Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Using eBrary Books

The Darling Library has a collection of over 40,000 electronic books. A great many of these books are in the eBrary** service, which is an e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas. Some of the benefits of using eBrary**:

  • Access to books even when the Library is closed.
  • No due date or waiting for a book that is checked out to be returned!
  • Do a simple or advanced search using keywords, subject headings or other criteria.
  • Browse the collection by subject area. It's like browsing the shelves in a Library.
  • Search within books for keywords, jump to relevant chapters, or simply turn pages.
  • Create a bookshelf and place books on your personal shelf for easy retrieval.
  • Place "bookmarks" in the book to mark pages you want to return to later.
  • Highlight text and take notes. Yes, you may write and highlight in THESE library books!
  • Link out to other online resources using Info Tools.
  • Create citations for your bibliography when using with EndNote or RefWorks.
  • Print pages and copy and paste text.
  • Manage, archive and share your research with others.

Find out more about using the many features of eBrary:
Get a Quick Guide or view a Training Video from the Info page which displays when you first login to eBrary**.

**You will be required to login in order to access eBrary books from off campus.

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