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Ebooks: Using Marx Library Ebooks with Ereaders: iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

iPad

Compatible Ebook Collections

All ebook collections are compatible if you are using them through Safari. If you want to download them the following collections can be used:

Downloading ebooks to the iPad using BlueFire Reader

The easiest way to use Marx Library ebooks on the iPad, the iPhone or the iPod touch, is to use Safari and read them online. However, if you want to download them to your device, use the Bluefire Reader app.

Bluefire ReaderDownload the Bluefire Reader app for free from the app store.

Springer ebooks and ACLS Humanities ebooks, that are in pdf format, can also be opened using other applications such as Dropbox, iBooks and iAnnotate PDF, but Bluefire Reader will open pdf files as well as ebooks that come in other formats, including those that normally require Adobe Digital Editions.

ebrary

ebrary

  1. Create a free account and sign in.
  2. When you find a title you are interested in, tap the Download button.
  3. A screen will open giving you the choice to save an image pdf of the chapter or of a specifice page range.
  4. If you want to check out the entire book, however, look below those choices to Special Format. The Entire Document. Choose Download the entire document for 14 days and tap OK.
  5. A file name ending in acsm will appear along with the Bluefire icon

Bluefire Reader Open

Choose Open in Bluefire Reader. You will get a message telling you the download was successful and you can either choose Read Later or Read Now.

EBSCO eBook Collection

EBSCO ebook Collection

  1. Choose Sign In from the top right.
  2. Choose Create a New Account from the right side of the screen

    EBSCO Create an Account

  3. Login to EBSCOhost and do a search.
  4. When you find a title you are interested in, choose Download (Offline) EBSCO Download Offline
  5. A dialog box will come up

    EBSCO checkout on iPad

  6. You will get a message that the ebook was succesfully checked out,
  7. A file name ending in acsm will appear along with the Bluefire icon
  8. Choose Open in Bluefire Reader. You will get a message telling you the download was successful and you can either choose Read Later or Read Now.

Springer ebooks

Springer ebooks do not have digital rights management on them and thus do not need to be checked out and can be accessed by more than one person at the same time. The downside to this is that only a chapter at a time can be downloaded.

  1. Once you find a book in Springer, click on the title and choose the chapter to download from the right.

    Springer choose chapter

  2. Choose Download PDF from the left, under the book information

    Springer Choose Chapter Download

  3. Open in "iBooks" and Open in . . . shows at the top of the screen

    Springer Choose Bluefire Reader

  4. The chapter will immediately open in Bluefire Reader once you choose that option.