How to Access and Download E-Books?



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Mabuhay! Welcome to this video wherein we’re going to talk about how you can access and download our E-books. This video tutorial is brought to you by the Information Services and Instruction Section of the UP Diliman University Library.

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UPGrade 2022: Exploring Reliable Library Resources for Enhanced Information and Research

The embedded Youtube Playlist contain the recordings from the UPGrade 2022 sessions. To navigate through the playlist, click the Playlist button (with the 1/14) at the upper right of the video.

The Information Services and Instruction Section of the University Library organized two webinars on 14 and 21 March 2022 at the beginning of 2nd semester, AY 2021-2022 to (1) introduce its lineup of new online resource subscriptions and (2) discuss timely and relevant topics to address the information needs of the academic community. Each online database were introduced and discussed by experts. There were demonstrations of these new resources to familiarize clients with each separate interface further and show research best practices. An open forum to accommodate questions and concerns regarding using these resources followed each presentation.

General Objectives: The webinars aim to (1) walk faculty members and students  through the library’s various new online information sources, both local and international, and how to access them remotely; (2) shed light on topics such as copyright use, referencing, and citation and proper literature review;  and (3) provide a venue for participants to ask questions and get hands-on experience in navigating new online resources.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the webinars, faculty members and students will be able to (1) demonstrate how to access and use online resources/tools; (2) maximize the use of our online resources for teaching and learning; and (3) guide faculty members and students on the proper use resources for their academic needs.

Schedule and Topics

14 March 2022, Monday (For UP Students, Faculty and Staff only)




9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Remarks

Ms. Elvira B. Lapuz
University Librarian, UP Diliman

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

UPGrade 2022 Opening Session: An Introduction to Library's Services

This opening session will provide an overview of all the current resources and services of the University.

At the end of the webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Enumerate the various services of the University Library

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of library resources

  • Know where to get assistance in accessing online resources

Ms. Aiza May V. Palaya
College Librarian, Information Services and Instruction Section
UPD University Library

Ms. Elizza Mae L. Jayag
College Librarian, Filipiniana Books Section
UPD University Library

Ms. Katherine S. Nazareth
Acting Head Librarian, Serials Section
UPD University Library

Ms. Amalia R. Javier
Head Librarian, Special Collections Section
UPD University Library

Ms. Sheryl T. Gerodias
Head Librarian, University Records Personal Papers Section
UPD University Library

Ms. Jennilyn L. Bagares
College Librarian
UPD College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Getting to Know the Library's All-inclusive Search Solutions: EBSCO Discovery Service and OpenAthens

More than ever, we want a platform that allows us to access internet resources fro, any location, at any time. Individual usernames and passwords were once necessary to access internet databases. Today, all of them may be accessed from a single webpage. This webinar will lead you through the steps of using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens to access UPD electronic resources remotely.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn to use "Google-like" search strategies when looking for library resources.

  • To learn the value of faceted browsing, relevance ranking, and limitation options.

  • To learn how to secure a login account.

  • To learn how to troubleshoot OpenAthens errors.

Mr. Martian A. Jinio
UPD University Library

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ODILO: Reinventing Digital Learning

ODILO Academic Exclusive Digital Library is a digital content distribution network that provides integrated learning experiences through ebooks, magazines, audiobooks, videos, and online courses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce ODILO into the UP Community

  • Highlight how ODILO will be beneficial and an added asset to the UP Educational System through its personalized learning

  • Guide faculty, librarians, staff and teaching personnel in navigating the ODILO platform

  • Share best practices from outstanding ODILO users and subscribers

Ms. Anvie Magbanua

Customer Success Manager and Learning Coach, ODILO

11:30 AM - 12:00 NN 

Academic Search Ultimate: Your Definitive Resource for Multidisciplinary Research

Academic Search Ultimate features rigorous open access (OA) journal curation and indexing, resulting in a growing library of 5,055 active global OA publications. These open-access journals are treated with high-quality subject indexing and sophisticated, precise/accurate full-text linking once they have been validated and certified for inclusion.

Learning Objectives:

In this webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Be familiar with content coverage of Academic Search Ultimate

  • Access and navigate the Academic Search Ultimate in EBSCOHost Platform

  • Construct and apply basic and advanced search strategies

  • Apply relevant filters and limiters to refine search results

  • Access full text

  • Use the My EBSCOhost folder to save, share and document research

  • Access help resources

Mr. Bon Siguisabal
Information Consultant, EBSCO Information Services

12:00 NN - 1:30 PM

Lunch break

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

EBSCO Ebooks Academic Subscription Collection: A Curated Collection of Academic Resources

EBSCO Ebooks has a large number of academic e-books from reputable publishers and presses and offers different acquisition models and ordering choices. Librarian-curated books can be easily connected with EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service. With hundreds of thousands of DRM-free selections and an enhanced search and reading experience, it has removed access limitations to a lot of valuable academic content.

