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EBSCO Ebooks Collection

EBSCO Ebooks can be read directly in your web browser as PDFs. However, you may want to either download on a laptop or mobile device to use the many tools (highlighting, notetaking, bookmarking, etc.) that EBSCO offers. To download an EBSCO ebook and use those tools on a laptop, you'll first need to set up a MyEBSCO Account and install/download Adobe Digital Editions software. To download an EBSCO ebook on a tablet or phone, you'll still need a MyEBSCO Account and install Adobe Digital Editions and the EBSCO app onto your device. See links below for more in depth instructions.

ProQuest Ebook Central

You can access and read a Proquest Ebook within your browser. However, if you want to download the book to your laptop, you'll need to install additional free software, Adobe Digital Editions. To take notes or highlight the text, you can use the ProQuest Ebook Central html viewer "read online" and create a personal account so you can retrieve your notes. Please refer to links below for additional downloading help from ProQuest.

O'Reilly Online Learning

To access O'Reilly Online Learning ebooks, you will need to first login using your MSJ email address. Look for and click the link "not listed click here," and then login with your MSJ email address.

While you can read O'Reilly ebooks in your web browser, to read them offline, you will need the O’Reilly app for tablets and phones. You can create an account with O’Reilly using the instructions you receive via email from O’Reilly Learning Platform with the subject line “Your O’Reilly Access – Activation Required.”