General Searching in the Ohio Digital Library
The following instructions explain how to browse and search for library ebooks using the Ohio Digital Library website [www.ohioebooks.org]. For more advanced searching tips see the Advanced Searching in the Ohio Digital Library handout on the Stark County District Library website.
Browse by Genre
One way to browse materials on the Ohio Digital Library website is by genre. Browse Mystery, Suspense, Science Fiction and more by locating the blue banner across the top of the Ohio Digital Library's homepage. Note: the display of this banner varies by device. If you have accessed the Ohio Digital Library website using a tablet and do not see this banner try turning the device horizontally for a more wide-screen viewing mode and the banner should appear.
Click on any of the links to view more titles in that genre (ex: click All Fiction to browse all the fiction eBooks or Audio Fiction; click on Biography to view all the biographies or Music, etc.) To view more subjects or genres click on View more... at that bottom of each subject heading (ex: click on View More... at the bottom of the eBook Fiction heading to view more fiction genres - like Mystery & Suspense, Western, etc.)
Once you make a selection you will be able to browse all of the titles in the Ohio Digital Library catalog in that genre. Twenty results are displayed per page. Browse the pages by clicking either a page number or the right or left arrow at the top.
The Search Box
If you are searching for a particular title or author it might be easier to use the search box which can be found at the top right of any page on the Ohio Digital Library website. The display of the search box varies by device. Tablet users will need to tap the magnifying glass to open the search box; computer users should look for a magnifying glass next to a box that says Search... inside it.
Click or tap in the search box and enter any general terms or phrases you are looking for including Title, Author, Keywords, Subject, or ISBN; then click or tap the magnifying glass to view search results.
Limit Search Results
Whether you use the search box or browse for materials by genre you will eventually come to numerous pages of results to browse. There are a few basic ways to limit results to help find the right title.
If you are looking to download an ebook right now click on the Show me only titles with copies available button. This button filters out the ebooks currently checked out and only displays those available right now for checkout.
There are multiple options to Sort results. Example: Sort By: Most Popular displays the most popular titles first.
Filter results by Format, Subject, Language, etc. For example: to filter results to only EPUB eBooks or MP3 Audio (the format compatible with Nooks and Overdrive devices) click on Format then EPUB eBooks.
Search within results - this feature allows you to search within your results. For example, in the previous step you performed a general search for James Patterson. This search yields hundreds of results. You can search within those hundreds of results for a specific keyword or title.
Tap on an item's cover to begin the checkout and download process. For complete instructions on this process see the handout Download Digital Materials to a Nook handout on the Stark County District Library website. Still have questions? Please feel free to ask a staff member, call (330) 458-3150 or (330) 458-3160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance.
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