The Library Website0 http://www.daytonastate.edu/library/
Click on the link to findbooks, e-books and articles
Sign in first0 The Log In link is in the upper right corner0 Your borrower ID is your student ID #0 Your PIN is the last four digits of your Social Security number
Now you see your name in the top right hand corner
Now you’re ready to search0Type your topic into the box that says Search All Available Items0Look at the line below the search box.0For books or e-books, click the arrow beside “All Items” and change that to “Books” or “E-Books” 0Then, click on Search
Sorting your results0Your results are sorted by relevance0That means the “best” results are on top0You can re-sort by date0Find “sorted by: relevance”0Click on “relevance” and change to “date- newest”0If you sort by date, though, you lose the relevance0If you use the relevance sort, check the date of the book to make sure it is not out of date for your subject
Read the book0 Click below the book title on “View Online”0 On the left side of the page, click on “eBook Full Text”0 Note: even though there is a link that says “Download This Book,” you can’t download the books.
Searching Inside the Book0 Look at the right side of the page, at the menu called Tools.0 To search inside the book, click on the top icon (with the magnifying glass).0 Then type your search term into the box that appears.0 You will get a list of links to pages that mention your search term.
Citing the Book0 Under the Tools menu, find the icon that looks like a yellow sheet of paper.0 When you mouse over it, it will say “Cite.”0 Click on that, then choose your citation style (MLA, APA) from the list.0 You can copy and paste the citation into your works cited or references page.0 Note: the citation may not be 100% correct. Check with an APA or MLA style guide for the correct format.0 This does not give you the in-text citation.
Restrictions with using e- books0 You can print a given number of pages, usually 60. You may want to print the title page and the pages that you use for your paper.0 You can email pages to yourself, but only individually.0 You cannot download the book to any sort of drive or device (publisher restriction). You’ll have to go back in and re-open it each time.
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