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  • 1. Susan Bloom, MLIS
  • 2. Ebrary is an online collection of over 80,000 electronic books(ebooks). There are several advantages to ebooks over“traditional” books:• Near-instant access, anywhere you have the internet•Ability to search through the full text extremely fast•Environmentally friendly•Capability to copy text when directly quoting•Allows for highlighting and annotating•Quickly zoom in or out•Easier to travel with, particularly on a smart phone or otherintelligent device•Several users can look at the same work at the same time
  • 3. If you log in off campus or you want to log in to yourbookshelf, you will need to enter your ID number here
  • 4. Advanced search Help Sign in Ebrary home screen Basic SearchDownload an app for your i-device Browse by topic
  • 5. Performs a subjectfield search for all of Subject Terms tend tothe subject terms produce better results thanlisted simple keyword searches Click on the book title, NOT on the ebrary Reader button Create a virtual bookshelf to keep books to look at later Users may download up to 10 books at a time. A user can “return” a book Sort results (which will automatically delete the book from the computer’s hard drive) to take out more.
  • 6. Highlight Click here to turn off search term highlightingClick the arrow to Zoomturn the page Click on the magnifying glass to skip to the first instance of your search term in a Choose the particular chapter magnifying glass and The rank shows how often the search term appears in each arrow to skip chapter, the larger the gray bar, Type in a page to the next the more frequently it appears number to skip instance of directly to that your search page term Bibliographic information about Search terms are this book highlighted
  • 7. The copy function will open a new dialog box with the selected phrase, you may then copy the text from the new boxYou must select text BEFORE youchoose one of these tools, except for theprint option
  • 8. Will create a new tab and search for the definition of theselected word in the Merriam-Webster dictionaryWill create a new tab and search for an encyclopediaarticle of the selected word in encyclopedia.comWill create a new tab and search for a map of theselected word in either MapQuest or CartographicaWill create a new tab and search for a biography of theselected word in either or Wikipedia
  • 9. These link out to different search engines and websites. They will do an automatic search of the highlighted word. This will directly link to whatever web address is highlightedChoose this option to automatically export bibliographicinformation to RefWorks (a citation manager)
  • 10. Choose this button to zoom in or out Click here to highlight selected text, you must select the text first! Click here to download the entire book or specific chapters Click here to create a note, you do not have to have a word selected first. You can add as many notes as you want and move them wherever you like
  • 11. Click on the bigger trash can to remove the entire book from your bookshelf Click on the little trash can to remove a note or highlighted section from your copy of the book, it will not remove the book from your shelfCreate folders toorganize your shelf Click on the noteClick on the book title or highlightedto begin reading the section to skiptitle directly to the page
  • 12. Customize citation managers Link your account and sign on through FacebookChoose the default citation style Toggle on or off the accessibility mode
  • 13. Need more help? Contact a librarian! Ask us in the library Text us at (516) 714-4486 Call us at (516) 678-5000 ext. 6235 or 6236. Email us at Request a one-on-one help session with a librarian on our website