For current information, see the ebrary New Online Reader guide.
ebrary is a collection of nearly 40,000 ebooks in a wide range of subject areas. Access is available from all campus computers.
Quick View is Ebrary's default reader, which allows instant viewing of documents in your browser. To print, copy, or use other advanced features you should use the InfoTools menu from Quick View, or launch the Unity Reader.
The Unity Reader is compatible with Windows and Linux machines, and includes text-to-speech functionality. Printing from the Unity Reader will result in better print quality. Simply click the button to launch (see screenshot below). If you do not already have the Unity Reader software installed on your computer, you will be prompted to begin the installation process.
Click on the Print icon in the ebrary reader to print, or from Quick View, choose InfoTools, then choose Print . Do not use your browser's print command!
Note: Publishers' restrictions prevent any ebrary books from being printed in full. You will only be able to print a portion of the book per session, and only a limited number of pages can be printed at a time. Restrictions vary by publisher; if you exceed the publisher's limitations you will receive an error message.
You can select text and copy it to another application. The paste operation adds a bibliographic citation of the source material with a link to the page in the document where the information was obtained.To select text:
Note: A maximum of one page of text can be copied at once. Images cannot be copied by this method; see Saving.
Download a chapter or a page range as a PDF [Ebrary Knowledge Base]
Download an entire document as an e-book [Ebrary Knowledge Base]
You can click on the InfoTools menu or on the Highlight icon to highlight text (sign-in required). Creating an ebrary account is free, and allows you to create your own bookshelf and save your notes and highlighting.
To make notes on a page, choose the Notes tab on the left-hand menu of the Unity Reader (top left corner).
The InfoTools menu contains tools that assist you in your search. Most of these resources will load in your browser window; your ebrary Reader window remains open and active while you conduct your research. You can highlight a word, phrase or name within the ebrary document and choose Define (from Merriam-Webster), Explain (from Encyclopedia.com), Locate (from MapQuest or Cartographica), or Who (from Biography.com or Wikipedia).
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