Summon goes all responsive!

responsive+designWe’re excited to announce Summon has now been optimised for mobile devices.

We hope this will create a seamless experience whether you’re using a desktop, tablet or mobile device.

How does it look?

Functionality remains exactly the same although the appearance will look slightly different depending on the device you’re using.

iPad

Click the menu icon on the right-hand-side of the screen for additional links:

IPad MenuTo find out more information about an item click the ‘arrow icon’

ResultAdditional information will appear on the right-hand side of the screen:

Result2On a mobile phone:

You will find additional options under the filter and menu buttons:

Windows phoneFind out more at: http://www.proquest.com/blog/2014/The-Summon-Service-Goes-Responsive.html

If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions please let us know: library@ucs.ac.uk

Using Google Scholar to find UCS Library resources

We like Google Scholar and we’re sure many of you find it to be an incredibly useful way to quickly and easily search for scholarly literature and while we may like you to start every search from the Library website we also want to try and help you make the best use of this and other free resources.

So this is our quick guide to how you can use Google Scholar to find UCS Library resources.

Setting up Google Scholar

When you’re on-campus at UCS Google automatically recognises that you’re from UCS and where an article matches our holdings a ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library link will be displayed next to the search results. However if you’re working off-campus you will need to tell Google Scholar that you want to include links from our Library.

Here’s how:

1. Go to: http://scholar.google.com

2. Click the ‘Settings‘ link at the top of the screen:

Google Scholar3. Click ‘Library links’ on the left-hand side of the screen. If you use RefWorks you can also set-up the import feature in Google Scholar from this screen.

Settings4. Type ‘University Campus Suffolk‘ into the search box and hit enter or click the magnifying glass:

Library links5. Tick ‘Full Text @ UCS Library’ and save the settings.Library links2 6. Now you should see ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library‘ next to any resources that are available through our subscriptions.

Full Text ResultHowever this isn’t always 100% accurate so we would always advise that you also try searching for an article via Summon or the journal title via the A-Z of journals page if you’re unable to access from Google Scholar.

One final tip

Sometimes the ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library‘ won’t appear but we may still have access. Click the ‘More‘ link under the abstract and you may see an additional option to ‘Check UCS Library’. This will run an additional search to try and find a match in our holdings:

Check UCS LibraryThis may take you directly to the article or to a results screen which will advise whether the content is available. The ‘Article’ link will take you directly to the full text article while the ‘Journal‘ link will take you to the journal homepage allowing you to browse the complete contents.

360linkAny questions, comments or suggestions please let us know at: eresources@ucs.ac.uk

How to down­load your Ebrary ebook for the first time, in 18 easy steps

ebrary

Ebrary makes it really simple to download a chapter: just click the “Download” button but unfortunately downloading an entire ebook can be a little tricky particularly the first time.

In order to download an entire ebook you’ll need an ebrary account, Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions and an Adobe ID.

Here’s our step-by-step guide:

1. Once you’ve found your ebook, click the “Down­load Button.” 

Sign in2. In order to down­load a book, you have to cre­ate an Ebrary account – click the sign in at the top right-hand side of the page. This may automatically sign you in but if not click “Create an Account”

3. Once you cre­ate the account, you have to sign in, of course. From now on, you’ll be prompted to sign in when you want to download.

4. You’re not quite done. Get­ting the par­tial ebook on PDF is easy, but to get the entire book you have to down­load Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions.

5. At the Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions site, find the download link

Download ad0be

6. When the file download box pops up click “Run”

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7. After you click “Run” you get another screen, where you have to click “Run” again.

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8. Click to accept the licence terms and then click “Next”

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9. Then click “Install”

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10. One more click and we’re done!

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11. Well, almost you still have a lit­tle set­ting up to do. It turns out you can’t down­load the ebook with­out cre­at­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe. So it’s time to do that.

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12.  Fill in all that infor­ma­tion and click “Create.”

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13. Suc­cess! Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions is activated.

14. Only you don’t have any books yet. So go back to the Ebrary down­load page and click “OK.”

15. Now you’ll get a prompt to down­load the ebook. Click “Save.”

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16. Give it a proper filename – the title of the book is normally a good idea.

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17.  If Adobe Digital Editions does not open the file automatically, locate the ebook on your hard drive and double-click the file to open it in Adobe Digital Editions

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18. And now we have our book. Through Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, it can be moved to var­i­ous ebook read­ers and devices. Unfor­tu­nately, despite hav­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe at this point, it doesn’t sync across com­put­ers. So if you down­load a book onto one com­puter using Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, you won’t be able to log into Adobe from another com­puter and access the book.

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So, there you have it. How to down­load your Ebrary ebook for the first time, in 18 easy steps.