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Module Three

USING eBOOKS

Though the interface may differ among the databases, electronic books are accessed and read in basically the same way. Once you have found an eBook, either through a search of eCatalog, Discovery Search, or one of the eBook databases, the book will load in the reading pane. In most databases, the table of contents loads in the frame next to the reading pane. You may use the table of contents to select the part of the book you wish to read. Once you have selected a page, you may use the tools above the page to "turn the pages" or continue to use the table of contents to navigate.You will need a current version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read the E-books.

The example below is located in the ProQuest Ebook Central database:

ebook interface

Note about eBooks on EBSCOhost Some of the eBooks in eBooks on EBSCOhost are one person users, so if someone else is reading a book you want to read, you will have to wait until they are finished using it. As with most of the databases, a book will time out after about 15 minutes of inactivity, giving others a chance to read it. You may access a book as many times as you need to, as long as no one else is using it. At this time, these eBooks cannot be downloaded to eReaders or any other device, but in most cases up to 60 pages may be printed or emailed. However, the eBooks in the Academic and Business Collectiions in EBSCOhost may be used by more than one student at a time.

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