Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2022     Views: 1916


Once you've found a book you would like to read,  click the "Available Online" link to access the full text.

Full text link in Primo search results

Or, click the book's cover or title to see its full record.  Then, look for the View Online section.  You will see a link to one or more databases that include the book's full text.  Click the link to open the ebook in a new window.

Full text links in a book record


When you click an ebook's full text link, you will be taken to the book's full text on the vendor's website.  Typically, you'll see the book's cover or title page first. 

To start reading, look for:

  • Navigation links, such as arrow icons or "next page" buttons. Use these to turn one page at a time.
  • Table of contents, listing each chapter.  These are usually linked, so you can go directly to the chapter that interests you most.  
  • A search box, which you can use to find a keyword within the book, and jump to each page that mentions it.

The location of these navigation tools will vary from vendor to vendor, as will annotate/highlight, search, print, download and bookshelf options.

Below, see examples from two of our most popular vendors. Find more ebook vendor tutorials here.

Ebook Central ebook example.  Read more about Ebook Central ebooks here.  Click image to view larger.           EBSCO ebook example.  Read more about EBSCO ebooks here.  Click image to view larger.

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