In this webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Be familiar with content coverage of EBSCO Ebooks Academic Subscription

  • Access and navigate the Academic Search Ultimate in EBSCOHost Platform

  • Construct and apply basic and advanced search strategies

  • Apply relevant filters and limiters to refine search results

  • Access full text

  • Use the My EBSCOhost folder to save, share and document research

  • Access help resources

Mr. Bon Siguisabal
Information Consultant, EBSCO Information Services

2:00 PM - 
2:30 PM

PressReader: An All-You-Can-Read Digital Kiosk for Newspapers and Magazines

PressReader gives you unlimited access to over 7,000 of the world's best newspapers and periodicals in over 60 languages from over 120 countries. Its content is available through its app, which is compatible with a variety of mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac) and e-readers. PressReader content could also be viewed through their website, which can be accessed using any web browser.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Maximize the use of PressReader as a platform to promote media literacy

  • Understand its different uses

Mr. Jericho Tumibay
Division Manager, Business Development, PressReader Inc.

Mr. Clyde Salvacion
Account Manager, Library Team,
PressReader Inc.

2:30 PM - 
3:00 PM

Statista - 30 Statistics in 30 Seconds

For the past 13 years, Statista has been the market leader in offering trustworthy business data, providing insights and facts across 170 sectors and 150+ countries.

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the different types of content on Statista

  • Learn effective ways of navigating the database

  • Discover different tools to help save time on research

Ms. Sonia Tan

Sales Manager, Statista

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wiley Online Library: Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Innovation

Wiley is dedicated to making the Wiley Online Library available to everyone. They monitor accessibility compliance and development methods on a regular basis to reinforce their commitment and ensure that their content is accessible to all members of the research community. There are now 1,600+ journals, 250+ reference works, and 22,000+ online books in the Wiley Online Library.

Learning Objectives:

In this session, participants are expected to learn how to maximize their use of Wiley Online Library’s (WOL) content and features. At the end of the session, participants will learn the following:

  • Perform basic and advanced search on WOL

  • Navigate the Results page, save searches, setting up alerts, as well as download, cite, and share articles or books

  • Be familiar with information on how to locate journal aims and scope, content alert

  • Understand submission guidelines for authors interested in publishing in Wiley journals

Mr. Fabio Di Bello
Customer Success Manager


4:00 PM - 
4:30 PM

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global - Supporting Your Research

The ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT) TM database is the world's largest curated collection of multidisciplinary dissertations and theses from thousands of universities, with over 5 million citations and 2.7 million full-text works.

It provides researchers with a unified, straightforward research experience. Students and researchers can quickly access cutting-edge research and unrivaled material, resulting in world-changing discoveries.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the content coverage within ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Global

  • Empower the best practices for searching information

  • Understand the value and usage of PQDT in your research

  • Evaluate, curate, organize and keep yourself updated in your own domain

Ms. Kurinji Malar Kaliappan
Customer Experience Training and Consulting Partner
ProQuest Information and Learning

21 March 2022, Monday (For the General Public in celebration of the UP Library Centennial)




10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Remarks

Ms. Elvira B. Lapuz
University Librarian, UP Diliman

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Keeping It Local: Exploring Local Library Resources (Tuklas / DA / OAR / UPD Journals / Phil eLib)

One of the most typical concerns of researchers when conducting research is finding sufficient local literature. We can read as much foreign literature as we like, but when it comes to local resources, the situation is different. This webinar will highlight our local digital resources.

Learning Objective:

  • Learn how to find, search, and use locally maintained digital resources in UP Diliman.

Ms. Yedda Marynel U. Arce
UPD University Library

11:30 AM - 12:00 NN

Open Access: Unlocking Open Access Content for Research

Data and datasets, books, and articles, especially scholarly research publications, are examples of open access research materials that have been made freely available to the general public. Seasoned researchers know that finding resources does not always mean focusing on paid ones. This session will introduce users to open access resources that, more often than not, are overlooked in a literature search.

Learning Objectives:

  • To be familiar with open access resources carefully selected by the University Library.

  • To learn how to look for additional sources of information for researchers other than subscribed ones.

  • To appreciate the value of free and open sources in research.

Ms. Michelle Ann G. Manalo
College Librarian
UPD University Library

12:00 NN - 1:00 PM

Lunch break

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Write it or Cite it: An Introduction to Proper Referencing and Citation

"Give credit where credit is due," as the adage goes. This is particularly true in writing. However, proper referencing and citation is an important but sometimes overlooked aspect of research. Participants will learn the dos and don'ts of citing and referencing other people's work in order to ensure the output's integrity and trustworthiness in this session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concepts of citation, referencing, and common knowledge.

  • Dispel common misunderstandings regarding reference and citation.

  • Make a list of all the information that needs to be mentioned or credited.

  • Learn how to use citation tools.

Mr. AB Gideon N. De Castro
College Librarian,
UPD University Library

1:30 PM - 
2:00 PM

Which Tool is Best For Me? A Guide to Citation Management Tools

In this session, participants will be taught the basics of reference management tools. Participants will learn the advantages of reference management tools and how to use them to further improve their academic research.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Enumerate the various reference management tools of the University Library

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of reference management tools

  • Utilize reference management tools to improve their academic research

Mr. Arthur Bryan C. Mariano
College Librarian,
UPD University Library

2:00 PM - 
2:30 PM

The Perks and Pitfalls of Copyright and Fair Use

Fair use specifies that copyrighted materials may be used for educational purposes such as criticism, commentary, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. However, a lot of misconceptions still surround the practice of fair use and copyright in an academic setting.

