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Tech-Savvy Tricks

How to use your fancy phone/tablet/e-reader with the Deerwood Library:

Find your books by text message
If you’re tired of trying to remember a complex call number or finding scraps of paper to write one down, you can now text yourself the call number straight from the PRIMO catalog. Once you find the book you’re looking for, click on “Details”, then “Send to” (in the upper right corner), then “Send text message”, and then select the appropriate campus and enter your phone number and mobile provider. You’ll get a text message in a couple of seconds with all the info you need to find the book on the shelf! (Note: These text messages cost the same as any other, so be attentive if you don’t have unlimited texting.)


Text a bibliography

Use Google Scholar to find articles
1) Sign in to Google.
2) Go to
3) Click on “Settings” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
4) Click on “Library links” in the left menu.
5) Type “Florida State College at Jacksonville” in the box and click the search button.
6) Click the box next to “Florida State College at Jacksonville” so that it contains a check mark.
7) Click save.
Now when you use Google Scholar to search for articles, the ones you can access through FSCJ will display a link reading “Full Text via FSCJ”. If you are logged in through Connections, you will be taken straight to the article, otherwise you will need to log in with your Borrower ID and PIN.

Access journal articles from your iOS/Android device
EBSCOhost: Sign in to the library catalog and access any EBSCOhost database (like Academic Search Complete). Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click the link that says “New: EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications” and enter your e-mail address to receive instructions and a code to use the EBSCOhost app on your device.

Gale: Step one: Download the app from the Android Market/Google Play (AccessMyLibrary CollegeEdition) or the App Store (AccessMyLibraryCollege).
Step two: Open the app and select Florida from the list of states.
Step three: Scroll down to Jacksonville and select Florida Comm Coll Jacksonville.
Step four: Enter your school e-mail address ( where indicated. Do not enter a password, just press your enter/return key.
Step five: Check your e-mail for a message titled “AML Password Retrieval” and find the password inside.
Step six: Go back to the app, enter your e-mail address and the password you were given, and press enter/return.
Step seven: Press the button for “Access Resources” and then select the database you would like to use. The database will open in your web browser.

After steps 1-6 are completed, the only step you will need in the future is step 7.

Read e-books from the library on your e-reader (except Kindle)
EBSCOhost: This is a bit complicated to set up, but should run smoothly after that!
1. Sign in to the library catalog and access the database called “eBook Collection (EBSCO)”. Click the “Sign In” link at the top of the page and sign in with your account info or create a new account.
2. Search for a book you would like to read and click on the title.
3. Click on the link on the left that reads “Download This eBook (Offline)”. If this link is missing, you cannot download the book to your e-reader.
4. If you don’t already have it, click on the link to download Adobe Digital Editions.
(Optional) Once you have Adobe Digital Editions, you can choose to authenticate it with your Adobe ID and password.
5. In your internet browser, choose your checkout period and click “Checkout & Download”.
6. Open the downloaded file in Digital Editions.
7. If you just want to read the book on your computer, you’re done! Otherwise,
8. Connect your e-reader to your computer (optionally authenticate it), and follow the instructions for loading the book onto your reader.
For iPhones and iPads
Get library ebooks on iOS, part 1 — Creating an Adobe ID and downloading Bluefire Reader for your device.
Get library ebooks on iOS, part 2 — Downloading books from EBSCO to your device.