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How to Use Ebsco eBooks: Navigating the eBook Viewer

Information on how to search, read records, download, and read books in the Ebsco eBook collection

Ebook Viewer and Tools

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.

In the top toolbar of the eBook Viewer, you can click the Back to ResultsNew Search, or Exit links to check in the eBook after you have finished viewing it.

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

  • Contents - Click to view the Table of Contents for the eBook title you are reading.

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

  • My Notes - Click to view your notes or to create a new note about the eBook or a page of the eBook and save it to your personal folder. (PDF format eBooks only) See Creating a Note on eBooks.

Included in the row of tools across the top of the Viewer, are tools that allow you to look up words in a dictionary and share eBook information.

  • Add to Folder - Click to add the eBook to your My EBSCOhost folder.

  • Save Pages - Click to save eBook pages. See Saving eBook Pages for Printing or Emailing.

  • E-mail Pages - Click to email eBook pages. See Saving eBook Pages for Printing or Emailing.

  • Cite - Click to copy citation information for the eBook.

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

  • Export - Click to export citation information to a bibliographic manager.

  • Permalink - Click to copy a persistent link to the eBook.

  • Share - Click to share the eBook information on one of several social networks.

  • Download - Click to download the eBook to your computer for offline reading or transferring to a portable device. See Downloading an eBook.

Using the eBook Viewer Toolbar

When viewing eBooks in PDF format, the following options are available on the toolbar at the bottom of the viewer.

  • 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.

  • 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.