Learning Objectives:
In this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Different types of resources that may be reproduced by libraries according to existing Copyright laws

  • Percentage/extent of material allowed to be duplicated under Philippine copyright laws

  • Ramifications of copyright infringement

  • How libraries continue to extend service during a pandemic without violating copyright

Mr. Rene B. Manlangit

Head Librarian,

UPD College of Law

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Reviewing and Writing a Literature Review

Examining academic literature allows one to learn about what has come before, what has worked, and what hasn't for previous researchers. To show that a researcher knows what they are talking about and can critically evaluate research in the field and present evidence to back up their conclusions, it is essential to write a review of related literature. However, many researchers find this challenging to get started with.

Learning Objectives:
After this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Understanding the role of literature in the research process

  • To become familiar with various types of literature

  • To become familiar with the steps involved in writing an effective literature review

Prof. Dan Anthony D. Dorado
Diliman Learning Resource Center

Closing Remarks

Ms. Eimee Rhea C. Lagrama
Deputy University Librarian,
UP Diliman

How to Access eResources Remotely via OpenAthens?



Hello and welcome to “Learning is Easy @ Your Library”!

Mabuhay! This video will tell you how to access electronic resources remotely via OpenAthens. This video is brought to you by your friendly Reference Librarians at the Information Services and Instruction Section of the UP Diliman University Library.

In line with its mission to provide the best possible access to information, the University Library offers access to electronic resources outside the university campus online using the remote access protocol OpenAthens. OpenAthens is an identity and access management service.

We will be discussing its features, way to access, and troubleshooting.

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How to Read Filipiniana Ebooks on your Smartphone

Back in 2017 the Filipiniana Books Section did an exhibit at the Main Library lobby, where they featured the thirty (30) Filipiniana titles acquired from EBSCO. These are ebooks which are available to download for free. 😉 Read this guide to find out how.

You can access the Filipiniana ebooks by visiting the following link within Diliman campus and connecting to the DilNet. If you are outside Diliman campus, you can login to the Remote Access website with your UP Mail account and look for the ‘EBSCO eBook Collection’ link to download ebooks remotely.

URL – EBSCO Filipiniana Ebooks 📖

For PC users these ebooks load within the Web browser. You can read the text, print pages, and find particular words. You can bookmark the link for later reading, and there are options to download it in PDF and EPUB formats. For mobile users it is a little more complicated, so here is a short guide on how to read Filipiniana ebooks on your smartphone.

  1. Download the Bluefire Reader app on the Apple App Store, or the Aldiko Book Reader app on Google Play.
  2. To authorize the app for reading ebooks, an Adobe ID is required. You can register for an Adobe ID via this link.
    • In Aldiko, you can authorize the app by going to About > DRM Accounts > Add DRM Account > enter your Adobe ID credentials.
  3. Navigate to the above URL for EBSCO Filipiniana Ebooks and select a book you would like to read.
  4. Register for a My EBSCOHost account.
  5. Log in to your My EBSCOHost account, then download the book for offline reading. Open the .acsm file using the Bluefire Reader or Aldiko Book Reader app, then wait a moment for the ebook to download.
  6. And you’re done! If everything went okay the ebook will be on your smartphone for 7 days, afterwards you may check it out again for further reading.

Some pictures to illustrate the process:

Above: Filipiniana ebooks gallery. Below: English translation of Noli Me Tangere
If you are downloading from your smartphone, you can switch to the Mobile site (link at bottom of EBSCO webpage) which looks like this for a simpler interface
Depending on the ebook, you can download it on PDF or EPUB formats. We recommend the EPUB format so you can change the fonts later
Viewing the ebook within the Bluefire Reader app

If you have any questions on accessing and opening Filipiniana ebooks, feel free to send a message to our Ask A Librarian virtual reference desk by clicking the Messenger button on the right.

(Updated March 2021, this guide is reposted with minor edits from the original note on UPD Library Facebook page.)

Recordings from the Information Literacy Webinar Series for UP Faculty

The following videos are the recordings from the sessions of our information literacy webinar series for the UP faculty with the theme “Rediscovering your Library in the New Normal”. The webinars took place on 17-27 August 2020.

Table of Contents

Tuklas: UP Libraries’ Discovery Service

Local Digital Resources, Anytime, Anywhere

Opening Up : Maximizing the Use of Open Access Resources

Search and access library resources thru EBSCO Discovery Service

Finding and Accessing UPD eBooks

Teaching Remotely with JSTOR

Starting your Research with EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete

eResources for your Research Needs: Project MUSE

How to Access ‘E’ (Taylor and Francis Online)

Maximizing your Research at Home with Elsevier Tools: ScienceDirect

Oxford Reference: Answers with Authority

Maximizing your Research at Home with Elsevier Tools: Scopus

Maximizing your Research at Home with Elsevier Tools: Mendeley

Learning Zotero for Academic Research