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Guide to E-books: E-book collections

E-book collections

 

Terms and conditions of use
 

Turku UAS students and staff. Walk-in users in the library premises.
Amount of simultaneous users Restrictions of simultaneous users may apply and vary by title.
Reading e-books E-books open on a browser. An e-reader application is not required.
Downloading e-books to desktops and laptops Chapters can be downloaded in text or HTML format.
Printing Users are allowed to print sections one chapter at a time.
Bookmarks and notes Annotations cannot be added directly to book text. Annotations can be added to chapters by saving them to a project if you have created an account to Ovid. Create your account by clicking on My Account.
Mobile use Mobile use with a browser. An application is not required.

 

 

 

Terms and conditions of use Turku UAS students and staff. Walk-in users may browse and read  the e-book collection in the library premises. Check the user rights by clicking on the § button.
Amount of simultaneous users Restrictions of simultaneous users may apply and vary by title.
Reading e-books Read books online by clicking on the Read Online button.
Downloading e-books to desktops and laptops

You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download e-books (read Installing e-reader software). Downloading e-books requires that you sign in to Ebook Central with your Turku UAS user ID.

  • Sign in to Ebook central, find the e-book you need and click Full Download button > Select Laptop Desktop and if you use a private or a common computer. Click Continue and download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer. If you already have an e-book reader software installed on your computer select the option Done with this step > Select loan period and click Download Your Book > the E-book opens in the e-book reader.
Installing e-book reader software

E-books can be downloaded and opened with Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions is installed on all Turku UAS desktops.

How to install Adobe Digital Editions:

1. Install  Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Download it for free from the  Adobe website.
2. Authorize your computer when you use Adobe Digital Editions for the first time. Authorizing is possible either with or without an Adobe ID.

  • Authorize your computer without Adobe ID: bypass Adobe ID by selecting I want to authorize my computer without an ID. Select this option if you use a computer at Turku UAS classrooms or you don't have to read the book offline. You can also authorize the computer later if needed by choosing Help > Authorize computer.
  • Authorize your computer with Adobe ID: create your Adobe ID by selecting Create an Adobe ID and use it when you authorize your device. Select this option if you are using a mobile device, would like to move e-books between computers or read e-books offline.

Printing

Restrictions vary by title. Please sign in to see the amount of pages available for printing and copying. Click (Book details -icon on the left side of the page).
If you have downloaded an e-book with Adobe Digital Editions, select Print to print the pages that are available for printing. Click Item info to see restrictions on printing and copying.

Bookmarks and notes You can add notes and underline the text when signed in. Books that include your annotations can be found in the bookshelf.
Mobile use

You can read books in a browser or download e-books to your device. For downloading an e-book you will need an Adobe Digital Editions app and an  Adobe ID

  • Sign in to Ebook central, find the e-book you need and click on the Full Download button > Select the device you are using (iOS / Android) and if you use a private or a common device. Click Continue and download Adobe Digital Editions to your device. If you already have an e-book reader software installed on your device select the option Done with this step > Select loan period and click Download Your Book > The e-book opens in the e-book reader.
Additional instructions

ProQuest Ebook Central Guide

 

 

 

Terms and conditions of use Turku UAS student and staff. Walk-in users in the library premises.
Amount of simultaneous users Restrictions of simultaneous users may apply and vary by title.
Amount of simultaneous loans and reservations You may not have more than 50 loans and 10 pending reservations at the same time.
Reading e-books E-books open in a browser. E-reader software is not required. Select PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text. You can also download e-books to your own device.
Downloading e-books to desktops and laptops

You will need the  Adobe Digital Editions e-book reader software to download e-books (read Installing Adobe Digital Editions). My EBSCOhost user account is required when downloading e-books. Create an account by selecting Sign In > Create a new account.

