Answered By: Oliver Thompson
Last Updated: 21 Oct, 2021     Views: 10

Some of the digital content available via your reading lists may be hosted on the Digital Content Store, an online repository of digitised extracts from books and journals.

In these instances, there are a variety of different ways that you can interact with this material, and this guide will assist you in that regard.

The DCS reader allows you to:

  • Search the extract – search for individual words or a phrase in the text. You can also make this case sensitive if you wish. Click the magnifying glass on the left hand side of the app to do this.

  • Create notes – if you select a portion of the text, you can highlight it in a variety of colours: yellow, orange, red, pink, mauve, blue and green. You can add your own notes, attach them to this highlighted selection of the text, and share it to OneNote or via email, either to yourself or with others. You can also copy text to the clipboard, export references to Refworks or Endnote, or use the ‘Search the web’ option which will open Google with the selected portion of text searched. Select the pencil icon on the left hand side of the app to use these options.

  • Bookmark – you can create and save bookmarks, especially useful for lengthy chapters. This function is accessed via the bookmark icon on the left hand side of the app.

  • Download – you can download the digital extract as a PDF file to your device. Use the down arrow icon on the left hand side of the app to do this.

  • Print – you can either print the entire digital reading, or select a specific page range. You can do this by clicking the printer icon on the left hand side of the in-app screen.

  • There are also a variety of other accessibility settings. You can fit the page width to the screen, or select to have the entire page fit on screen at once. These options are available by clicking the double arrow icons in the top right hand corner of the app. You can also zoom in and out of the page by selecting the magnifying glasses, also in the top right hand corner, and can have the reader options displayed in either English or Cymraeg if you click the cog icon on the left hand side of the app.

  • There is also an in-app tutorial video, accessible by clicking the question mark in the top right hand corner of the app, as well as extensive in-app support – available here: Home (kortext.com)