Wednesday, 16 October 2013
e-books via ebrary
As part of their ongoing strategy to build collections Aberystwyth University libraries have invested in a one-year subscription to ebrary, adding 84,000 titles to the previous e-book holdings. The ebrary collection includes not only electronic versions of books already on the shelf, but also a wide selection of items previously unavailable.
A friendly and intuitive interface allows you to easily search for an e-book and save it to your own bookshelf. Reading the e-book is simple; you can navigate effortlessly via the table of contents, or jump to a page number, and there is also keyword search function. An excellent annotation tool allows you to highlight, bookmark and make comments which can be easily referred back to via a handy Notes tab.
E-books can be accessed directly from Primo whenever the Online access option appears, so rather than going straight to the shelf, why not sign into Primo and try the e-version? Click View Online and Open source in new window (or Link to e-book if displayed). You can print or download up to 60 pages of a title, guidance on how to access and print these e-books can be found at http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/1161/. Alternatively you can also access e-books from the platform directly at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/aber/home.action or via the Databases A-Z menu in Primo.