Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Using E-library ebooks on a handheld device

If you're wanting to read Epstein's Clinical Examination or Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine on a handheld device, you may find that the links from YorSearch take you to a rather empty looking screen and a warning telling you "to upgrade your Flash player to view the reader in flash mode":

This will happen if you're on a device that doesn't support the Flash player (e.g. Android, iOS). But you can still view the eBook on your device. Here's what you need to do:

From the empty screen, click the Bookshelf link in the top right-hand corner.

The Bookshelf page displays the ebooks we have on the E-library platform.

For the book you wish to read, click the ePUB icon (Read Online) next to Online Reading Options. The book should open in the ePUB reader which does not require the Flash plug-in.
You can get back to the Bookshelf from the ePUB reader by clicking .

Clicking the icon next to Download in the Bookshelf page should give you an option to download the book. This will require an app, which you will need to install on your device. The download will expire after one week.

If you're using a desktop machine without Flash, you can click on the Read Online icon that appears on the Bookshelf page to read the ebook in a Flash-free format.