Safari Tech Books Online
access to e-books on computer science topics such as, computer and
network administration and management, e-commerce, programming, and technology
management, plus software user guides.
Access from campus or off campus with valid APSU ID.
How to Search Safari Tech Books Online
The default view for all search results is View by
Book. This view lists all books matching your search string, ranked in
order from most relevant to least relevant. Under the column header
Most Relevant Sections, Safari also ranks the relevancy of the
sections within each book, helping you to further isolate the piece of
information you are seeking.
Navigating the Safari Search Page:
There are a number of ways you can navigate the
View by Book search results page including the ability to:
re-sort the search results by any column that
has a pair of arrowheads in the header. A red arrow above a column
shows the current sort order.
navigate the complete search list by
using the Previous and Next buttons, or by page numbers.
click on Show Book Covers, directly to the
right of View By Book, to display thumbnail graphics of each book
cover. Afterwards, clicking on Hide Book Covers will show the
regular search results, without the thumbnail graphics of the book
change the scope of your search to include
code fragments only by checking the Code Fragments Only box in the
Search Box in the left hand navigational bar.
Drilling down into search results:
To drill deeper into your list of search results,
click on one of the sections under Most Relevant Sections. This will
jump you right into the specific section that contains your search
hit. (Note that clicking on the book cover or title of a book will
take you to the catalogue page.)
When you click on a section, you see the entire
text of that section from start to finish. Graphical elements and code
are in line with the text, just like the printed version of the book.
The table of contents is listed on the left hand navigation bar making
it easy to track your whereabouts in the book. Search terms are
highlighted in red throughout the text.
For those users who prefer to view their search
results ranked by the most relevant sections – regardless of which
book the section falls in – click on View by Section. This view
shows the sections of each book that matched your search string along
with a few lines of sample text from that section. Results are
formatted in five columns: Chapter/Section, Relevancy, Book Title,
Publisher, and Pub Date.
Drill down into your search results, by either
clicking on the link after > Section: in the Chapter/Section
column, or by clicking on the More... link at the end of the search
sample. If the book is not part of your bookshelf, you will see a
button titled Add to My Bookshelf, which will make the book part of
Safari also offers the ability to filter searches
to find exactly the piece of information you need. With advanced
search you can conduct complex searches such as find books with
"only these words" by Addison-Wesley published between 2000
and 2002. Safari also allows you to filter your search to search Code
More explanations can be found in the
Help section located in the bottom menu.