Creating an account in ebrary tutorial

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Creating an account in ebrary tutorial

  1. 1. Getting the most out of ebrary How to Create an Account, Download ebooks, Manage Your Bookshelf, and more!
  2. 2. Why create an ebrary account? Allows you to: • Download ebooks • Save ebooks to your own “bookshelf” that you can refer back to • Highlight text and take notes in ebooks • Save and organize your research
  3. 3. How to create an account: • On the ebrary search page, click on “Sign In” • On the next page, select the blue “Create an account” link
  4. 4. After creating an account, you can download ebooks! 2 ways to download: In sections • Download up to 60 pages at a time • No special software needed – downloads as a PDF file. Whole ebook • Download the entire book for 14 days only • Must have Adobe Digital Editions software (available online for free download – linked from the ebrary download window)
  5. 5. How to download ebooks When looking at a book of interest, simply click on the Download button Options: • Download a PDF document of a chapter or select specific pages to download (limit up to 60 pages at a time) • Download the entire book to Adobe Digital Editions for 14 days
  6. 6. Alternative to downloading: Add ebooks to your bookshelf • Create your own virtual library of ebooks! Click on the Add to My Bookshelf button • Notes and highlighting you have done are saved and easily accessible • Ebooks saved to your bookshelf can be accessed as long as you have an account Image source: public domain image
  7. 7. Highlight in ebooks *You must be signed in to your ebrary account* • Point your mouse to the beginning of the section you want to highlight, click and drag across entire section to be highlighted • Then click on the highlight button
  8. 8. Take notes in ebooks • Click on InfoTools, then Create Note • Type notes in the note box and click OK • Resize and move the box as needed
  9. 9. Questions? Contact us - we are here to help! Email: library@ashford.edu Phone: (866) 685-8089 Chat: On the library website

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