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Ebooks: O'Reilly for Higher Education

Accessing and using O'Reilly eBooks

Finding an O'Reilly ebook

If you have the details of the eBook you need:

  • search for the title of the book in Primo Search
  • select the title of the resource from the search results to open the item record. 
  • select O'Reilly from the View Online options.

If you're accessing this eBook through your Readings and Resources list from your i2 site:

  • select the View Online option for the item.

You can also search and browse the O'Reilly collection by opening it from our A-Z Databases list.

To browse the collection you will need to login by following these steps:

  • Enter your Charles Sturt email address or use student@csu.edu.au
  • Click on the Sign in link or click in the password box (you don’t need to enter a password at this point)
  • Click on Sign in with Single Sign On
  • At the Charles Sturt login page, use your Charles Sturt username and password.

Opening and reading an O'Reilly ebook

The view online links in Primo or your Readings and Resources list will bring you to the book information page. On this page you will see the book details, a brief description and have access to the table of contents menu.

To open the book and start reading:

  • select the start or continue button that appears under the book cover image.

When the book is open you can:

  • Copy text, add highlights and notes.

Using the menu to the right you can:

  • Access the Table of contents.
  • Search within the book
  • Change font size, color mode and reader width.
  • Add book chapter to a Playlist.

Offline reading

Print options

To print a selected page range:

  • use the table of contents to navigate to the required pages
  • use your internet browser print options to print. 
    • We recommend printing to a PDF document that you can store on your computer.
    • Tip: if possible select the reader view in your browser and then print to PDF. This will result in a cleaner document that makes best use of the page space.

You can also copy/paste into another external program, such as Microsoft Word, and then print the document.

Download options

The browser version of O'Reilly does not enable file download, however you can use the O'Reilly mobile app to download content for offline reading.

When opening the app for the first time it will ask you to login using an email address:

  • Enter your Charles Sturt email address or use student@csu.edu.au
  • Click on the Sign in link or click in the password box (you don’t need to enter a password at this point)
  • Click on Sign in with Single Sign On
  • At the Charles Sturt login page, use your Charles Sturt username and password.

Once you are logged in you will be able to access content from the O'Reilly platform, including any resources you have saved to your queue playlist.

To download items in the app:

  • locate the resource you'd like to download
  • add it to a playlist
  • return to the Your O'Reilly page (app homepage)
  • open playlists and the playlist with your resource within it
  • select download

Text to speech | Read aloud options

Read aloud

O'Reilly is navigable by both the mouse and keyboard and reachable by screen readers.

O'Reilly does not have a read aloud function within the eBook online reader. However you can have sections of the book read aloud by either:

  • printing the section to a PDF and then using the Read out loud tool in Adobe Reader. More information available in this list of tools for screen reading.
  • opening reader view in your browser. Once in reader view you should have an option to read aloud or listen to the text.

Audiobooks

There are audiobooks available within the O'Reilly collection. To find an audiobook in global search, you can filter by Videos > Video Type > Audiobook. Audiobooks will play within your browser as videos with no visuals.

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