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Ebook Central - Search, Find and Use Academic e-books: Navigation Tips

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Navigation Tips

1. Download

Downloading a book is an easy three step process. Downloads are supported on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phones (iOS and Android).  See the other downloading pages in this guide for more information.

2. Chapter Download

Chapter downloads are clearly identified from the navigation tool bar and also on the Detail Page. You may download a chapter, a page range as well as an individual page in image pdf format.

3. Copy

There are two options to copy. To copy a page, select the copy icon in the navigation toolbar. To copy text within a page, select your text. A pop-up menu appears and you select the copy icon on the far left.

4. Search Within Book

In the search within book box, type your search term, making sure to put phrases in quotes. Search results are displayed showing frequency bars next to each chapter. Click on the triangle to the left of the chapter for counts of results per page and contextual snippets of text. Click on the snippet to display the page in the book with the highlighted search terms. See the Page Detail page of the guide for more information on searching within a book.

5. Print

Use Print to PDF to create a PDF that can be printed (or saved). You may choose Current Page, Page Range, or Current Chapter. You choose which of the five citation styles will be appended to the PDF: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes - Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author - Date, Harvard, or MLA.

6. Add to Bookshelf

Click on the bookshelf icon to save the current title to the ebrary bookshelf. If you have already added the title to your bookshelf, the icon will be greyed out. See the Bookshelf page of the guide for more information.

7. Share Link

Sharing a link allows you to copy a URL to the current page in the book which you may share with authorized users.

8. Cite

Cite allows you to create a citation choosing from five styles. If you have a preferred citation style you may set that preference in Settings.

9. Highlight

There are two ways to highlight text. Select text on a page and choose the yellow, blue or pink option from the pop-up menu. If you select the icon from the toolbar instead, you may select and highlight text in yellow. Highlights are saved in the bookshelf. See the Page Detail page of the guide for more information on highlighting.

10. Notes/Annotations

There are two ways to take notes. Select text on a page and choose the note option from the pop-up menu (far right option). The note icon is placed adjacent left to the text. If you select the note icon in the toolbar, you create a note for the page and the note icon is placed in the upper left of the page, independent of text. All notes are saved in the bookshelf, and viewable in the Annotations side panel. See the Page Detail page of the guide for more information on the annotation feature.

11. Bookmark

Click the bookmark icon in the toolbar or the bookmark icon in the upper right of the page to bookmark a page. Bookmarks are saved in the bookshelf, and viewable in the Annotations side panel. See the Page Detail page of the guide for more information on how to bookmark.

12. Zoom Options

Zoom options include zoom in (+), zoom out (-), and fit to width, or fit to page (under Zoom options).

13. Go To Page

Click on top of the page number and enter your desired page to navigate to a specific page in a book.

14. Previous/Next

The Previous/Next function allows you to move backward or forward through a book one page at a time.

15. Help

Just click the ? to view frequently asked questions and their answers.

16. Settings

Here you can reset your password and choose a default citation style.

Read Online

Once you click on a title, and choose the Read Online option under the book cover, you will have access to a menu of tools.  The video below explains these tools.