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eBooks are digital full text versions of books that can be accessed online.
You can read eBooks online via the "Check for availability" link in a Discover or Catalogue search. You may be prompted to login when accessing eBooks - use your USC username and password.
After clicking 'Check for availability' you will be taken to the full record of the eBook. From here select the database link to open the homepage of the eBook in a new window.
The homepage of the eBook is important because it will prescribe what you can do with the eBook. Different rules apply to each eBook in relation to:
How many users can be reading the eBook at the same time
Number of pages you can print or save
If you are allowed to copy and paste text
How long you can "borrow" the eBook
Downloading an eBook gives you the option to "borrow" the eBook and view it offline (i.e. without an Internet connection). The option to download allows you to receive content from the eBook for a loan period. It does not allow you to save the eBook indefinitely. Downloading an eBook varies depending on your device: