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eBook Access

EBSCO eBook Collections (LSCS, MCMLS, HCPL)

Library Card Needed: Lone Star College System, Montgomery County Memorial Library System, or Harris County Public Library

Access Types: Online Web Browser or Offline via Application

Applications Needed: Web Browser or Bluefire Reader App

Links:

From your browser:

1. Navigate to the resource.

2. Search for items by keyword, subject, or title.

3.Select desired record.

4. Select "PDF Full Text" or "EPUB Full Text" link on the left sidebar.


Before you start:

Download the Bluefire Reader App to your device.

Create an Adobe ID


Checkout and Download an eBook

Next, locate an eBook you wish to download to your device and use the following steps to download it.

To download an eBook:

  1. Run a search on EBSCOhost or EBSCOhost Mobile and tap an eBook image in the result list for the eBook you would like to download.

    Note: The Chrome web browser is recommended for searching and downloading eBooks on Android devices.

    The detailed record is displayed.

  2. Tap the Download (Offline) link for the eBook you would like to download.

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

  3. Select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and tap the Checkout & Download button.

    The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.

  4. Bluefire should automatically open and prompt you to view your library or begin reading the eBook.

 

You may now begin reading the eBook on your Android device.

Notes:

  • Because Android devices vary by software and hardware features, your process to transfer eBooks may differ slightly.

  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file is still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Bluefire and selecting to remove it from your library.

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E-Libro Premium (LSCS, MCMLS, HCPL)

Library Card Needed: Lone Star College System, Montgomery County Memorial Library System, or Harris County Public Library

Access Types: Online Web Browser or Offline via Application

Applications Needed: Web Browser or Bluefire Reader App

Links:

From your browser:

1. Navigate to the resource.

2. Search for items by keyword, subject, or title.

3. Select desired record.

4. Select "Read Online" or "Full Download" link on the left sidebar. There is also an option for "Chapter Download."

Before you start:

Download the Bluefire Reader App to your device.

Create an Adobe ID


Checkout and Download an eBook

Use the Safari browser on your device to access E-Libro Premium and locate an eBook you would like to download to the device.

To download an eBook:

  1. Click the Full Download or Chapter Download link for the eBook you would like to download.

  2. Choose the device you are using to download the eBook and tap "Continue."

  3. When prompted, tap on "Download Your Book."

  4. When prompted, tap to open the eBook with the Bluefire app.

    The Bluefire app opens and begins downloading the book.

  5. After the eBook is finished downloading, select Read Later or Read Now to open your eBook and begin reading.

You may now begin reading the eBook on your Android device.

Notes:

  • Because Android devices vary by software and hardware features, your process to transfer eBooks may differ slightly.

  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file is still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Bluefire and selecting to remove it from your library.

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Gale Virtual Reference (LSCS)

Library Card Needed: Lone Star College System

Access Types: Online Web Browser or Offline via Application

Applications Needed: Online Web Browser or Access My Library App

Links:

From your browser:

1. Navigate to the resource.

2. Search for items by keyword, subject, or title.

3.Select desired record. The full-text is available in the record.

4. In the Tools section, Select "Download".

5. Select "PDF" or "HTML"


1. Download the Access My Library App

2. Select Academic Libraries

3. Select Lone Star College System

4. Enter password. If you do not know your password, select "Retrieve Password" and enter your lonestar.edu email.

5. Enter search in the "Power Search" bar and select the "eBook" option, and then "Search".

6. Select title.

7. In the Tools section, Select "Download".

8. Select "PDF".

9. Select "Options" at the top to open the PDF in another app for offline reading.

From your browser:

1. Navigate to the resource.

2. Search for items by keyword, subject, or title.

3.Select desired record. The full-text is available in the record.

4. In the Tools section, Select "Download" or "Email" (send it to yourself to open on another device).

5. Select "PDF" and download to your device or transfer to your device from your computer.



From the Access My Library App:

1. Select title.

2. In the Tools section, Select "Download".

3. Select "PDF".

4. Select "Options" at the top to open the PDF in another app for offline reading.

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STAT!Ref (LSCS)

Library Card Needed: Lone Star College System

Access Types: Online Web Browser or STAT!Ref App

Applications Needed: Web Browser or STAT!Ref App

Links:

From your browser:

1. Navigate to the resource.

2. Search for items by keyword, subject, or title.

3. Select desired record.

4. Scroll to the down the records and select the desired section from the "Contents" section for the full-text.


1. Download the STAT!Ref App to your device.

2. From your browser, navigate to the resource.

3. Create a STAT!Ref account by selecting the "My STAT!Ref" link.


4. Create a temporary login by selecting the "Temporary Login Account" tab.


5. Activate the STAT!Ref mobile app with the temporary login.

6. Start using the STAT!Ref app.

Note: You will occasionally need to renew the temporary login via the web browser.

For more detailed steps see: STAT!Ref Mobile App Help Sheet

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