Marie Boltz PhD RN et al.

Susan Stabler-Haas

Ann L. Curley PhD RN and Patty A. Vitale MD MPH FAAP

Rita G. Mertig

Chad Noggle PhD ABN, Raymond Dean PhD ABPP ABPN and Arthur MacNeill Horton Jr. EdD ABPP ABPN


Platform Features

Downloading eBooks on EBSCOhost to iPad/Kindle Fire

eBooks on EBSCOhost are downloadable to both the iPad and Kindle Fire via the Bluefire app.

iPad users can download the Bluefire app from the iTunes app store—just search for "Bluefire reader." For details, watch this short video tutorial.


Kindle Fire users can download Bluefire Reader via the Bluefire Blog. (Users with dedicated Kindle eBook readers may transfer chapters to those devices by saving them as PDF files.)

For more information about downloading eBooks, visit our support site at http://support.ebsco.com/ebooks/.


Note: You can also download eBooks from EBSCOhost mobile using the Bluefire app.


"Close" Feature

In response to customer feedback, EBSCO has re-introduced the option for users to "Close" an eBook when they are finished viewing it online. This enhancement allows single-user titles to be available for other users before the browser session expires on its own, reducing turnaways and expanding availability of your collection.


Technical Developments

Recent EBSCOhost feature updates have enhanced the eBooks on EBSCOhost user experience:
Mobile 2.0 User Interface – Users can now download eBooks in all eBook formats via mobile devices with the new Mobile 2.0 interface. Mobile users can also view checkouts in the folder, create and view holds, and view downloads via the Bluefire app.


Did You Know?

EBSCO continues to enhance EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM) so that users can easily browse, search and order eBooks (and audiobooks) on EBSCOhost. In addition, your ECM account enables you to:

  • Build and manage a PDA collection for your institution
  • Report on what titles you currently own through EBSCO
  • Choose different access models for titles, including unlimited use models
  • And much more...

Don't have an account? Visit www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/manage-order to learn more about the benefits of ECM and to sign up for a free account today.


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