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Management: ebrary

ebrary tips & tricks for getting most for your research

Getting Started - A Few Basics:

How to Get into ebrary:
 -> from searching the library home page search box for any search terms of your choice, then clicking into "view ebook" where it displays, or
 -> from library database list: choose "E" and you'll see ebrary listed. Click into ebrary to search full-text books.

Searching:
On the difference between searching in library catalog vs. searching in ebrary:

 -> Library catalog is in essence an inventory database. If the library owns it, the ownership fact and where to locate it, along with some descriptive wording is recorded in the catalog. The search latches on to  the items’ descriptive wordings.

 -> Ebrary platform searches the entire full text of each book. Great for searching for phrases & terms within a book or to finetune a concept.

Within ebrary database:

set up search alerts:
-> type any search of your choosing, then click “save”
-> follow prompts for naming and email options

copy text portions from the book you’re viewing:
 -> with text showing in left panel, highlight desired portion with mouse, then right-click.
 -> choose “copy” -> a pop-up clipboard will appear.
 -> copy text and paste in desired application (any software; email works also)

print test portions from the book you’re viewing:
 -> with text showing in left panel, highlight desired portion with mouse, then right-click.
 -> choose “print” -> choose one of three print-range options.

Advanced ebrary functions:

An individual ebrary account enables many advanced research tools, including book downloads, creating notes, filling & using your bookshelf, search strategy with corresponding search alerts...

create an individual login:
 -> click on “sign in” -> choose “create account” -> fill in name, email, create your own user/password
 -> if you get a web browser security warning, it is safe to ignore. Reason: all library-purchased databases have been vetted for online safety.

set up and use the bookshelf:
 -> simply add titles to your bookshelf -> can organize bookshelf into folders by categories

share bookshelf contents via email:
 -> copy-and-paste links to ebooks in the folder to email recipient.
 -> recipient will then retrieve by clicking on link. From off-campus, recipient will log into ebrary with last name & WU ID number as login.

download ebooks:
 -> use “download” button to download entire book for 14 days.
 -> must download Adobe Digital Editions to later retrieve the ebook

mobile device access:
 -> any Adobe Digital Editions compatible device can retrieve the downloaded book. Download to hard drive, then copy to mobile phone’s media card.