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Hope Library Guides

ebooks at Hope College: Annotating/Taking Notes with Ebooks

A guide for using Hope's ebook collections

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Ebook technologies have developed extensively over the past 10 years. Many of the ebooks purchased by Van Wylen librarians allow users to download entire chapters and to take notes, highlight, or annotate the text. Please review the many options below to optimize your ebook experience.

Software for Annotating PDFs

There are many great software tools for annotating PDFs and many of them are free.

For added functionality, save your annotated PDFs to your Zotero library. That way, when you are ready to cite a source, you will have all the details available from your fingertips.

Ebook Central: Built-in Tools

Full details on how to use all the built-in annotation tools are available on ProQuest's Ebook Central LibGuide.

SpringerLink: Built-in Tools

SpringerLink allows users to download the entire ebook as a PDF or EPUB (you will need Adobe Reader to download the EPUB version).