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Downloading MCC Library Ebooks: Welcome

All MCC Library ebooks can be read online from anywhere with an internet connection. Certain eBook collections also allow for books to be downloaded for offline reading.  

MCC Library's eBook Collections include:

Note: Downloading some MCC Library ebooks require free Adobe Digital Editions software. Reading ebooks on a mobile device (phone or tablet) may require reader software such as Bluefire

eBook Central (ProQuest) sample book

eBook Collection (EBSCO) sample book

example of ebook record

JSTOR eBooks

JSTOR provides access to over 6,000 eBooks from 75+.publishers. To search the Book collection visit JSTOR

Enter your search term in the box and click Search.

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On the results page, narrow the results to eBooks by checking the box next to "Books" in under "Primary Source Content" on the left side of the page.

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On the results page, click on the title of the book you want. This will open the record for the eBook. From here you can:

  • Read it online
  • Download the PDF 
  • Find the citation in MLA or APA format.

 

Very Short Introductions eBooks

Very Short Introductions books offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects. These eBooks can only be read online.

To find a title visit Very Short Introductions

You can browse by Subject or enter a search term and click search.

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Choose a title on the results page. You can then read the title online.

Downloading ProQuest ebooks

 

  1. Choose Download Book when you find a book.
  2. Choose your device. (laptop, iOS, Android).
  3. Check out (Choose 1 – 21 days).
  4. Download chapter or book (PDF) to laptop or mobile device.

 

  • Chapter download needs only PDF reader (page limit applies)
  • Book download requires free Adobe Digital Editions software installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID
  • Mobile devices (iOS and Android) need free Bluefire Reader installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID

 

For more information and images of the steps in the download process, see ProQuest's guide.

 

 

 

Downloading EBSCO ebooks

 

  1. Choose Download when you find a book.
  2. Sign in to My EBSCO Host account (Free. one-time set up).
  3. Check out ( Choose 1 – 21 days).
  4. Download chapter or book (PDF or EPUB) to laptop or mobile device.

 

  • Chapter and book download both require free Adobe Digital Editions software installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID.
  • Mobile devices (iOS and Android) need free Bluefire Reader installed and authorized (first time only) with Adobe ID.

 

For more information about EBSCO ebooks, see this video (2:54).

Open Access eBook Collections

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