The grey index card at the top of the pane contains all you need to know about the textbook – who wrote it, what it is about (both a short prose abstract, and also a list of some keywords – some of the key concepts of the book), and bibliographic information.
- On the right of the index card you may find information on the author.
- Click on a keyword to run a search for other textbooks with that keyword - great for finding related content.
In the main pane: the contents list and chapters
- Where a book has part headings you'll need to expand [+] to see individual chapters.
- End matter contains hyperlinked index, appendix/ces, and sometimes a glossary.
- On the right is a Go to page box. If you have a page number from the print edition, enter it in the box and click 'go' to jump to the beginning of that page in the online version of the content.
On the left: the navigation links
All the boxes on the left help you locate where you are and find exactly what you want - either inside this textbook, within Politics Trove, or elsewhere.
- Use the Search within box to run a quick search through the textbook you are looking at.
- Subject(s) show you how we have classified this textbook; click on a heading to see all the textbooks in that subject.
- Related links provide an external link to the Online Resource Centre, if there is one for that textbook, and self-test questions on the topic if available.
- Find this title provides a link to the book's catalogue page on the Oxford University Press website.
The book toolkit
Between the header and the index card, at the right of the screen, is a set of icons that are a toolkit for using this book.
- Print shows you a print-friendly version of the chapter.
- Save enables you to save a book to your personal profile (see Personalization).
- Cite opens a pop-up window that gives you a simple but accurate citation form that you can use to refer to this content. When citing a chapter, you can choose from the formats: MLA, APA, Chicago, AMA or OSCOLA. The citations can be cut and pasted directly into academic work, or exported in .ris format.
- Email lets you email a link to a textbook, to yourself or someone else. Note that the other person has to have a subscription to Politics Trove to be able to view the content.
- Share lets you post a link to a social network service such as Twitter or Facebook – click on the button to reveal all supported services.