  • Sign in with your My EBSCOhost account, search the e-book you need and select Download this eBook (Offline) > Choose the loan period from 1 to 7 days. For some e-books the loan period is automatically 7 days. > Click Checkout & Download > E-book opens in Adobe Digital Editions.
Reserving an e-book If the book you have chosen to download is in use by another patron, you can place a hold on it by clicking the Place hold button and entering your email. If you are not already signed in, you are prompted to sign into your personal My EBSCOhost account. When the book becomes available for you to download, you will get an email. The book is held reserved for you for 3 days.
Installing e-book reader software

E-books can be downloaded and opened with Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions is installed on all Turku UAS desktops.

How to install Adobe Digital Editions:

1. Install  Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Download it for free from the  Adobe website.
2. Authorize your computer when you use Adobe Digital Editions for the first time. Authorizing is possible either with or without an Adobe ID.

  • Authorize your computer without Adobe ID: bypass Adobe ID by selecting I want to authorize my computer without an ID. Select this option if you use a computer at Turku UAS classrooms or you don't have to read the book offline. You can also authorize the computer later if needed by choosing Help > Authorize computer.
  • Authorize your computer with Adobe ID: create your Adobe ID by selecting Create an Adobe ID and use it when you authorize your device. Select this option if you are using a mobile device, would like to move e-books between computers or read e-books offline.

Printing

Restrictions vary by title. Select Save Pages to see how many pages are available for printing. Choose the pages you would like to print and open or save the file as PDF. This file is now available for printing.

If you have downloaded an e-book with Adobe Digital Editions, select Print to print the pages that are available for printing. Click Item info to see restrictions on printing and copying.

Bookmarks and notes

There are two ways to make notes:

  • Open the book in a browser as PDF and click My Notes at the top of the column on the left. Create a new note by clicking New Note. The note is added to the page you are currently reading.
  • Select ToolsCreate Note if you want to make a note that is added to the entire book. This is possible even before you have opened the e-book.

To save your notes, sign into your EBSCOhost account using the Sign In link in the top toolbar.

Mobile use

You can read e-books

  • in the EBSCO Mobile app,
  • on a browser or
  • download e-books on your own device by using Adobe Digital Editions.

You can listen to a sample of an audiobook on browser's media player, but you can listen to the downloaded audiobook only in the EBSCO Audiobooks app.

You need a My EBSCOHost user account to log into apps and Adobe Digital Editions. If you already have the IDs, first log into My EBSCOhost account on a browser and after that to the app. In addition, Adobe ID is required to use the Adobe Digital Editions. Learn more on Installing e-book reader software.

Additional instructions

EBSCO Help
EBSCO eBooks - User Guide 
EBSCO Mobile app - Installation and authentication FAQs
EBSCO Mobile app - Quick start guide
Downloading EBSCO Audiobooks app
EBSCO Audiobooks - Tutorial

Tearms and conditions of use

Turku UAS students and staff. No walk-in use in the library premises. Check the user rights by clicking on the § button.

Amount of simultaneous users

One user per an ebook. See Availability for the amount of copies and how many of them are available. 

There also books with no restrictions for simultaneous users. For these books there are certain amount of rights to read. See Availibility for the remaining amount.

Amount of simultaneous loans and reservations

You may not have more than 10 loans and 10 pending reservations at the same time.

Reading

e-books

Some E-books open in a browser and E-reader software is not required and for some you need to download E-reader software. Reading requires that you sign in with your Turku UAS user ID. You can also use Ellibs application. Read more in Mobile use.

Downloading e-books to desktops and laptops

You will need the Adobe Digital Editions e-book reader software to download e-books (read Installing Adobe Digital Editions). Downloading e-books requires that you sign in with your Turku UAS user ID.

Quick quide for using Ellibs

1.  Install Adobe Digital Editions on your Computer or Ellibs application for mobile use. Read more in Installing e-book reader software anMobile use. 

  •  Some E-books open in a browser and E-reader software is not required.

