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Ebooks @ WSU Libraries

This guide describes ebook resources available through WSU Libraries and how to access and download them.

Downloading Ebooks Directly to iOS (iPAD, etc.) or Android Device (including Kindle Fire)

 

Ebscohost

ProQuest Ebook Central

PDF Files*

 
   

 


   

 

  

  Download Bluefire  Reader to  Device 

  Register for Adobe ID

  Authorize Bluefire App
     with Adobe ID

  Sign in or create free        Ebscohost account

   Find ebook

   Click on “Download  This Ebook”

   Select checkout period from 1-7 days

  Click on “Check Out          and Download”

  If prompted, open in
     BlueFire Reader

  Ebook may open in      Bluefire Reader      without prompting.   If prompted, authorize Bluefire Reader app with Adobe ID.

 

  Download Bluefire   
 Reader to Device

  Register for Adobe ID

  Authorize Bluefire App
with Adobe ID

  Find ebook

  Click on “Full Download” or "Chapter Download"

  Choose device - select the type of device you are downloading to, if not already selected.

   Install - This gives you the opportunity to install the proper software, if you have not already done so.

   Download - Choose format (pdf or epub)

  Click on “Download”

  If prompted, open in
     BlueFire Reader

  Ebook may open in       Bluefire Reader     without prompting.

   If prompted, authorize Bluefire Reader app with Adobe ID.

  Download Bluefire Reader to Device

  Register for Adobe ID

  Authorize Bluefire App with Adobe ID

  Find ebook

  Select and open PDF Chapter

  If prompted, open in BlueFire Reader

  Ebook may open in Bluefire Reader without prompting.

 If prompted, authorize Bluefire Reader app with Adobe ID.

 

 *such as in Springer, IEEE-Wiley, APA Books

Downloading Ebooks to a Computer and Transferring to iPAD or other iOS Device

Beginning Steps:

1.       Download Adobe Digital Editions and iTunes to Computer
2.       Register for Adobe ID
3.       Download Bluefire Reader to Device
4.       If prompted authorize Bluefire Reader App with Adobe ID
5.       Access ebook collection or ebook chapter/page range/entry via web browser on Computer
6.       If off-campus, authenticate with WSU ID and password

 Next steps:

 

Ebscohost

ProQuest Ebook Central

PDF Files

 

    

    

 

   Sign in or create       account

   Search for & locate       ebook

   Click on “Download       This Ebook       (Offline)”

   Select checkout       period 1-7 days

   Click on “Check out       and Download”

   Click on Open

   Opens in Adobe       Digital Editions

   Login with WSU ID and password  both  on and off campus 

   Search for & locate ebook

   Click on “Full Download” or "Chapter Download"

  Choose device - select the type of device you are downloading to, if not already selected.

   Install - This allows for installation of the proper software, if you have not already done so.

   Download - Choose format (pdf or epub)

  Click on “Download”

   Download PDF

   Save PDF file in       chosen location

   Open Adobe Digital       Editions and add       PDF file to library

 

 
Final steps:

1.       Link device to computer
2.       Open iTunes on computer
3.       Click on device tab at top right to sync
4.       When done syncing, click on device tab again
5.       Click on Apps tab and scroll down and click on Bluefire icon to bring up list of ebooks in Bluefire
6.       Click on “Add” and find ebook in file on computer. Choose file
7.       If prompted, authorize Bluefire Reader App with Adobe ID

8.       Ebook will be transferred to Bluefire Reader
9.       Open in Bluefire Reader 

Downloading Ebooks to a Computer and Transferring to Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo

The Nook, Sony, and Kobo eReaders all use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer ebooks from the computer to the device.

Beginning Steps:

1.     Download Adobe Digital Editions to Computer
2.     Register for Adobe ID
3.     Access ebook collection or ebook chapter/page range/entry via web browser on Computer
4.     If off- campus, authenticate with WSU ID and password.

