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Key Features of ebrary


  • Available any time–online and offline on multiple devices including the iPad, iPhone, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader.
  • Personal bookshelves that automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research. Folders can be emailed and shared.
  • Notes and highlights.
  • Multiple options for searching and navigating.
  • Automatic citations when text is printed or copied and pasted into Word or any text applications. Citations include an automatic URL hyperlink back to the source.
  • Text-to-speech and other keyboard shortcuts to assist end-users with special accessibility needs.
  • Interface available in multiple language including English, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Simple Search Tips

The simple search feature in ebrary is designed for ease of use and convenience but offers powerful technology to access the variety of e-book content available from ebrary.

You may search by keyword, author or publisher, and you can use "double quotes" around the search terms to search for the exact phrase. Search words can be entered in any order.

Search Results and Table of Contents

Search results can be sorted by title, contributor, publisher or date.

Click the "Show Table of Contents" button. The rank shows how closely the chapter matches the search query. You may navigate directly to the occurrence of your search term or phrase within a chapter by clicking on the green magnifying glass icon, or you may simply navigate directly to the beginning of a chapter by clicking on the relevant chapter link.

To access a book title, you may click on the e-book jacket cover image or click on the title link contained in the search result record.

What is ebrary?

The Humboldt State University Library subscribes to ebrary to offer you authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. Conduct your research on the computer, or try our mobile apps for Android and for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!

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ebrary Training Videos

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