2.  Search for a certain e-book in Turku UAS Finna or go to Ellibs database and select a book.

3. Select loan period and the way you want to read the book. You can download the book to your e-reader software by selecting Download (to your Computer). After this you'll get a message that says that you are about to receive a file called "URLlink.acsm" through your browser > press OK. Some books you can read without installing the e-reader software by selecting Read online (or Read in the browser). Both ways require that you are logged in with your Turku UAS user ID. Read more in Signing in. 

If all the copies are on loan, the buttons Read online and Download are gray (in the application the cover of the book). Some books you can reserve for free of charge by selecting Reserve. When the book is available, you'll get a notification in your e-mail. Loan time starts when the book is on your loans. You can find your loans in Ellibs from My Bookshelf.  

4. The book will open in e-reader software and will be saved in Ellibs in My bookself. After the loan time has been expired, the book can be no longer read.

If you read a book in a browser notice that Internet Explorer is not recommended.
Installing e-book reader software

E-books can be downloaded and opened with Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions is installed on all Turku UAS desktops.

How to install Adobe Digital Editions:

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Download it for free from the Adobe website.
2. Authorize your computer when you use Adobe Digital Editions for the first time. Authorizing is possible either with or without an Adobe ID.

  • Authorize your computer without Adobe ID: bypass Adobe ID by selecting I want to authorize my computer without an ID. Select this option if you use a computer at Turku UAS classrooms or you don't have to read the book offline. You can also authorize the computer later if needed by choosing Help > Authorize computer.
  • Authorize your computer with Adobe ID: create your Adobe ID by selecting Create an Adobe ID and use it when you authorize your device. Select this option if you are using a mobile device, would like to move e-books between computers or read e-books offline.

 

Signing in

Sign in with your Turku UAS user ID by clicking Download or Read Online button or Log in link. Signing in Ellibs application > Read more in Mobile use.

 

Printing

Restrictions vary by title. Printing is possible only by downloading an e-book with Adobe Digital Editions. You'll find the information concerning the printing and copying rights in Adobe Digital Editions by selecting File > Item info.

Bookmarks and notes

Annotations can be added directly to book text and with Adobe Digital Editions reader software you can underline the text. Annotations that are made to book text opened only in browser last till the next reading time.

Mobile use

Mobile use (Android version 4.1 or iOS version 9.3 or newer) with Ellibs application.

How to get started:
​1. Select Turun ammattikorkeakoulun kirjasto (Turku UAS library) from the drop-down menu in application.
​2. Click Haka Login button and sign in with your Turku UAS user ID.

  • At first you are given the possibility to use your own already existing Ellibs Bookshelf. Select I don't have an account for Ellibs Bookstore if you don't have an account.
  •  You can create free Ellibs account by giving your e-mail address or you can skip this by clicking Ohita (pass) button.

For more instructions see > Ellibs instructions Reading using the Ellibs app.

 

Terms and conditions of use Turku UAS students and staff. Walk-in users may browse and read the e-book collection in the library premises.
Amount of simultaneous users No restrictions for simultaneous users.
Reading e-books E-books open in a browser. E-reader software is not required.
Downloading e-books to desktops and laptops 

You can download e-books to your computer (in PDF format).

Printing Printing is allowed in reasonable portions.
Bookmarks and notes

It is not possible to make bookmarks or notes in books.

Playlists

You can create playlists of all the material in the service.

1. Create an account: click the silhouette (User profile) on the top right corner of the page > Create new account.
2. Confirm the registration by clicking the link you got to your email. Set your password and Log in.
3. Make a search.
4. Click + button next to items you want to add to your playlist.
5. There are two ways to move the items to your playlist:

  • Click the link See details under the picture of one of the items you have chosen > click Playlist button > Add to an existing playlist or Create a new playlist.
  • Click the link View list on the top right corner of the page. Click Playlist on the menu on the left > Add to an existing playlist or Create a new playlist.

Back to all playlists: Menu > Playlists and back to main page: Menu > My Collections > Social Work Online.

Mobile use

Opens in browser, no app needed.

