Finding eBooks in the Catalogue/ALEPH @ UCT Libraries

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This guide shows UCT staff & students how to find & access the eBook collection at UCT Libraries

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Finding eBooks in the Catalogue/ALEPH @ UCT Libraries

  1. 1. Finding eBooks in the Catalogue/ALEPH @ UCT Libraries By Linda Kelly l Academic Librarian @ UCT Libraries Linda.Kelly@uct.ac.za April 2014 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
  2. 2. 1. Go to the UCT Libraries website 2. Sign in with your student/staff username & password 3. Search for a book by typing the title or key words 2 3 1
  3. 3. 1. The Catalogue/ALEPH displays the book record, i.e. info about the book 2. It indicates that it is an “Electronic book” or eBook 3. Click on the hyperlink to access the book 1 2 3
  4. 4. 1. The page opens the database eBook Collection in EbscoHost (platform) 2. View the book online 3. Export the reference information to your citation manager 4. Click to view a chapter (One can read sections of the book without signing in) 1 2 3 4
  5. 5. 1. To download the book & view it on your PC a) Sign into your EbscoHost account (TIP: use your UCT credentials) b) The ‘take out’ system works like a printed book so select a loan period c) If the book is out, place a hold on it 31
  6. 6. For more info on using UCT Library resources – look at the following LibGuides: • Archaeology • Environmental & Geographical Science • Oceanography – contact me: Linda.Kelly@uct.ac.za – call the UCT Libraries Info Desk: +27 21 650 3703/4

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