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eBooks at Bethel University

DRM-protected eBooks (EBSCO eBooks and Ebook Central)

Because of known limitations with DRM-protected content (such as Adobe Digital Editions), it's recommended to download eBook chapters from EBSCO eBooks and Ebook Central, then open the downloaded chapters with a text-to-speech tool or copy the text from the viewer into a text-to-speech tool.

More information can be found at EBSCO eBook Accessibility User Guide and FAQs and Accessibility Statement: Ebook Central

Ebook Central Screen Reader Option

To use a screen reader without the download/upload procedure in Ebook Central:

  • Click Sign In in the upper right corner. You'll be prompted to sign in with your Bethel username and password.
  • Click on Settings dropdown in the upper right corner.
  • Click on Profile.
  • Under ACCESSIBILITY SETTINGS, select Text Only Mode.

DRM-free Publishers

Ebooks from Springer, Project Muse, JSTOR, Oxford, Cambridge, and Taylor & Francis are DRM-free which means you can download them without any restrictions. You may upload or paste eBooks from these publishers into a screen reader.