Charles Darwin University


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Frequently Asked Questions


How to find information in the eReadings Collection

There are 6 ways to find information in this collection:

  • search for keywords
  • access publications by title
  • access publications by author
  • access items by unitcode
  • access items by lecturer
  • access items by year

You can search for keywords that appear in the text from the search page. This is the first page that comes up when you begin, and can be reached from other pages by pressing the search button.

You can browse book chapters by particular fields by selecting the Browse tab. Title brings up a list of book chapters in alphabetic order. Author brings up a list of book chapters, sorted by author name. Unitcode brings up a list of book chapters, sorted by unitcode. Lecturer brings up a list of book chapters, sorted by lecturer. Year brings up a list of book chapters, sorted by year.

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How to read the documents


You have two options

record View like a book with bookreader (This does not allow saving or printing.)

bookreader Click on the doc.pdf to have full pdf access (printing and saving)


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How to search for particular words

From the search page, you can make a query in these simple steps:


  • Specify what field you want to search (eg unit code or lecturer) or just leave it as Keyword to search everything
  • Type in the words you want to search for
  • Click the Search button

Search terms

  • eReadings defaults to searching for AND For example, the query

  • Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands

  • will be treated as

  • Agroforestry AND Pacific AND Islands

  • If you want the exact phrase put quotes around your search

  • "Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands"

Advanced Search

Choose any combination to search.Eg. part of the title and the lecturer to search.

Advanced search

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