Wednesday, September 14, 2011

eBooks @JCU Library

JCU subscribes to over 86,000 full text electronic books, with many more coming. JCU Library eBooks are academic or scholarly publications, and when utilised in assignments should be referenced as electronic books. Scroll to the bottom these web pages for referencing instructions - APA, Harvard or Vancouver. JCU Library eBook titles cover diverse subject areas including science, health science, social science, education, computing, humanities, management, and tourism.

Access
Limiting to eBooks in One Search
Limiting to eBooks in Tropicat

  • One Search: To just find eBooks, you need to limit your search results by selecting eBook for your result Content Type.
  • Tropicat: To just find eBooks do a Power Search, and select Subject Keyword search. Type in the phrase "electronic books". From there you can search for your subject area using another of the available fields.
  • When you find an eBook title that suits your needs, click on the eBook record and then click on the link to access the full text eBook.
Printing
Most eBooks have limitations on copying and pasting text due to copyright restrictions. Limitations also apply to the number of pages you can print at a time.

Closing E-books
Where possible click Close Item when done rather than closing the browser or clicking the browser back button. This closes the eBook and makes it accessible to other students without a delay of 15 minutes.

Other Features
Some eBooks allow you to create an account which may provide functionality for creating notes or a favourites list.

Please see the staff at the InfoHelp desk if you need any assistance.

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