Answered By: Sonya Adams
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016     Views: 40

To use an ebook, first you need to find the title using iDiscover, remembering that you can refine the list of results to show only ebooks using the options in the ‘Refine my results’ list on the panel to the right of the results screen (you will need to choose the Resource Type:Books and Availability: Full Text Online).

Once you have found the title you want, click on the green "Online access" or "Full text available" link on the results screen or in the ebook record.

The link takes you through to the title on the publisher’s website or supplier platform. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Raven password. Some supplier platforms will also prompt you to login with Raven for on campus access.

The typical ebook has a table of contents that can help you to navigate your way through the book, or you can click through the pages yourself. Some suppliers may allow you to download the book, or a chapter to read offline, although usually the time you can do this for is limited; see this LibAnswers FAQ for more information.

Each supplier has a slightly different platform, and tips and instructions on the features of each can be found on the ebooks@cambridge website.