Tuesday, November 3, 2015

eBooks


Did you know that JCU library has more full text eBooks (digital copy) than hard copy books?  So it is probably a good idea to know how to access and reference them. The eBook LibGuide provides plenty of guidance, but here are some basics:

Searching

OneSearch:  Limit your search results by selecting Full Text Online and Book/eBook for your search results
Tropicat: Use Advanced Search, and select Subject Keyword search. Type in the phrase "electronic books" and 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
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 quickly accessible to other students.

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

Referencing

View examples for APA and Harvard and the Referencing LibGuide for other styles. 

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