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A brief instructional guide to using and managing resources within ebrary Knowledge Base.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Searching ebrary

You can search ebrary by using the Simple Search bar in the upper left corner of the ebrary homepage.

Using the Advanced Search option will allow you to search using multiple paramenters, to focus your searching, and to search by title, author, text, ISBN, subject, and more.

Finally, you can browse ebooks by "Publishers" or "Subject Area" from the homepage.

For more help searching within ebrary view:

  • Searching
  • Searching all Documents
  • Searching for Chapters

All available through the ebrary help page.


Using ebrary Readers

ebrary Readers allow you to view and interact with documents and include the following functionality:

  • Navigate to your search terms
  • Search within a document for new terms
  • Add documents to your bookshelf
  • Print and copy pages
  • Highlight text
  • Create and edit notes
  • Use ebrary InfoTools

Types of ebrary Readers include the Quick-View Reader and the Unity Reader.

For more information on ebrary Readers and installation instructions view:

  • About the ebrary Readers
  • Installing the ebrary Plug-In Reader
  • Installing the ebrary Unity Reader
  • Using ebrary Readers

All available through the ebrary help page.


What is ebrary?

ebrary is a growing ebook collection that spans all academic subject areas and includes over 120,000 titles. Users can search for ebooks by title, author, ISBN, subject, etc. or browse by publisher or subject. By creating a personal account, users can manage a virtual bookshelf where they can store, highlight, and share ebooks or link other resources.


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Using a Personal Account

Using a Personal Account

With an ebrary account, you can take advantage of the following features:

  • Highlight and annotate documents
  • Save documents and annotations to your personal bookshelf
  • Create folders on the bookshelf to organize your research

To Sign in to Your Personal Account:

  1. Click the Sign-in button in the upper right corner of the homepage.
  2. You will be promted to sign in using your Mercyhurst login and password.
  3. You are now signed in and can use your Bookshelf. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the systems and teaching librarian.


Using the Bookshelf

If you have created an personal account with ebrary, you can store resources on your Bookshelf for later use. Only you will be able to view the Bookshelf and make adjustments or changes to your account. You can add documents or annotations, organize your resources using folders, email links to other ebrary users to share information, and search within your Bookshelf.

For more information view Using the Bookshelf including:

  • Adding Documents
  • Creating and Using Bookshelf
  • Emailing a Folder
  • Searching your Bookshelf

All available through the ebrary help page.

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Guides and Tutorials

  • Quick Guide
    A PDF document that will help you get started contucting searches, exploring documents, using InfoTools, and more.
  • ebrary Training Video
    A video explaining the basics of using ebrary as well as some more advanced features like Bookshelf and InfoTools.
  • InfoTools Tutorial
    A short video explaining how to use and customize InfoTools.


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