Additional instructions Social Work Online -opas (ProQuest)
Support page (ProQuest)
Terms and conditions of use Turku UAS student and staff. Walk-in users in the library premises.
Amount of simultaneous users Restrictions of simultaneous users may apply and vary by title.
Loan period, amount of simultaneous loans and reservations Loan period varies by title (either 1 and 3 days or 1, 10 and 21 days). You may not have more than 10 loans and 10 pending reservations at the same time. Loans can be renewed three times.
Reading e-books E-books open in a browser. E-reader software is not required. Select Read online. You can also download e-books to your own device. Read more under Installing e-book reader software and Mobile use.
Downloading e-books to desktops and laptops

You will need the Adobe Digital Editions e-book reader software or app (only for iOS devices) to download e-books. Read more under Installing e-book reader software and Mobile use.

Renewing loans

To renew your loans, click My account > Current dowloads tab > Extend loan. A pop-up window that says Title reserved appears. This means that the loan will renew when the loan period expires.

Reserving an e-book

If the book you have chosen to download is being read by another user, you can place a hold on it. Enter your email and click Reserve. When the book becomes available for you to download, you will get an email. You will also be notified when you sign in to VLeBooks. N.B. The book is held reserved for you for 1 day. The reserved books can be found on the Reservations tab of your account (My account).

Installing e-book reader software

E-books can be downloaded and opened with Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions is installed on all Turku UAS desktops. N.B. Turku UAS staff: if you get a notice Unable to download. Error getting License during download, try to log in to Creative Cloud and try again. If it doesn't help, contact ServiceDesk and ask to redownload Adobe Digital Editions to your laptop. 

How to install Adobe Digital Editions:

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Download it for free from the Adobe website.
2. Authorize your computer when you use Adobe Digital Editions for the first time. 

  • Authorize your computer with Adobe ID: create your Adobe ID by selecting Create an Adobe ID and use it when you authorize your device. Select this option if you are using a mobile device, would like to move e-books between computers or read e-books offline.

Printing

Restrictions vary by title. On Read online mode click the Print icon at the top right corner of the page to see how many pages are available for printing. Choose the pages you would like to print or save the file as PDF. This file is now available for printing.

If you have downloaded an e-book with Adobe Digital Editions, click Item info to see restrictions on printing and copying. Click Print to choose what pages to print.

Bookmarks and notes

Make notes:

  • Open the book in a Read online mode and select Annotations (box and pen icon) from the menu on the left. Create a new note by clicking Note icon. The note will be placed on the page you are reading. Notes are not available for downloaded books.

There are two ways to make bookmarks on Read online mode:

  • Open the book in a Read online mode and select Annotations (box and paper icon) from the menu on the left. Click Bookmark icon. The bookmark is added to the page you are currently reading.
  • Move mouse to the top right corner of the page until light blue bookmark appears. Click the bookmark to Create a new bookmark.

On downloaded book you can create bookmarks by clicking Create bookmark on the top left side of the page. 

Notes and bookmarks will remain until the book is returned. 

Mobile use

You can read e-books in a browser or download e-books on your own device by using  Adobe Digital Editions. To do this you will also need an Adobe ID.  

Login

The system will log you out in 30 min. Refresh the page and click Shibboleth (see picture).

You will be directed Sign in to VLeBooks pagem where you are asked to either choose or write your institution name.

After doing this, log in with your Haka-login. 

Additional instructions

Reader help and user guide (VLeBooks)

 

About this guide

In this guide you can find information about the e-book collections and their user rights acquired by Turku UAS library. Tips on reading and downloading e-books are also provided. 

User rights of e-resources

Turku UAS students and staff have the right to use electronic resources acquired by Turku UAS in studying, teaching and research. Students and staff have the responsibility to follow the user rights. User rights define the terms and conditions for printing, saving, presenting and distributing the e-resources. User rights for an individual resource can be found under the  button.

Do you need help?

Contact Library at the Turku University of Applied Sciences by email library@turkuamk.fi.

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