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How to access Ebooks at Nimitz

Differences between various ebook providers available to USNA patrons.

Account Creation

Upon accessing the Ebscohost Ebooks database, click the Sign In button in the upper right corner.

Next, select Create a New Account.

You will need to set up an account for many Ebsco features such as search alerts and storing articles in folders for later use.  You will also need it to download ebooks from this platform.

Viewing Ebooks

Upon finding a relevant ebook, click the title of the ebook in the search results screen.

When viewing the Detailed Record, there should be an option for 'eBook Full Text' in the left-hand pane.


Most of our Ebscohost Ebooks cannot be downloaded.  If they can be, however, you will see this information in the search results screen.

When viewing the search results in Ebscohost Ebooks, most titles will say eBook Full text underneath the line describing the subjects of that book.  If they can be downloaded, there will be a link next to the one for full text which says "Download (Offline)."

Subject Guide

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Sam Rogers
Electronic Resources Librarian
Nimitz Library
Office #213
(410) 293-6908

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Having trouble with usage of ebooks?  Nimitz Library is here to help!

You can contact library staff in a number of ways.

  • Visit Ask a Librarian for help with searching for resources.
  • Contact for technical support.
  • Come to the librarian in person for face-to-face assistance during our open hours.