eBooks Newsletter

K-12 Libraries

January 2013

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What's New?

Welcome to the inaugural eBooks on EBSCOhost – School Library newsletter. These newsletters aim to provide information on new 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.


H.W. Wilson Core Collection Titles
EBSCO's Collection Development Team has started integrating matching eBook titles from H.W. Wilson Core Collections—Children's Core, Graphic Novels Core, Middle and Junior High Core, Fiction Core, Public Library Core and Senior High Core—into the K-8 and High School subscription collections. Additional Core titles will continue to be added in the future.


Recently-Released Collections

New Subscription Collections
The eBook K-8 Collection contains nearly 5,000 eBooks, and additional titles will be added with each update. This subscription package contains titles from publishers like Abdo, ABC-CLIO, Dorling Kindersley, Lerner and many others. The collection covers various topics, with an emphasis on Language, Literature, Science, History and Technology.


The eBook High School Collection provides access to over 5,000 eBook titles from publisher such as ABC-CLIO, Cambridge University Press, Floating Press Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., XAM Online and many others. This subscription package supports a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, and titles are added with each update.


Recently-Updated Collections
AudioGO Children and Young Adult Highlights
All niche collections
And many others...


Featured Titles

The following popular titles have received excellent reviews and/or have been recommended by Core Collections:

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Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies


Peace, Love and Cupcakes

Little White Duck



Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable

Jessica Shirvington

Sheryl Berk

Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez



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Stealing Parker

Hamsters Holding Hands

The Flying Machine Book

Show Me a Story



Miranda Kenneally

Kass Reich

Bobby Mercer

Emily K. Neuburger



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 on 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 their folders, create and view holds, and view downloads via the Bluefire app.


Did You Know?

EBSCO offers various options for K-12 Libraries to develop and manage their eBooks on EBSCOhost collection, including EBSCOhost Collection Manager and Title Source 3.


EBSCOhost Collection Manager
With your EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM) account, you can browse, search and buy EBSCO eBooks and eBook products in one location. In addition, your ECM account also 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.

Title Source 3
eBooks and audiobooks from EBSCO are also available through Baker & Taylor's Title Source 3 ordering system—if you use Title Source 3, make sure your profile is set up to view and order from EBSCO.

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