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How to Use Ebook Central

How to access and use the eBooks in COM Library's Ebook Central collection.

Ebook Central Bookshelf

Your bookshelf is where you can keep track of your downloads, loans and saved books, and lets you share them with others. Features include:

  1. Download & Loans
    Easy access to the books you’ve downloaded or have on loan, and a reminder of how many days are remaining.
  2. Recently Viewed
    Up to 18 titles that you’ve recently viewed are displayed here.
  3. Annotated Books
    Easy access to all of the books that you have bookmarked, highlighted or added notes to.
  4. Save to Bookshelf
    Organize your books into as many folders as you’d like. Your bookshelf comes with a Research folder and you can add more folders as you need them.
  5. Annotations
    Access your highlights, notes and bookmarks at the book level quickly and efficiently.
  6. Sort By
    Sort by Title, Contributor(s), Year Published, Publisher.
  7. Share Link to Folder
    Share a link to your folder with others at your institution. The link could be used to create online course reading lists or new title lists for patrons and faculty.
  8. Email Folder
    Email folder contents to other Ebook Central users.
  9. Export Folder
    Export folder contents in .csv format.
  10. Cite Folder
    Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver, or import into RefWorks/Flow or EndNote/Citavi. 
  11. Export Notes, Share Link to Book, Copy To, Remove
    Export your notes and bookmarks; share a link to the book; copy a book to another folder; or remove the book from your bookshelf.
  12. Cite Book
    Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver.
  13. Select, Copy or Remove Books
    Select books and copy them to a new or existing folder or remove books from bookshelf.

 

 

Navigating Ebook Central Bookshelf

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Ebook Central Bookshelf (2:28)