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E-books: Read Online

This Research Guide offers information on the e-books available through the Library.

Ebook Central Reader

The Ebook Central Reader was developed with extensive input from researchers, with intuitive navigation to help you quickly find popular features. The default view includes an expandable Table of Contents, a robust Search Within feature, relevancy ranked search terms by chapter, and a navigation tool bar in the content pane:

1. Book Details

View your print and copy allowances.

2. Annotations Icon

View your highlights, notes and bookmarks.

3. Search Within Book

Type your search term into the search box, making sure to put phrases in quotes. Search results are displayed with frequency bars next to each chapter. Select the chapter name to see the results per page and contextual snippets of text.

4. Book Download  

Downloading a book is an easy 3-step process to computers, tablets, and phones.

5. Chapter Download

Download a chapter to PDF. Text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included. Pages included in your Chapter Download are counted as part of your overall print allowances. 

6. Copy

Copy the whole page by selecting the copy icon in the navigation toolbar. To copy text within a page, select your text and use the copy icon in the pop-up menu.

7. Print

Create a PDF of a page, or a range of pages that can be printed or saved, and which includes a citation of the book. Printed pages are counted as part of your overall print allowances. 

8. Add to Bookshelf

Save this book to your online bookshelf. If you have already added the title, the icon will be disabled.

9. Share Link

Copy a URL to this page in the book, which you may share with others at your institution. 

10. Cite

Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver. If you have a preferred citation style, you may set that preference in Settings.

11. Search Terms by Chapter and Page

Expand the Table of Contents to see search terms by chapter and page and click in the contextual snippet of text to navigate to that page.

12. Zoom Options

Zoom in (+), zoom out (-), fit to width, or fit to page.

13. Go To Page

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

14. Previous/Next

Move backward or forward through a book one page at a time.

15. Settings

Reset your password, change your default citation style, and more.

 

Ebook Central Reader - Table of Contents and Reader Navigation Tips

Search Within, Search Results, and Reader Navigation Tips

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