eBrary is a collection of digital books that is made available through the Windward CC library. Computers on campus can access the collection directly. Off campus access is also available. Anyone with a valid UH Username can log in to eBrary through the library page (or by going to http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcc/home.action )
One feature of eBrary that is useful for faculty creating online resources is the ability to put a persistent link to a specific book (and page) anywhere you want. If you have a course website, you can link to particular chapters of books.
You can also have eBrary highlight particular words in the books.
Find the Book
Searching in eBrary is similar to any online searching. The simple search searches all elements of the book (including the text, table of contents, and metadata). If you do a phrase search for "University of Hawaii Press", for instance, you'll no only find all the books available that were published by UH Press, you would also find books that refer to the "university of Hawaii Press" in places like their bibliographies.
There is also an advanced search. Here, you could do a search in the publisher field for University of Hawaii Press and find only those books that were published by UH Press (there are 168 available as of March, 2010).
A training video is available from the eBrary site.
Finding the URL
Once you have found the book or page in eBrary that you want to link to, simply copy the URL from the address bar in your browser. It will look something like this:
The first part of the URL - http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcc/docDetail.action?docID=10097418 - points to the book.
The next section of the URL - &ppg=142 - points the browser to page 142 (the physical page, not necessarily the numeric page). This section is optional and can be deleted from the URL is you do not want to use it.
The next section of the URL - &p00=pacific%20navigation - is the command to highlight the words "pacific" and "navigation" wherever the occur on the page. This section is optional and can be deleted from the URL is you do not want to use it.
Once you have your URL, you can use it anywhere that you can use other URLs, such as including it on a web page or sending it to students via email. Note that anyone accessing the link from off campus will have to sign in, so it's good to warn them.