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E-books: User guides

E-books*

Ebook Central has tens of thousands of mainly English language e-books from various fields of science.  The service includes the former Ebrary and Ebook Library collections. These e-books can be read either directly in your browser or by loaning the books onto your own workstation.

The majority of the books may be loaned for 1-7 days, a few for 1-3 days. b In order to loan the books, you will need the free Adobe Digital Editions programme, where the book is transferred.

By creating a user ID for Ebook Central you can also save books to your own Ebook Central bookshelf, write notes and underline passages in the books and format a limited number pages/book into a normal PDF file. E-books can also be downloaded onto tablet devices (iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab), e-Readers (Sony Reader, Kindle) and smart phones

How to read Ebook Central e-books online on your home computer

  1. Go to HH Finna.
  2. In remote use, remember to log in to HH Finna with your Haaga-Helia user ID and password.
  3. Search for ”Ebook Central”.
  4. Go to Ebook Central by clicking the link "Tietokannan käyttöliittymä".
  5. You can browse books by topics or search by name or subject, e.g. ”business plan”.
  6. Click the book cover to open the e-book in QuickView.

More instructions on using Ebook Central >>

  • incl. downloading e-books to mobile devices, creating an account, etc.

The Ellibs library includes hundreds of e-book titles in Finnish and English, mainly non-fiction. The e-books have a limited number of concurrent user licences. That is, for each e-book, there are a number of “copies” available for loan, just like with printed books. You can select a loan period of either 1 or 7 days.

Where can I find the books?

The Ellibs e-books are available in HH Finna or directly on the Ellibs service. Log in to the service with your library card number and Pin code. To read an e-book for the first time, you need an Adobe account, as well as reader software. The Ellibs service provides instructions for downloading a suitable reader software.

How to read e-books?
 
You can download e-books and read them on your computer or mobile device. Many books can also be read online via your Internet browser. Browser reading is not possible if you have already downloaded  the same e-book to your device. You can see the books you’ve downloaded both on your reader software and "My bookshelf” on the Ellibs platform.

Can e-books be reserved?

If all copies of a book are on loan, it may be possible for you to make a reservation. The books available for reservation are clearly marked with a Reserve button. Books in PDF format cannot be reserved.

You will be notified by e-mail when the reserved book is available on your bookshelf in Ellibs. Making a reservation is free of charge.

Don’t worry about returning an e-book

At the end of the loan period, the electronic book file will close automatically. You don’t have to worry about due dates. If you wish, though, you can return e-books earlier.

Dawsonera is a multidisciplinary collection of e-books. Haaga-Helia's collection includes, for instance, many course books.

The service allows you to preview all books, including the ones not purchased by the Haaga-Helia library. Preview is available for 5 minutes. In addition, you can suggest books for purchase.

How to read Dawsonera e-books online:

  1. Go to HH Finna.
  2. In remote use, remember to log in to HH Finna with your Haaga-Helia user ID and password.
  3. Search for "Dawsonera"
  4. Enter the Dawsonera service by clicking the database name.
  5. Accept Terms and Conditions by clicking "Accept".
  6. Select "eBook Catalogue" to view library's collection of Dawsonera e-books. Books in the library collection are marked with an icon of green open lock.
  7. You can search for a book by name or topic, such as "sales management".
  8. Select "Read online" (computer icon). Some Dawsonera e-books are available for downloading as pdf files to your own device for offlline reading for 1-7 days (see instructions below).
  9. To end: close Dawsonera and close your browser.

How to download a Dawsonera e-book

Some Dawsonera e-books are available for downloading as pdf files to your own device for offlline reading for 1-7 days. Some books cannot be downloaded.

To download a book, you need Adobe Reader 7 or a newer version.

  1. Follow steps 1-7 above.
  2. Click the 'Download ebook' button (arrow icon)
  3. Select loand period (1-7 days)
  4. Click Download and wait for the book to download,  - do not click the OK button.
  5. Now you can save the book as a pdf file to your computer or memory stick.
  6. To end: close Dawsonera and close your browser.

Ebsco's e-books can be read online with an internet browser. Some of the books can also be downloaded. Online reading requires an internet connection while reading, whereas downloaded books can be read offline.

