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eBooks on Ebook Central

A guide to using eBooks on Ebook Central which are provided by CARLI.

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.

Ebook Central Reader - Table of Contents and Reader Navigation Tips

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. 

1, 2, and 3 are in the column of information on the right, while 4 and following can be found as icons along the top of the ebook reader.

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.

Search Within, Search Results, and Reader Navigation Tips

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.

The search results with surrounding sentences are on the left-hand side, while the other options are at the top right corner.

Table of Contents Disabled - Full Screen

Click the X on the Table of Contents menu bar to minimize it and expand the page of text.

Clicking at the left-hand side again will bring back the menu bar.