Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Finding a Specific Chapter in an eReference Book

Do you find yourself avoiding electronic books--just because it feels like too much of a hassle? It's not as bad as you think. Once you get used to poking through an eReference book, you might even come to appreciate some of the features it has to offer.

This is the first installment in a series of posts on how to use eReference books more effectively.

Let's take a look at Gale's The Sixties in America Reference Library edited by Tom and Sarah Pendergast.

1. Go to the Databases A to Z page, located on the Cuyamaca College Library website under ‘More Sources’.

2. Click on: The Sixties in America Reference Library (Note: if you are trying to access this book from a remote location, you must use your Cuyamaca College username and password).

3. You can now go to a specific a chapter. To do this, click on ‘eTable of Contents.’

4. Then click on your chosen chapter.

5. The contents of the chapter should appear on the screen.

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