To read Ebsco eBooks online:

  1. Ebsco recommends the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE 10.0 or newer.
  2. Search the book in HH Finna.
  3. Click the link E-Resource. You are directed to the Ebsco eBook Collection interface. You will be asked for Haaga-Helia's user ID and password, if you are accessing the resources outside Haaga-Helia's network.
  4. Open the e-book by clicking the link Full text (PDF Full text or EPUB Full text).

To download Ebsco eBooks onto your device:

  1. Search for the book in Ebsco eBook Collection. If you found the book in HH Finna, go to Ebsco eBook Collection and search for the book again.
  2. Log in with your Ebsco user ID. If you do not yet have an account in Ebsco, select "Create a new account" and register as a user.
  3. Select Download (Offline).
  4. Select loan period. The e-book will download onto your device for a maximum period of 7 days.
  5. Open the e-book in Adobe Digital Editions. Download Adobe Digital Editions, if you don't have it. If you have an Apple and Android device, use Bluefire Reader.
  6. Next, give your Adobe ID. If you don't have it, register for one. 
  7. Open the e-book in Adobe Digital Editions. N.B. It may take a moment for the book to download.

Reserving an e-book:

Ebsco's e-books can be used by 1 or 3 users at the same time. The number of user licenses vary. If the e-book is not available, you can reserve it. To reserve a book, you need to log in with your Ebsco user ID.

CABI’s Leisure and Tourism eBooks collection provides over 130 books from the leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism and culture sectors. Books are presented in easy-to-navigate PDF files. The dynamic file continues to grow year on year ensuring up-to-date high quality content.

To read Leisure Tourism eBooks online:

  1. Open the Leisure Tourism
  2. Select the appropriate topic you wish to search by clicking the "search within topic" box.
  3. Choose "Cabi book info" from "Filter by type" box.
  4. Once selected click the "Search" button.
  5. Filter your search further by adding additional terms from the right hand column.
  6. You can also search for a book by name or topic, such as "tourism management".
  7. Need more help? Read CABeBooks user guide

You will be asked for Haaga-Helia's user ID and password, if you are accessing the resources outside Haaga-Helia's network.

 

MyiLibrary contains coursebooks in English. E-books on MyiLibrary can be read online with an internet browser. There is a limited number of users (3) per book.

To read MyiLibrary e-books online

  1. Search the book in HH Finna.
  2. Click the link E-Resource. You are directed to the Ebsco eBook Collection interface. You will be asked for Haaga-Helia's user ID and password, if you are accessing the resources outside Haaga-Helia's network.
  3. The book is opened in your browser. Navigate through the table of contents on the left or use the arrows on top of the page.

To download MyiLibrary e-books

N.B.! All MyiLibrary e-books are not available for downloading. Some books are for online reading only. 

  1. Search for the book in HH Finna . E-books are marked with eBook.
  2. Click Available online. In remote use, give your Haaga-Helia user ID and password. 
  3. E-book is opened in your browser. If the book is available for download, a link Add to Bookshelf for Download is shown above the table of contents of the book. Click the link.
  4. Login to Your Account. If you do not yet have an account on MyiLibrary, select Create an Account.
  5. Select My Account (on top of the page) and Bookshelf.
  6. Select Lending Period ja and click Download.
  7. Select Open.
  8. You will need Adobe Digital Editions to read a downloaded book.  Adobe Digital Editions can be downloaded for free here.
  9. Give your Adobe ID. If you dont' have it, select Create and Adobe ID.
  10. E-book is opened in Adobe Digital Editions.

 

 

 

 

 

Safari Books Online contains a large collection of IT books, in particular.  In addition, books are also available in other subjects, such as graphic design, travel hobbies, professional development or work and business.

Safari e-books are read online with an internet browser. They cannot be downloaded. There is a maximum of 8 simultaneous users.

To read e-books in Safari Books Online:

  1. Go to  Safari Books Online. In remote use, you will be asked for your Haaga-Helia user ID and password.
  2. Search for a book. You can browse books by subject or search by title or subject.
  3. Click the cover of the book to see its table of contents.
  4. Click ”Start reading”.
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