 Next steps:

 

Ebscohost

ProQuest Ebook Central

PDF

 

 

    

  

      

       

   Sign in or       create account

   Search for & locate       ebook

   Click on “Download       This Ebook       (Offline)”

   Select checkout       period (1-7 days)

   Click on “Check Out       and Download”

   Click on Open

   Opens in Adobe       Digital Editions

 

   Login with WSU ID and password both on and off campus 

   Search for & locate ebook

   Click on “Full Download” or "Chapter Download"

  Choose device - select the type of device you are downloading to, if not already selected.

   Install - This allows for installation of the proper software, if you have not already done so.

   Download - Choose format (pdf or epub)

  Click on “Download”

   Download PDF

   Save PDF file in       chosen location

   Open Adobe Digital       Editions and       add PDF file to       library

Final steps:

1.     Link device to computer.
2.     Connect to USB as prompted.

3.     If prompted, authorize reader with Adobe ID.
4.     In the library viewing mode in Adobe Digital Editions, the ereader icon should appear under Bookshelves
        on the left-hand side.

5.     Drag and drop the ebook in the Adobe Digital Editions library into the ereader icon.
6.     Unplug the USB connection, and the ebook should appear on the ereader. For example, in the Nook Color,
        loaded ebooks can be found under the "More" drop down menu or by searching the Nook.

Downloading Ebooks to a Computer and Transferring to Android Device (including Kindle Fire)

Beginning Steps:

1.     Download Adobe Digital Editions to Computer
2.     Register for Adobe ID if not already registered
3.     Download Bluefire or Aldiko Reader to device.

4.     Access ebook collection or ebook chapter/page range/entry via web browser on Computer
5.     If off campus, authenticate with WSU ID and password.

 Next steps:

 

Ebscohost

ProQuest Ebook Central

PDF

 
                                                   

 

    

 

 

 

   Sign in or create       account

   Search for & locate       ebook

   Click on “Download       This Ebook       (Offline)”

   Select checkout       period (1-7 days)

   Click on “Check Out       and Download”

   Click on Open

   Opens in Adobe       Digital Editions

 

Login with WSU ID and password both on and off campus 

   Search for & locate ebook

   Click on “Full Download” or "Chapter Download"

  Choose device - select the type of device you are downloading to, if not already selected.

   Install - This allows for installation of the proper software, if you have not already done so.

   Download - Choose format (pdf or epub)

  Click on “Download”

   Download PDF

   Save PDF file in       chosen location

   Open Adobe Digital       Editions and add       PDF file to library

Final steps:

1.     Link device to computer.
2.     Connect to USB as prompted.

3.     If prompted, authorize reader with Adobe ID.
4.     In the library viewing mode in Adobe Digital Editions on the computer, an icon for the ebook software
        (such as Aldiko or
 Bluefire) or the ebook device (Kindle) will appear either above the Bookshelves
        section or in the bottom left of the section. 

5.     Drag and drop the ebook from Adobe Digital Editions to the software or device icon.

6.     Unplug the device.
7.     Open the Aldiko or Bluefire app on the device to see the downloaded books.

Downloading Ebooks to PC or Mac

Beginning Steps:

1.       Download Adobe Digital Editions (PC) or iTunes (Mac) to Computer
2.       Register for Adobe ID or Apple ID, if not already registered.
3.       Access ebook collection or ebook chapter/page range/entry via web browser on Computer
4.       If off-campus, authenticate with WSU ID and password

 Next steps:

 

Ebscohost

ProQuest Ebook Central

PDF Files

 

    

    

 

   Sign in or create account

   Search for & locate ebook

   Click on “Download This Ebook (Offline)”

   Select checkout period 1-7 days

   Click on “Check out and Download”

   Click on Open

   Opens in Adobe Digital Editions

   Login with WSU ID and password both on and off campus 

   Search for & locate ebook

   Click on “Full Download” or "Chapter Download"

  Choose device - select the type of device you are downloading to, if not already selected.

   Install - This allows for installation of the proper software, if you have not already done so.

   Download - Choose format (pdf or epub)

  Click on “Download”

 

   Download PDF

   Save PDF file in chosen location

   Open Adobe Digital Editions and add PDF file to library

 

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