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A guide to using LaGuardia's eBook collection

Using the eBook Collections

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1. EBSCO 7-day loan

  • iOS and Android devices require the Bluefire Reader app;
  • Desktops require Adobe Digital Editions;
  • Kindle readers require a PDF format and transfer

An EBSCO account is required

Suggested Book: The Great American Crime Decline


2. Ebrary 14-day loan

  • Apple and Android devices require the Bluefire reader app;
  • Desktops require Adobe Digital Editions;

An Ebrary account is required; Ebrary app is free for downloading

Suggested Book: More New York Stories : The Best of the City Section of the New York Times


3. Palgrave Connect

  • Download: a PDF file will be created
  • Open the PDF file and find several options on the top right of the page
    1. open in Kindle (if available)
    2. open in Bluefire (if available)
    3. open in Dropbox (if available)
  • Mobile downloads: choose an app that is available for your device

No account is required

Suggested Book: Urban Multiculturalism and Globalization in New York City


4. Myilibrary Only 10 pages at a time

  • Desktop: Adobe Digital Editions
  • Other devices: Readmill (recommended); Bluefire

No account is required

Suggested Book: Cultures and Globalization : Conflicts and Tensions


5. Gale Virtual Reference Library: chapter or article

  • Same as Palgrave

No account is required

Suggested Book: Encyclopedia of Urban Studies


6. SpringerLink

  • Same as Palgrave

A Springer account is required

Suggested Book: Mayoral Control of the New York City Schools


Notes:

  1. Using Bluefire requires an Adobe ID! Go to www.adobe.com for registration.
  2. Digital collections are subject to change.
  3. Results may vary depending upon the individual mobile device.
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