Two (almost always reliable) ways to figure out what page number to enter in the print and page-range-download dialog boxes:
- Option A: Open a book by clicking on its title or cover, go to a particular page. The page number to use for the page you are on is the number shown at the top-right, above the live TOC area, in the little box
- Option B: Go to a particular page in an ebrary book, choose Print under the InfoTools menu (or image-PDF after clicking the Download button).
The page number to use for the page you are on is the number filled in as the starting page number
- For many ebrary books, these page numbers will be the same as the page numbers seen on the book’s pages, for example:
- The pages prior to the first page of chapter 1 are typically numbered starting with i, ii, iii, iv, etc
- The first page of chapter 1 is typically numbered page 1
Option C: If a book is numbered in a particularly unusual way (such as multiple sections, each of which starts with a page 1), you may need to use the always-reliable “consecutive” page numbers, which you indicate with parentheses
- ebrary assigns “consecutive” page numbers by calling the first page (usually the cover) page 1, the next page 2, the next page 3, etc. No interpretation, just assignment.
- If you open a book by clicking on its title or cover and go to any page, the “consecutive” page number for that page is shown at the top-right, above the live TOC area, to the right of the little box, THE FIRST NUMBER IN PARENTHESES
- To use a “consecutive” page number in the print and page-range-download dialog boxes, you need to put the number in parentheses to indicate you’re using a consecutive page number. For example, (1) indicates the cover or whatever the book has as the very first page. (23) is the page you get to if you start on the very first page we have for the book and do 22 page turns.
- Note, “consecutive” page numbers are rarely the same as the page numbers seen on the book’s pages, and rarely the same as the number in the little box.
If a “chapter” consists of more pages than the max number of print/download pages allowed by the system, and you try to print/download the chapter, you will get an error.
If the book is in parts or sections (e.g., Part I, Part II), and then chapters within those parts, “by chapter” will only give you the option to print/download by part.
The workaround in either of these cases is to instead specify the starting and ending page numbers. To figure the page numbers to indicate:
- Open the book by clicking on its title or cover
- Go to the first page of the chapter that comes directly AFTER the chapter you want to print/download. Note the page number of that page. The page number for printing/downloading purposes is the number shown at the top-right, above the live TOC area, in the little box
- Go to the first page of the chapter you want to print/download. Use the InfoTools Print command, or click the Download button. The page number of the page you are on will be filled in. You’ll just need to fill in the ending page number, which is the page number of the next chapter – 1. If the page range for the chapter is more than the number of pages allowed by the system, you’ll need to reduce it.
If while viewing a book, you encounter a “preview” alert after turning several pages, there are a 3 possibilities:
1. If the alert starts with: “You are on a preview site…”
- Then you are on one of ebrary’s preview-only sites, such as:
- Anyone can access these preview-only sites, and they show the full range of titles offered by ebrary. However, you can only see a page of two of the actual content of books on these sites.
- If you had meant to instead be on your school or company ebrary site, double-check the URL and re-enter it. Sometimes if you try to use a link to a book your ebrary site doesn’t have, you’ll be bumped to a preview site.
2. If the alert starts with: “This is a preview of this title…”
- Then it’s a book that’s not available on your ebrary site
- You’re shown a preview-only copy only if it’s available through ebrary and you’re signed in to your personal ebrary account
- When you are viewing a book that’s not available on your ebrary site, “Preview Access” will show in the tool bar:
3. If the alert starts with: “You are currently in preview mode”
- Then it’s a single-user book that’s already in use by someone else
- If you click OK, you’ll be given options such as queuing for the book or perhaps you’ll be given full access to the title
ebrary includes a full citation with every copy, print, or download.
You can access an electronic version of the citation in the following ways.
I. Export the citation for an individual book,
II. Copy the citation for an individual book,
III. Export the citations for a set of books.
I. Export the citation for an individual book:
- From a search-results list:
- Click “EndNote & Citavi” or “RefWorks” button below metadata
II. Copy the citation for an individual book:
- From within QuickView:
- Under InfoTools, select Copy
- This will generate a citation as part of the copied text
- Select just the citation, use command-c to copy it
- Paste the citation in Word or other text program
III. Export the citations for a set of books:
- Put the books into a folder on your bookshelf
- Note: a book can reside in multiple folders on your bookshelf, so putting a book in a folder called “For Endnote”, for example, does not remove it from the other folder(s) you might have that book in.
- Open the folder in your bookshelf
- Click on the “EndNote & Citavi” or “RefWorks” button above the list of titles
Note, an EndNote export can be uploaded directly into EasyBib, NoodleBib, or Zotero:
Note, ebrary citations do not include a URL to the book on your particular ebrary site because people referring to your citation might not have access to your ebrary site. Instead, it is either http://www.ebrary.com, which is a URL to ebrary’s public “about ebrary” site, or it is simply “ProQuest ebrary”, depending on the citation style you’ve selected. Anyone checking the citation can then go to ebrary’s public “about ebrary” site and enter the book’s title in the search field. If that book is still available through ebrary when the citation is checked, the system will try to take them to a copy of the book. If that person’s computer has a cookie for an ebrary site, and the book is available on that site, they will be taken to the book on that site. If not, they will be taken to a copy of the book on ebrary’s public preview site.
ebrary is upgrading sites from QuickView to a new reader. Not sure which your ebrary site has? Take a quick look at the menu tabs across the top:
- If there is a QuickView tab, your ebrary site still uses QuickView
- No QuickView tab means your ebrary site has the new reader
Searching within a book in QuickView:
1. To the right of the text of the book, under the TOC tab, enter your search term(s) in the text field (the small rectangular box)
2. Click the “Search Document” button next to the text field
3. This will locate each occurrence of the search term(s) within the book
- If the “Highlight search terms” box is checked, it will highlight each instance
- A small magnifying-glass icon will appear in the TOC next to each chapter that contains the search term
- The “Rank” is an indication of how many times it is found in that chapter – the longer the bar, the more occurrences
4. You can click one of the magnifying glasses to go to the first occurrence of the search term(s) in that chapter
5. You can also use the magnifying-glass-arrow icons above the text of the book to skip to the next (or previous) occurrence of the search term