The access to above 40,000 e-books provided by Higher Education Commission is available to institutions registered with HEC Digital Library only. The access is enabled through IP authentication so there is no username and password for access. There are three different platforms for e-books Ebrary, Oxford University Press, and Taylor & Francis. To Access e-books from Ebrary:
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Select your institution from http://www.digitallibrary.edu.pk/ebraryURLs.html Visit the corresponding link for your institution. To begin using Ebrary, you must first install the Ebrary Reader. Click Online Training link on the top right corner and then click on the Get Ebrary Reader button on the bottom left part of the page. On your institutions main page for Ebrary type your search topic in the search for area. Browse – Click the Browse button to view the collection by subject. The subjects are listed per LOC (Library of Congress) classifications. If you wish to be more specific with your subject choice, click on the plus sign to the left of the subject. A heading tree will then appear and additional subject headings will be shown. Search — Enter a Search Term for example: International Monitory Policy and then click the Search button. Select a book from your search results and click on the cover, title or View link. You will be taken to the first page on which your search term appears. Navigate — Click the Next Search (arrow with question mark) button to find the next page in the book of your searched keyword, or flip all the pages using the arrow buttons. InfoTools — Use the InfoTools menu to link to additional resources in the Dynamic Content Platform (DCP), your library and on the Web. InfoTools can be activated from the ebrary Reader Toolbar, or by selecting text and right clicking. If you turn on the Toggle Automenu, the InfoTools menu will come up every time you select text. Bookshelf — It automatically saves links to Highlights, Bookmarks and Notes as you conduct your research. In the InfoTools menu click Add to Bookshelf to store on your Personal Bookshelf for future reference. Copying & Printing – Sequential download of the ebooks is prohibited and only page by page copying is possible. You may download up to 40 pages per session.
To access e-books from Oxford University Press:
Visit http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/index.html Searching — There are two types of searching that you can conduct in Oxford University Press e-Books:
o Quick Search: Just type a word and go. By default, the Quick Search searches all parts of the texts except the full text (i.e. it searches titles, authors, keywords and abstracts at both book and chapter levels). So a Quick Search will find your search terms in titles, book abstracts, chapter abstracts and keywords.
o Advanced Search: Gives you more options to construct complex queries, and
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ways to refine your search. Advanced Search searches by: Title, Author, Keywords, Abstracts, Full Text, ISBN, Year of Publication, Subject, Sort (By: title, author or publication date). Browse – On the top navigation bar you will find three options to browse. You can Browse By: Title, Subject and Author. Viewing the Book — You can view the book either by clicking on the Book Title or by clicking on the Full Text option. There is no software required to view the book, you will be able to view it in HTML format. Printing — To print any page, simply use the Print Printer Friendly link in the left-hand navigational area: A preview window will appear with the correctly formatted pages, minus the site navigation components. This may not always produce a perfectly-formatted reproduction of what you see on screen but will allow more content to be printed.
To access e-books from Taylor & Francis:
Visit http://peri.etailer.dpsl.net Searching — There are two types of searching that you can conduct in Taylor & Francis e-Books. On the top menu you will find two options for searching.
o Search: You can use the Search Textbox to search by: Title, Master eISBN, Author, Keyword, Series and Pub Date.
Title: This option searches for the word or phrase you’ve entered within the Title field of a book.
Master eISBN: Every eBook has an ISBN, just like every print book has an ISBN. If you know this ISBN (Taylor & Francis Master eBook ISBNs always begin with 0203), type it here and click Go.
Author: This option will find a single word in an author’s name, either first name or surname, or you can search for both names together in the format First Name Surname. e.g. Alex McGlaughlin, Linda Hargreaves
Keyword: This searches for keywords in the bibliographic information. Commonly used words like 'the' and 'which' are excluded. Searching for two words e.g. "physical" and "education" will bring up all results where either the words "physical" or "education" is set.
Series: This searches for a single word within the series line of the bibliographic information for each book e.g. searching for the word 'Successful' brings up all titles in the Successful Teaching series of books.
Pub Date: Searches for the publication date of the original print edition of the book. Searching for “2001” will list all books published in 2001.
o Full Content Search: Gives you more options to construct complex queries, and ways to refine your search. Advanced Search searches by: Title, Author, Keywords, Abstracts, Full Text, ISBN, Year of Publication, Subject, Sort (By: title, author or publication date).
Browse – On the top left navigation bar click the eBook button to browse. You will be able to view the ebooks with the following details: Book Title Page, Editor, Master eBook ISBN, No. of Pages, Originally Published, Status and a description of eBook.
Viewing the Book — You can view the ebook either by clicking on the Book Title or by clicking on more link. DX Reader is the software which is required to view the T&F e-book. It will be automatically installed on your system when you will view the Book. Click on the Open & Read Button to view the whole book. When the book will open in DX Reader you will find different options on the top menu to navigate like: eCopy, select Highlight Color, Annotation Manager, Bookmark Manager, Research Book Manager and Preferences. You can also jump to your desired page number by the go to page number option available on the top menu. On the left navigation bar you can view Full Table of Contents. You can jump to your desired chapter by just clicking its title. You can also search within the book by writing your search text in the Quick Search box which is on the top left bar.
Printing — To print simply use ePrint button which you can see on the top menu bar. There are three options available: Add Page to Print Queue, Add Chapter to Print Queue and View Print Queue.