This video tutorial will demonstrate how to find and read eBooks through the library catalog.
To search for eBooks, begin at the library's homepage. To conduct a quick search, select the eBooks tab.
Let's search for eBooks by Jane Austen. Select author from the drop-down menu and type Jane Austen in the search box. You can also change this drop-down menu for other search types including Keyword, Title, and Subject Heading.
You can also search for eBooks in the library catalog by selecting the eBooks tab.
The number of results for this search is shown under the search box. All of the results are eBooks, and have the eBook icon.
From the results page you can access the eBook by selecting Click here to access this eBook, or you can select the title to learn more information about this item. For this example, click the title Northanger Abbey.
The full record contains more details about this eBook. To access the eBook, select the Click here to view this eBook link at the top of the record.
To log in, your username is your SF ID number @sfcollege.edu. On the next screen, enter your college password.
For example, if your student ID number is 1234-5678, your Borrower ID would be 12345678 and your PIN would be 5678. If you are unable to log in, please contact the Library for assistance.
Once you log in, a new window will open with the eBook's details. You can read the eBook online by selecting Read Online on the left or by selecting a link in the Table of Contents in the center of the page.
To navigate through the eBook, you can use the arrows in the top right corner or simply scroll through the book. You can also enter a specific page number where the page is displayed, or click on a link in the Table of Contents to jump to a specific page or section.
To search within the eBook, enter your search terms into the search box above the Table of Contents.
You will find many other useful tools on the top toolbar, including the options to add notes and get citations. You can hover over each tool with your cursor to identify the tools available.
This concludes the video tutorial on finding and reading eBooks. If you still have questions, please contact a librarian.
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