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EBSCO eBooks Help

How Do I Read the eBook?

eBook Viewer

eBooks can be read online in the eBook Viewer by clicking the eBook Full Text link on the Result List or Detailed Record.

Note: If you are using a Mac with an older version of Safari, you will need to install a PDF Browser plug-in in order to use the eBook Viewer. Click to download the Schubert|it plug-in.

This is what the page will look like when you have clicked on eBook Full Text:

eBook Viewer Tool

Included in the Tools column on the right, are tools that allow you to search within the text of the eBook and save a note on the eBook in your My EBSCOhost folder.

  • Search Within eBook - Click the magnifying glass icon to search for terms within the eBook.

  • Create a Note icon - Click the note icon to create a note about the eBook or a page of the eBook and save it to your personal folder.

  • Dictionary Icon - Click the dictionary icon to search for definitions of words in the eBook you are reading.

Using the eBook Viewer Toolbar:

Viewer Toolbar

  • Fit Page to Viewport: Click the icon to fit the entire page into the viewport.

  • Fit Page Width: Click the icon to fit the page by width in the viewing area.

  • Fit Page: Click the icon to view the entire page in the viewing area.

  • Zoom Out: Click the icon to zoom out on the page.

  • Zoom In: Click the icon to zoom in on the page.

Viewer Toolbar

  • Location Slider: Drag the location slider right or left to go to a specific page of the eBook. The left and right arrows on either side of the slider bar take you to the beginning or end of the eBook. The page number updates in the Page Navigation box as you drag the location slider.

  • Page Navigation: Use the page navigation arrows to move up or down one page at a time or enter a page number in the field provided and click Go.

How Do I Search within the Text of an ebook?

1. While looking at the full text of the book, click on the “Search Within” icon, the top icon on the right-hand side tool bar.
2. At the top of the book page you will now see a box titled “Search this eBook.” Type in your search terms and press Search.
3. You will see a list of the places the term appears, plus a snippet of the text surrounding the word. Click on the snippet you wish to see.

How Do I Take Notes in an eBook?

The Notetaking feature assists with your research by allowing you to take notes on eBooks and save them to your My EBSCOhost folder for later viewing.

To use the Notetaking feature in EBSCOhost:

  1. From page of the eBook on which you would like to leave a note, click the Notes icon in the toolbar.

  2. Click the + New Note button that appears in the Notes area. If there are existing notes, they appear in a list in the Notes area.

    Creating Notes

    Note: Click the Sign In link to save your note to your personal My EBSCOhost folder account.

    3. Enter your note text in the field provided and click the Save button. You can adjust how the text appears in your note using the Bold, Italics, and Underline buttons above the text field.

    Creating Notes

    4. Your saved note appears in the Notes list.

    Creating Notes

    5. Click the Note title to edit the text.

    6. Hover your pointer over the note to either Delete or view the page number of the note.

    7. Click the Close Notes Icon in the upper-left corner to close the Notes area.