Using a Pressbooks Webbook

Welcome! This eBook has been created using Pressbooks. If this is your first time using a Pressbooks webbook, this lesson will provide some basic information on navigation, download options, and special features in this particular book.

Basic Navigation

There are multiple ways to navigate through a webbook, either from the main title page or within the book. You do not have to register or have login credentials to use a webbook! Starting from the title page, you can start reading the book on page 1 using the “Read Book” button. This is like opening a physical book to the first page. You can also scroll down to see all contents of the book and go directly into any section or chapter by clicking on the chapter or section title. Some chapters may have a lock symbol next to them, indicating they are not publicly visible or password-protected; e.g., they may be designated for ERAU class use only. If you think you should have access and do not, then you should contact your professor for more information.

A screenshot of a Pressbooks title page with the Read Book button and individual chapter links highlighted for navigation.

Once inside a webbook, you have a few other options for navigation. You can go back to the title page by selecting the book’s title or see all contents of the book using the “Contents” drop-down in the upper left corner. Like on the title page, clicking on any chapter or section title will take you to that part of the book. Finally, you can use the navigation bar at the bottom of the page to move forward and backward in the book (like reading a physical book in order).

A screenshot of a Pressbooks internal chapter. The contents drop-down, book title, and navigation bar at the bottom are highlighted.

Download Options

This book may be available to download in various formats, such as a PDF for offline reading or other uses. You can just return to the book’s title page to see what formats are currently available for download. In addition, download options will be available in a drop-down under the book’s cover image. Please note: some interactive features are only visible in web-enabled versions of this book. Therefore, features removed in offline formats should be replaced with a warning and link to the online-only content.

Search Feature

In the upper right of the webbook, above the book’s title, there will either be a search box with a magnifying glass symbol or a menu button that looks like three parallel lines. The search function will be available if you open the drop-down menu. This then gives a full-text search of the book and will return the chapters where the word appears. Put the term in quotations if you need to find a specific phrase. For example, “lift capability” will search for the phrase rather than the words “lift” and “capability” separately.

Special Features In This Book

This textbook includes some special features that only work, or work best, within the webbook version.

  • Links: This book has been enhanced with links to other web pages and resources. These are designed to enrich your learning of the material and provide additional content. As a general rule, additional content outside of this book is not owned or maintained by ERAU, the textbook author, or your instructor.
  • H5P Activities: This book includes interactive quizzes using a program called H5P. These are only available in the webbook version of the text.