Navigating the ACLS Humanities E-Book Interface

Open E-Books Database List page

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Welcome to this tutorial on how to navigate the ACLS Humanities E-Books interface. In this tutorial we are going to cover the following:
1. How to open an ebook in the database
2. How to download specific chapters of that ebook
3. How to download the entire ebook to your computer or an e-reader of your choice.

To access the ACLS Humanities E-Book database, scroll down to the link for ACLS Humanities E-Books, and click on the link.

If you are doing this tutorial from off campus, instead of seeing the database screen, you will see the Cal Poly single sign on screen and be prompted to sign in using your Bronco ID and password. Once you've done so, click to the next page of the tutorial using the right hand arrow below.

Click on the "Browse and Search" option on the link bar right below the title of the database

For the purpose of this tutorial any e-book will do, but if you want to search for an e-book on a specific topic, you can use the search box at the top of the page.

Now to access an ebook you have to choose one first. If you're curious about how to find E-books in OneSearch, you can find the library's tutorial on that topic here.

Click on an e-book to access its record page.

On the e-book's record page, if you scroll down, you will see the individual chapters of the book, which you can click on to access that specific chapter, to read online, or you can choose to download only that specific chapter to your computer or e-reader.

In the case of this database, only individual chapters are available for download, you cannot download the entire book at once.

If you click on one of the "download" buttons next to the individual chapters, you will immediately begin to download a PDF version of that chapter to your machine.


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