Reading online is the simplest method of accessing ebooks on eBook Central and is the recommended option for reading ebooks on the eBook Central platform
If you chose to read online, you can
- make notes and share your notes with other users
- search within the full text of the book
- usually copy between 5-10% of the book
- usually print between 5-20% of the book
Note: some publishers are not as generous as others, and may restrict online reading sessions, printing or copying. The ebook detail page will let you know how much of the book you can print or copy
On a book detail page, click the Read Online link in the left-hand column or the link near the top of the middle column to read online. You can read individual chapters online too - links to those are in the table of contents in the middle column
This is what you see when you click the ebook Read Online link:
if you simply want to read the book, on a laptop or PC, press the page down button, click the down arrow cursor on the bottom right-hand side of the page or use the mouse scroll button to go through the pages. On a device, simply scroll up or down to move between pages
You can read a book without having to use the other buttons and links, but here follows a description of what everything does.
On a laptop/desktop computer, there are two columns
The first column has four buttons on the very left of the page. Each button changes what is displayed in the column
Book details including how much of the book that you can print and copy
The table of contents of the books with links to each section and chapter
Displays any bookmarks, highlights or notes that you have made
Search within the book
Next to these buttons is the content controlled by the buttons shown above. The default setting is book details.
The second column is the book itself.
There is also a menu bar on the top of the page. ProQuest call this the productivity toolbar.
Again, you don't need to use any of these, but if you want to know what they do, then:
Download the full book.
Add a note
Download the current chapter (Select Harvard as the Citation Style when prompted).
Zoom out (make the page smaller)
Zoom in (make the page bigger)
Add to bookshelf
Other Zoom Options (fit to width of column or fit the page to entirely fit in the document column)
Save link to book
Go to specified page
Go to previous page
Go to next page