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eBooks: Wheeler eBooks

A guide to accessing and using ebooks available at Monash University

eBook instructions

What does the Wheeler platform contain?

eBooks published by CCH and LexisNexis in the areas of law and business.

Once logged in, you’ll be able to browse the range of eBooks available using the search bar, browse books panel and search filters. Or, use Monash Search to look for specific titles.

 

Browser Reading

There is no need for additional software, there are many ways to customise how eBooks are displayed, and your eBooks are available even after you’ve disconnected from the internet.

To read an eBook you have selected through the browser reader, just follow these simple steps.

  1. Borrow your desired eBook in the usual way
  2. Click the ‘Read’ button
  3. Begin reading through your web browser
  4. Click on 'Settings' to adjust your view

The browser reader offers a growing variety of features for users, including:

  • Highlighting sections of text
  • Adding notes to sections of text
  • Dictionary to look up the definitions of words
  • Thesaurus to look up synonyms of words
  • Links to Google search results for selected words
  • Bookmarks

Search and Table of Contents

Click on Contents to use the ‘Search’ functionality and use the Table of Contents to navigate.

 

Borrowing eBooks

CCH eLending platform allows borrowers to borrow the eBook for up to 60 days, depending on the title selected.

 

Copying eBooks

Copyright applies to eBooks.

CCH permits the copying/printing of 10% of each eBook (standard fair use). For eBooks & journal articles the Copyright Act considers it 'fair' to copy/print a reasonable portion which is defined as 10% or one chapter if the work is a published edition of 10 pages or more; or 10% of the words if the work is in electronic form. This is automatically applied to the eBooks.

 

Printing eBooks

Once you have borrowed the eBook and are viewing it on the screen, select the chapter you would like to print. Then click on the print button within the browser, and select the pages to print:

 

Highlight/Annotate/Copy

To add a new highlight or Copy text, select a word (or sentence or paragraph) by holding and dragging your finger/cursor across the text. In the popup menu, select Highlight, then add notes or change the colour as desired. Press Save when complete. Any previous Highlights or Annotations can be reviewed by clicking on Bookmarks.

To Copy text follow the above procedure, click on Copy in the popup menu.


 

Check out your bookmarks/annotations at a later date by using the Bookmarks tab.

 

Referencing eBooks

eBooks must be referenced and cited correctly if you refer to them. 

Use the Referencing Style specified for your faculty.