ebrary Academic Complete is an online book collection that spans all academic subject areas. It includes more than 40,000 full-text books, reports and other authoritative content from leading publishers.
Access Online Databases.
1. Go to Sullivan Family Library’s home page at http://www.chaminade.edu/library
2. Click on Search For, then Databases by Title (gray box)
3. Click on ebrary Academic Complete (under Books and Ebooks)
For off campus access, login with your Chaminade ID and password.
You can search ebrary by conducting a simple search, an advanced search or by browsing.
Search -- Simple
1. Enter a word or phrase and click the Search ebrary button.
2. ebrary searches the full text, title and subject areas of documents based on key words and phrases.
Search -- Advanced
Search by a number of different parameters, including text, subject, title, author, publisher, etc., with multiple keywords or phrases.
1. Click on Search ebrary.
2. Use Boolean operators, proximity searching or phrase searching. (See Search Techniques below).
|USE||To Search for||Example|
North Korea AND missiles
to find North Korea and missiles in every record
|OR||Any of the words||
Senate OR House
to find Senate or House (or both) in every
|NOT||One word but not another||
bird NOT flu
to find bird but not flu
|W#||Words within x words of each other in order entered||
domestic W3 violence
to find domestic within 3 words of violence
|" "||Phrases||"no child left behind"|
Search – Browsing
1. From the Info page, click on All Subjects.
2. Select a subject to browse titles.
1. Results are shown in Book Rank.
Another option is Chapter Rank (Top 20 chapters relevant to your search).
2. The Recent tab shows the history of all searches for the current session.
3. Sort results by:
4. Focus your search by selecting an additional subject below.
1. Click on a title to view document, one page at a time.
2. Search terms are highlighted.
3. Use the navigation toolbar to go to the previous or next page.
4. You can also Search Document or go directly to a chapter.
5. Download the ebrary Reader for more ebrary features.
6. From InfoTools, select Preferences to choose a citation style (MLA, APA, ACW or ebrary).
InfoTools allows you to:
|Define||Get a dictionary definition of the currently selected word.|
|Explain||Get an encyclopedia explanation of the currently selected text|
|Locate||Locate the selected place name on a map.|
|Translate||Translate the selected text from one language to another.|
|Who||Look up an individual using contact, biographical, or bibliographical information.|
|Search Document||Search for text in the current document|
|Search All Documents||Search the ebrary website for all documents containing the selected text, author, subject, title, or publisher.|
|Search Web||Expand your search to other websites.|
Select a color for highlighting or highlight eraser.
|Add To Bookshelf||Add the document to your personal bookshelf for future reference.|
|Copy Text||Copy the selected text with a bibliographic citation, which you can paste into another application, such as an email or word processing program.|
|Copy Bookmark||Create a bookmark (a URL of the page), which you can paste into another application, such as an email or word processing program.|
|Print pages in the current document.|
|Toggle Automenu||Turn Automenu on or off. When Automenu is checked, the InfoTools menu displays each time you select text.|
|Preferences||Select options for Highlight Search Terms, Highlight Text Links, Highlight Graphic Links, and Citation Style|
|Help||Open the ebrary Reader help.|
|About ebrary Reader||Get version information about the ebrary Plug-in Reader.|
Create an Account
An ebrary account allows you to:
1. Click on Sign-in (upper right corner)
2. Click Create my user account
3. Complete the form and click Create New Account
With an ebrary account, you can store documents in a personal bookshelf.
1. Click Add to My Bookshelf when viewing a document.
2. Annotations (notes, hightlighting, bookmarks) made in a document will be added to your bookshelf.
3. Create and use folders to organize your documents.
1. Click on the printer icon.
2. Select current page or a range of pages to be printed and click OK.
3. Printed page(s) will include citation.
Copy and Paste
1. Select text.
2. From InfoTools, select Copy Text.
3. Open a Word document and paste.
4. Citation will be included with text.
Ebrary titles are protected by copyright laws and your access is allowed under fair use limitations:
Help (top right)
Reference Desk 739-4660
Updated February 2009