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Stingray Library Catalog

CPTC eBooks

Electronic Books, or eBooks, are publications made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and readable on computers or other electronic devices such as cell phones or tablets. 

eBook Collections

Finding eBooks Using the Stingray Library Catalog

  1. Navigate to the Stingray Library Catalog from the Library Services homepage by click on the Stingray Library Catalog tab.

    Screenshot of CPTC Library Services webpage with a red arrow pointing towards the Stingray Library Catalog tab
  2. Once on the Stingray Library Catalog tab, click on "Go to the Stingray Library Catalog Home Page" or click on the Stingray Library Catalog logo.
    Screenshot of the Stingray Library Catalog page of the CPTC Library Services website with a red arrow pointing towards the "Go to the Stingray Library Catalog page" link
  3. Type your search terms into the search bar. Press enter or press the magnifying glass at the end of the search bar.
    image of library catalog homepage with "emergency nursing" typed into the search bar and a red arrow pointing to the search bar.
  4. Refine your results by using the limiters menu on the left hand side of the screen. Under Availability, click Full Text Online. Under Format, click Books. Then click Apply Filters.

    Screenshot of the limiters menu in the online library catalog with a red arrows pointed at the full text online option, book option, and the refine my results button.
  5. Full text online items will have a hyperlink that says, "Online Access". The title of the item will also be hyperlinked in blue. Click on the blue hyperlinked title. 

    Screenshot of online catalog search results with an arrow pointed towards the hyperlinked title of the result and a red square around the online access hyperlink.
  6. Under View Now, you will find links to the full text of the item. Click on one of the links.

    Screenshot of book record with a red arrow pointing to online access links.
  7. Once at the eBook record, you have the option to read the book online, download the book for 21 days, or download individual chapters of the book. There are also tools to cite the book, share a link to the book, and add the book to a virtual bookshelf. 

    eBook Central eBook record with red boxes around the reading options, save tools, and citation tools.