Sociology

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  • Ebooks can be accessed from anywhere and at any time by logging using your myBVC email and password
  • Ebooks can be downloaded and read from mobile devices that you can carry with you and access at your convenience
  • Many ebooks allow you to search inside the contents to easily locate information or quotations
  • There are no overdue charges; if you borrow an ebook by downloading it to an electronic device, it will be automatically returned by deleting itself!

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How to Navigate & Download a Chapter or Section of an ebook

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On the detailed record, use the navigation bar at the bottom or Table of Contents in the left column to view pages in the ebook. In the right column, there are options to search inside, create notes, save or email pages, and add to the folder:

Using the Save Pages option, you can easily download one chapter or 10% of any ebook as a PDF fileClick here for more detailed instructions on searching and navigating the LLC's ebook collection. 

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When downloading the full-text of an ebook, you are borrowing the ebook. This means you must create and sign into an account in the ebook database.

Click Sign In at the top right of the screen to create an account. Similar to an email address, you choose a username and password to use as a login.

For detailed instructions on how to download the full-text of an ebook after signing into your account, view this PDF help sheet or visit this web page


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EBSCO ebooks are compatible with for the following ebook Readers:
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EBSCO ebooks are compatible with all devices and apps supporting Adobe ebook DRM, a standard used by most popular ebook providers, including Google Play. A complete list of Adobe ebook DRM compatible devices and apps is available here.

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