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BIO1004S - Biological Diversity - Library Guide: Access your course readings

BIO1004S course readings

Living shores : interacting with southern Africa's marine ecosystems
Two oceans : a guide to the marine life of Southern Africa

eBook readers

Accessing your course reading

 

     Access from EBook Central  |  Access through Primo  |  Reading options  |  Support 


eBook version of Biology: a global approach (also known as Campbell Biology) 10th edition is now available on the Ebook Central platform and it is no longer in DawsonEra.

Five users can access and download eBook at a given time. Downloading is the same as borrowing a book for offline use.

Please follow the steps below to open and use the textbook on Ebook Central:

 

Access from EBook Central

Step 1. Open UCT Libraries website (www.lib.uct.ac.za)

Step 2. Select Databases A-Z option from ‘Search & Find’ menu

 

UCT Libraries homepage with expanded Search & Find menu and arrow indicating Databases A-Z

 

Step 3. From the databases list, navigate to ‘E’ and open Ebook Central. If prompted to sign in to Single-Sign-On, use your UCT network credentials.

Step 4. Search for the textbook, Biology: a global approach, in the provided search box. You may put the title in double quotation mark to force exact phrase search.

EBook Central home page with search box ready to execute search of "Biology: a global approch"

Step 5. From the retrieved results, open the textbook by clicking on the title

Step 6. Now you have two options to read the book: Read Online or Download Book.

EBook Central record of an eBook with two arrows indicating reading options, Read Online button and Download Book button

 

Access through Primo

Step 1. Open UCT Libraries website (www.lib.uct.ac.za)

Step 2. In the provided search box, search for "Biology: a global approach". You may put the title in double quotation mark to force exact phrase search.

 

UCT Libraries home page with the default search box populated with "Biology: a global approach"

 

Step 3. From the retrieved results, select 'Biology: a global approach' title with 'Multiple Versions' information

 

Primo search result with the second record indicating to have two versions

 

Step 4. Click on the 2015 title that have 'Available Online' green tag

 

Exponded Biology: a global approach versions primo record. the record with eBook have 'Available Online' green tag

 

Step 5. Scroll down to the 'View Online' section and click on 'EBook Central' link from the white bar

 

Primo record of eBook with an arrow indicating to the EBook Central link of the title

 

Step 6. You will be prompted to sign-in, please use your UCT network credentials to log in. Note that if you have signed in previously in the same browser, it will automatically recognise the credentials and continues to the next step.

Step 7. Once signed in EBook Central record of 'Biology: a global approach' will open with two reading options.

EBook Central record of an eBook with two arrows indicating reading options, Read Online button and Download Book button

 

Read

Read Online option: this option allows you to read the book in the Ebook Central reader platform live on the browser. The platform allows you to annotate, bookmark, highlight, copy … using available interactive tools as indicated in the snapshot below. Make sure you are active on the page once you start reading online.

 

Download Book option: Download option allows you to have the book for 24hrs offline use. In order to download, you will need to have eBook readers (specifically Digital Rights Management [DRM] enabled reader). By default, Ebook Central will prompt you to install Adobe Digital Edition. To download, click the blue ‘Download Book’ button. If you are already in the Online reading interface, you can download the book using the downloading facility on the page. Please see the screenshot below.

 

Support

For further assistance please contact Awot at awot.gebregziabher@uct.ac.za or schedule appointment here.

 

eBook version of Living Shores is accessible from Snapplify eBook platform.

To access and be able to read the eBook from Snapplify platform make sure you have signed in to the platform using your UCT user credentials. For step by step guide to create an account and use the platform, please check the Using Snapplify tab in this box.

Find Living Shores

Option 1: Via Primo search

  • Open UCT Libraries website (www.lib.uct.ac.za)
  • At the UCT Libraries homepage use the default search box to search for "Living shores"
  • From the left hand side filter options, expand 'Resource Type' filter and select 'Book

 

 

eBook version of Living Shores is accessible from Snapplify eBook platform.

To access and be able to read the eBook from Snapplify platform make sure you have signed in to the platform using your UCT user credentials. For step by step guide to create an account and use the platform, please check the Using Snapplify tab in this box.

Find Living Shore

 

Create Snapplify Account   |   

Snapplify is local e-textbook platform that serves the education sector here in South Africa and worldwide. We are currently purchasing relevant and available eBooks from the platform.

Purchase of an eBook provide a two-year access from the time of purchasing. The platform allows one user simeltaneous access for 24 hour borrowing for a single item.

Before accessing the eBook, you would need to create a Snapplify account using your UCT credentials. To create an account and be able to use the platform, follow the steps below.

 

Create Snapplify account

 

Step 1. Open the UCT instance of Snapplify (https://uct.snapplify.com/) website

Step 2. From the top right corner of the page, click on the 'Sign in' link

 

UCT's instance of Snapplify page screenshot with arrow indicating sign in link at the top right corner

 

Step 3. Here you have two options to log in, either using Google Account or Microsoft Account. Since the platform is linked to UCT's authentication, use your UCT email and network password to log in. This enables you to be recognized as part of UCT and access purchased eBooks on the platform.

 

Log in page with loging in options

 

Loging in using Google option

  • Click on 'Sign in with Google' button
  • Google will prompt you to enter an email address or select an email. In both cases enter or select your UCT email address as indicated in the screenshot below

 

Choose account option page of Google, inviting you to select or enter an account 

 

  • You will be prompted to sign in through UCT's Single-Sign-On. Use your UCT credentials to login. Note that if you have signed in previously on the active browser, it will automatically steps to the next stage.

 

Screenshote of Snapplify page with welcoming pop-up box and 'Let's go' button to continue

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