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Law Journal Press: Searching & Navigating within Online Books

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We recently highlighted a handful of the 150+ online books available to most Jenkins members through Law Journal Press* (LJP). As a follow up to that blog entry, this post will convey how to search and navigate within a particular LJP title. 

To find a title of interest, you can either browse through a particular Practice Area, as explained in our previous post, or use the main “Title Search” bar near the top of the webpage. After entering a title, author, or keyword, click “Go” for a list of results. 

Searching within an Online Book

Upon selecting a particular book, you can look for a term within it by clicking the “Search In Book” button next to the main search bar. 

  

A new pop-up window will open, allowing you to enter your keyword. 

After clicking the search button, you will see your keyword highlighted in the text wherever it (first) appears within the title. The navigation pane on the left will also indicate the section or chapter in which the highlighted term is located. To see additional instances of your keyword, click “Next” in the green “Search In Book” tab that opens above the book page. 

 

Click “Exit” in the green “Search in Book” tab to close this feature and read the book as you would normally.

Navigating within an Online Book

To navigate to different parts of the book, you can either use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons above the upper right corner of the book page to move through individual sections, or you can use the navigation pane on the left-hand side of the screen. 

The navigation pane itself presents a few options for traversing through the contents of the book. The dropdown menu allows you to quickly jump to the first page of a chapter or the first page of other major parts of the book (e.g., the Introduction, Table of Abbreviations, Index).

Or, you use the book’s Table of Contents to drill down to more specific sections. Simply scroll to a chapter or section of interest and click on the plus sign (+) icon to expand your view of the various sections or subsections within it. To collapse the chapters or sections you were viewing, click the minus (-) icon.  

Using other Features

If you’re interested in when content was updated for the eBook you’re reading, click on the “What’s New” tab at the top of the navigation pane. Click on one of the Release dates to see highlights of the material included in the update.

You can also change the font size and export content using the features above the right-hand corner of the book page.

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