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Guide to Gale eBooks

Viewing & Saving Documents

Gale eBooks features several options for saving, print, emailing, and linking to ebook pages.  Many options are in the toolbar at the top and generally are labeled in clear ways, but there are also additional options right above the document's text.  

Toolbar Options:

  • Table of Contents - Reveals a pop-up so you can easily navigate to another section of the book.
  • Book View - Presents a digital photocopy view of the book, with original pagination, fonts, and spacing. 
  • Cite - See suggested citations in APA and other formats.  Note: Like all auto-generated citations, these are almost never perfect, but generally close.  Watch out for capitalization and other errors.  Citations are generated by software coding, not handcrafted by a human APA expert.  
  • Send to... - Send the document you're viewing to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or your email. 
  • Download - Download the document you're viewing in PDF format.  
  • Print Pages - Print pages out.
  • Get Link - Generates a persistent link you can copy and save to revisit.  This is the link you want to use if you are sharing a link in a paper or in a discussion board.  
  • Highlights and Notes - You can make highlights and notations to the text as you read it. Note: Make sure you download or send Highlights & Notes to yourself before exiting the product. Contents here will be lost after you close your browser.  For this reason, you may prefer downloading the document to PDF first then making notations using your preferred PDF reading or note-taking app.  

Options next to document text repeat some of the functionality in the toolbar:

  • Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive - Save pages to your preferred cloud storage service
  • E-mail - Email the full text to your preferred email. 
  • Download - Download the document as a PDF file. 
  • Print - Print pages out.

Additionally, when viewing a document you can:

  • Change font - Decrease or Increase font size.
  • Language - Translate the page into another language.
  • Listen to the document - Audio is electronically generated by Gale eBooks and is not read by a professional reader like an audiobook.  

Screenshot of the document view screen in Gale eBooks.