The "Education: General" guide provides general resources for doing education research. See other guides for researching special education, early childhood education, STEM education, etc. for more specific guidance.
ebrary is an internet platform housing thousands of e-books purchased by the UC libraries. ebrary's use is restricted to UC students, faculty and staff.
ACCESSING EBRARY BOOKS
On Campus: Go to ebrary or search the library catalog
Off campus: Log in to theproxy server first or be logged in to SSLVPN
VIEWING BOOKS ON EBRARY (Desktops)
EBRARY QUICKVIEW READER:
Is the default reader and can be used within your browser on any computer or mobile device.
EBRARY PLUG-IN READER:
The ebrary Plug-in Reader runs inside your web browser and is available on Windows and Mac OS. You download and install the Plug-in Reader as a browser plug-in. The Plug-in Reader performs essentially the same task
VIEWING BOOKS ON EBRARY (MOBILE DEVICES)
First, go to the ebrary main page, on the top right corner, click on "Sign In", click on "Create an Account" and create an account. Now, go to your APP store on your device, download the ebrary APP. Click on the "ebrary APP" sign in to ebrary then create an Adobe Digital account, sign in to Adobe Digital, and you should be able to access all the library's e-books on ebrary.
Due to copyright restrictions downloading full books is not allowed
You can print pages using the reader's "InfoTools" Button or print in the ebrary reader for better quality printing (Do not use the browser print button or menu item)
There is a limit to the number of pages you can print, the limit will be given once you click the print button. (Print limits are set by the document publisher)
You can select text and copy it to another application. The paste operation adds a bibliographic citation of the source material with a link to the page in the document where the information was obtained. (Maximum of one page of text can be copied at one time. Images cannot be copied)
To take advantage of ebrary's full functions you can create a free account as a UC user. Once you have an account you can add books to the bookshelf from the search results or from InfoTools. You can organize documents into folders and annotate or highlight while using a book and the annotation or highlights will be added to your bookshelf.
CITING OR SAVING INFORMATION WITH REFWORKS
ebrary is integrated with the EndNote and RefWorks products for collecting bibliographic information. You can save information for your current document or for all documents in a folder on your bookshelf. UC students can have accounts with RefWorks but they must enable RefWorks in ebrary by going to "settings".
For additional details on the features listed above, use the following help guide at ebrary.