Do I have to download an Ebscohost ebook? Can I view/read it online?
There is a library guide on ebooks at http://libguides.royalroads.ca/ebooks To find ebooks, use the Discovery search tool on the RRU library homepage at http://library.royalroads.ca entering key words or the specific title of a book.
On the results page, narrow your search by clicking on the books/ebooks link. Once you have found a particular title in the ebook format, click on the 'View online' link that will take you to the database where the ebook is stored.
Ebrary and Ebscohost ebooks can be downloaded for a specific period of time. For each of these vendors you will need to create your own account. Guidance on the process is provided under the relevant tabs in the ebook guide. Books on the Books 24 X 7 platform can only be accessed online. Most of the other vendors allow you to download chapters for printing or reading off-line.
You can also just read the ebooks online without having to sign in. For example with Ebsco, if you look to the table of contents near the bottom of the overview, you can just start reading the ebooks online.