Since a recent update to the Dawsonera eBook website there have been issues around Security Certificates and general problems accessing and viewing eBooks.
When accessing an eBook through Summon or the Library Catalogue you may see one of the following security warnings. Despite what the warning message says the UCS Security Certificate is valid and you will need to move through these warnings in order to use the eBook.
In Internet Explorer:
Click the the warning message at the top of the browser and click ‘Display Blocked Content‘
In Google Chrome:
Click ‘Proceed to http://www.dawsonera.com.library.login.ucs.ac.uk (unsafe)‘
Problems viewing eBooks
Dawson eBooks can be viewed by clicking the ‘Read online‘ button which is shown under the book description.
Blank reading pane
The eBook should be displayed in the reading pane on the right hand side of the screen but if it’s blank there has been an error displaying the content.
In Internet Explorer you may see the following flashing error message at the top of the screen:
If you’re using a MAC, Google Chrome, Firefox or find that you’re still having issues with Explorer make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed.
PDFs opening in a separate window
If you find whilst reading a title online that each page opens up outside the browser, please open Adobe and go to Edit > Preferences > Internet and make sure the option ‘Display PDF browser’ is enabled.