A guide on searching when using e-books for FE
The Ebook Central® platform has a range of search options. Simple Search allows users to search keywords e.g. e-book title, text, author name and subject. Users are able to navigate within full-text using hyperlinks. The hyperlinks support in-place sorting and filtering by table of contents, subject, relevancy, publication date, title, or contributor. All table of contents entries also act as clickable links. Users have the ability to land on the first page of a chapter, select chapter by relevancy ranking or click straight through to the search instances within the book.
The Ebook Central® platform has the ability to search within full-text, including within individual e-books, as well as metadata elements. Search options include: full text, title, subject, author/contributor, publication date, LC call#, ISBN, Dewey Decimal number, document language and document type. Boolean and proximity search are also supported. All metadata is fully searchable via the platform to ensure a high relevance of search results.
Searching on the ProQuest Ebook Central® platform
This video is from ProQuest, giving guidance on searching when researching on the open world wide web and in library catalogues.
A static overview of the interface is available here: https://proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral/search
Advanced search tips
- To search for a phrase then open the e-book and use the panel on the left to ‘Search within book’ and type your sentence in there with quotation marks around it.
- To search by editor you need to use the advanced search and put their name in the Author field.
- To search by date range you have to use the advanced search to deselect the years you need to exclude from the search.
- If you have a favourite search then select ‘Save this Search’ on the results page.