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Help with oxford reference online E-Books

Below are instructions for browsing, searching, navigating, and printing when using the Oxford Reference Online (ORO) ebook interface.  

Browsing

The opening screen should display a listing (probably alphabetical) of entries in the book.

Searching

Search Within the Book's Contents  On the left side of the page (beneath "Washington and Lee University") is a Search within work box, which can be used to search through the complete text of the individual e-book you are looking at. 

Search Beyond the Book  Near the upper-right corner of the page is  a Search box, which can be used to search through the complete text of the individual e-book you are looking at PLUS other Oxford Reference works to which Washington and Lee University subscribes.


To find articles containing a multi-word phrase, enter the words within quotation marks. Example: "common law"

The results of searches are arranged by relevance, with those articles containing search words in the title or other prominent location.

Printing / E-Mailing

Once you view an individual entry, options for printing, e-mailing, saving/downloading, etc. are displayed above and to the the right of the text.

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