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Ebook Central - Electronic Books : Ebook Central for You
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Use this guide to learn more about using Ebook Central. (ebrary is now Ebook Central.)
600+ titles on the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title list
100s more award-winning academic titles
The only e-book subscription collection awarded Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE
500+ contributing imprints
70+ university presses
100s more scholarly publishers
Ease of Access
available to BCTC users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer with internet access
books can be read easily online, Just click "Read Online" button to open book
book chapters can be downloaded easily as PDFs, and include citation for the book
BCTC users can set up a free Ebook Central account (request using BCTC email address) to enable some of the extra features, below:
full-length books can be downloaded for a short-term check out period using Adobe Digital Editions software
Books can shelved on a digital "Personal Bookshelf"
Personal Bookshelf books can be highlighted, bookmarked and annotated to suit your individualized needs
Ebook Central - as easy as 1-2-3
Need quick instructions on using Ebook Central right away? Follow the three steps in this guide to get started quickly:
After doing a search in Ebook Central, click on the title link of an Ebook Central e-book from your search results:
After clicking on the title link, you will see a screen similar to the one below. Click the "Read Online" button to open and read the book:
Once the e-book is open, you can use the arrow symbol to page through the book, or use any of the other options offered in the menu at the top of the page, such as chapter download. or print to PDF ( print a range of pages).
You can also search for words within the whole text of the book, by using the search box in the column to the left side of the e-book.
Short YouTube videos to learn more about features of Ebook Central
Once you have clicked on a book title in your search results, it will open in the reader. Explore various features of the reader, such as how to print a page range or chapter as a PDF. Highlighting/bookmarking, and other features are covered. Some features will require you to first set up a quick and easy user account (free to BCTC users).