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MIE Collections & Resources

This guide explains the collection and resource types held by MIE Library, including theses, long-loan items, short-loan items, desk-reserve items, print collections and online resources.

eBooks

Search for eBooks you have access to through MIE Library at the following link:

You can also search for eBooks in MIESearch and limit your results to eBooks. If you're searching off-campus, you will need to log in with your network (Moodle) username and password to access the full-text of eBooks that the Library subscribes to.

The short video below goes into more detail:

Please note: If you want to download the eBook for easy access on your device for a number of days, you will need to also create an account within MIESearch (EbscoHost folder). 

Downloading EBSCO eBooks

You can read all of our eBooks online, but if you want to download one, follow the instructions below:

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download.

    Click download icon

    If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.

  2. Select a Download duration from the drop-down menu and confirm that you have Adobe® Digital Editions or equivalent reader software installed.

    Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.

    Download eBook window
  3. Click the Full Download button.

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.

  4. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.

    If you Open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe® Digital Editions.

    If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe® Digital Editions at a later time.

  5. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions.

Notes:

  • If when trying to download an eBook to Digital Editions you receive the following error message: E_AUTH_BAD_DEVICE_KEY_OR_PKCS12

    You may need to completely remove any authorization using ctrl-shift-D to Adobe Digital Editions (cmd- shift-D if on Mac). Then restart Digital Editions, and reauthorize with your Adobe ID.

  • When downloading an eBook using the Chrome browser, the download will not automatically open but appears in the download bar at the bottom of the browser as URLLink.acsm. Click the download in the bar and select Open to open the eBook or select Always open files of this type to automatically open future EBSCO eBooks downloads in ADE.

Copyright free eBooks

Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. 

Please note: 

Project Gutenberg ebooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Read more about copyright here.

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