Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Updated Library help resources for using e-books

In light of recent changes to the Dawsonera website, we have updated our e-books guide and video:

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's Spring ... new look for Dawsonera e-books. Click here to read more

Have you noticed that some of our e-books look a bit different?

That's because one of our e-book suppliers (Dawsonera) has changed the way their website looks, so things look a bit different.  

Here are a few hints to help you use a Dawsonera e-book effectively once you've accessed it via (for example) the Keele Library Catalogue:

Read online icon for Dawsonera e-books

Click this icon to read a book online (the button was previously labelled "Read Online").

Alternatively ...

Table of Contents heading for Dawsonera books
You can scroll down the page once you've accessed the e-book, looking out for the image shown left;  choose a section from the contents list displayed beneath.  If you click any of the headings you should next see the corresponding text on the screen.

Handy Hints:

  • If you see this button (see right), click it to view sections within chapters: Plus sign in Table of Contents list denotes a section within a chapter;
  • Once you are viewing an e-book on-screen, click the blue arrow (example shown below) to view sections within chapters:
  • Clicking blue arrow pointing to right displays sections when viewing the e-book

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Keele Library widget

Have you ever come across a book on another website and wondered whether Keele has a copy? Up until now, you had to make a note of the title and retype it into the catalogue. Now you don't - we have a browser widget to do it for you. 

Simply click on a link in the Bookmarks bar in your browser and the widget goes away and checks for you, bringing up a link to the library copy - it doesn't even have to be exactly the same edition.

Developed in collaboration with our colleagues at LibraryThing, there are versions of the widget for most browsers. You can read more about it and download the widget to your PC here. Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Want To Learn About Refworks?

Are you interested in Refworks but couldn't attend our previous training sessions?

For those who missed out, the Library is offering two more introductory sessions this academic year:


Monday 22 April 12.00-1.30pm
Monday 20 May 12.00-1.30pm

To book a place on the session please EMAIL:


Please provide your full name, along with your school/course details.

Places are limited to 20 per session, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scott McGowan