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Discovery Services: Ebook Central

Tips and FAQs about the best ways to find and use online library materials

Linking to E-books

To permalink to an entire e-book:

  1. Connect to the main page of the e-book, and click on "Share link to book" located on the left side of the screen.
  2. A box will open with a URL you can copy that will link back to the book.

Screenshot of a book record in Ebook Central showing a sidebar menu with options to "Read Online," "Download Book," "Add to Bookshelf," "Share Link to Book," and "Cite Book," with a box indicating to select "Share Link to Book" in order to find the permalink.

Figure 1. Screenshot of a book record in Ebook Central showing a sidebar menu with options to "Read Online," "Download Book," "Add to Bookshelf," "Share Link to Book," and "Cite Book," with a box indicating to select "Share Link to Book" in order to find the permalink.

 

A screenshot of the same record in Ebook Central with a popup window over the record that has an arrow pointing to a "Copy Link" option, with a tip below that says "this link brings you back to the current page of this book" and buttons for "Close," and "Done."

Figure 2. A screenshot of the same record in Ebook Central with a popup window over the record that has an arrow pointing to a "Copy Link" option, with a tip below that says "this link brings you back to the current page of this book" and buttons for "Close," and "Done."

Linking to Specific Page or Chapter

To link to a specific chapter:

  1. Click on "Read Online" to navigate to the e-book.
  2. On the left side, locate and click on the chapter you want to link to.
  3. Click on the "Share Link" button in the toolbar above (looks like paperclip).
  4. A box will open with a URL you can copy that will link back to that page, the beginning of the chapter.

Screenshot of the same Ebook Central record with the book opened to chapter 5. Chapter 5 is also selected in the sidebar menu, and the "link" icon is selected in the top menu.

Figure 3. Screenshot of the same Ebook Central title with the book opened to chapter 5. Chapter 5 is also selected in the sidebar menu, and the "link" icon is selected in the top menu.

 

To link to a specific page:

  1. Navigate to the specific page you want to link to by clicking on "Read Online" and typing in the page in the box on the top right.
  2. Click on the "Share link" icon on the top of the page. It looks like a paperclip.
  3. A box will open with a URL you can copy that will link back to that page.

Screenshot of a page in the Ebook Central book, with "Page 88 of 197" selected and the link icon selected in the top toolbar

Figure 4. Screenshot of a page in the Ebook Central title, with "Page 88 of 197" selected and the link icon selected in the top toolbar.

 

Screenshot of the same Ebook Central title, with a popup withdow that states "Share this book," with a copy link, and a tip that states "this link brings you back to the current page of this book."

Figure 5. Screenshot of the same Ebook Central title, with a popup withdow that states "Share this book," with a copy link, and a tip that states "this link brings you back to the current page of this book."

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