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**Getting Started with Library Research**

Learn how to use the GTU library, including finding books & articles & more.

Top Tips for E-Book Access

Tip #1 Use the Book and Full Text Online filters in Summon to narrow your search to e-books. 

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Tip #2: No matter what platform or database the ebook is hosted on, look for PDF or book section/chapter titles. These are usually the links you'll use to save or browse through the section you need. 

Tip #3: Most of our e-books work best when you read them in your browser or just download the sections you need. 

Downloading in EBSCO

Look for the PDF logo to start browsing through the e-book. 

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Check the restrictions (set by the book's publisher)

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If you need to download sections, look for the table of contents and the light blue download icon next to each chapter:

  • The GTU library recommends reading in your browser rather than trying to download the entire book. 

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If you have a Kindle or other mobile device, consult the device-maker's help page for more info on sending PDFs to your device. 

 

Project Muse

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The Project Muse e-books display as a long page, so make sure you scroll down until you see the PDF icons below each e-book section:

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You can also use the search bar to the right of the book's title to find relevant sections:

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JSTOR

JSTOR's e-book search results display in much the same way as the Project Muse results. JSTOR will always ask you to accept their terms/conditions before each download: 

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