Q. How do I access and read an ebook?

Answer

If the book you have found in Jaspercat is an ebook, the call number will begin with EBOOK.

Right above the call number will be the link to access the book at one of the databases that we subscribe to, to wherever it is freely available on the internet or at Project Gutenburg.

If the link is Project Gutenburg, it will take you to the page on that site that will offer several options for the format that you want to download the book in. For books freely available online, it will vary by site but most will give you the option of browsing on their site or downloading the book as a pdf. 

For the link to EBSCO books there is an option at the bottom of the page to browse directly to a certain chapter and read that chapter online. You can download that chapter or the whole book but first you need to create a profile for yourself on the site. 

With Gale databases, the link will take you to a page with information on the book. There is usually a link to the table of contents at the top of the page, which will allow you to browse to a specific article or chapter in the book. To the right there is also a search option to let you search within the volume you've selected. There is also a download option for the whole book, or to the specific chapter that you have browsed to. 

Generally you'll probably just want to download the chapter that you're interested in so you don't take up too much space on your computer.

  • Last Updated Jun 21, 2017
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  • Answered By Laurin Paradise

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