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Supporting Today’s Research. Unlocking Tomorrow’s Discoveries. Add name here User Guide 2009. USER GUIDE 2009. In this tutorial you will learn how to:. Get Started. CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE Homepages. Use the Search functions. Choose and Read Titles. Upload a List of Titles.

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Supporting Today’s Research

Unlocking Tomorrow’s Discoveries

Add name here

User Guide 2009


In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Get Started
  • CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE Homepages
  • Use the Search functions
  • Choose and Read Titles
  • Upload a List of Titles
Getting StartedUSER GUIDE 2009

Welcome to the CRCnetBASE family of products. Let the Research Begin!

The following will walk you through “getting started” with any netBASE product (s). Start at

If you have access through an IP address or through your library or campus ranges, you will see a screen similar to the one below:

The name of your institution or corporation appears here.

You will see a list of titles to which you have full-text access. These are online libraries of ebooks or chemical databases. For this tutorial we are concentrating on CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE

Getting StartedUSER GUIDE 2009

From here, you can click on the title of interest. For this tutorial, we will click on CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE (red circle)


At the bottom of your subscription list, you can search all available netBASEs, only certain netBASES, or all of your subscribed titles (blue circle)

Product HomepagesUSER GUIDE 2009

Here is the homepage for CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE

The total number of book titles appears here. This number changes often as new titles are added

Browse titles by choosing a category in civil engineering or by choosing All Categories to see a complete list of book titles.

Book TitlesUSER GUIDE 2009

Here are all of the book titles that are within the “All Categories” section of CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE

To further this tutorial, let’s choose the first title, 4th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics

Looking at an e-BookUSER GUIDE 2009




Choose one of three tabs for:

1) Book Summary

2) Book Features

3) Table of Contents

To read the full-text of this title, click on “Read it Online.”

SearchUSER GUIDE 2008

Another way to get to content is to use the general search at the top of the CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE pages and click on >, Search “bridges” and press the arrow or enter

SearchUSER GUIDE 2008

In 1 second, we found over 500 documents containing the word “bridges”

From left to right in the results we see:

The number of times this term appears in this file, the chapter name, the book title, the authors, and the size of the file

SearchUSER GUIDE 2009

This shows how many times the term “bridges” appears in the chapter.

Beside this is the title of the chapter.

Here is the book title and the author list, and finally the size of this file.

SearchUSER GUIDE 2009

Clicking on any part of the result will open the table of contents for this chapter.

Here is the selected paper from the first title in our search results.

You will see that everywhere that the search word appears is highlighted

Clicking on any of the chapter sections allows you to jump to that part of the chapter.

Inside an e-BookUSER GUIDE 2009

You can print or save using these options under ”File” or by using the icons in the Adobe Acrobat window.

Return to the table of contents in the beginning of the book, click on table of contents

Alternately, you can view other chapters

Inside an e-BookUSER GUIDE 2009

By clicking here, you can view thumbnails of the pages for a certain chapter

Inside an e-BookUSER GUIDE 2009

Under options, you can print pages, reduce or enlarge thumbnails.

Inside an e-BookUSER GUIDE 2009

Here, by clicking on the bookmark logo, we can see bookmarks at all of the important parts of this chapter.

To return to the page of contents for the whole book, click on Table of Contents.

If you need help, click on the green circle with the ?

Here are some additional viewing tips >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Viewing TipsUSER GUIDE 2009

If you would like to increase or decrease the size of the text, or read the chapter page in full-view, here are a few suggestions:

To increase or decrease the size of the text, please click on the down arrow on the icon and make a selection.

To view the full-page one page at a time click the button on the right


Click here to fill the window with each page and be able scroll continuously

Viewing TipsUSER GUIDE 2009

If you prefer not to see the bookmarks, click on the small X and the top right hand corner of the window.

This will allow you to view the chapter/book using the whole screen

Advanced SearchUSER GUIDE 2009

On the left side of the CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE page you will see an Advanced Search option, you can search by keyword

You can choose to display book abstracts in the results, and decide how many results to show per page and if you would like to see these in descending or ascending order

At the bottom, you can limit your search to certain books or all books in CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE

Product HomepagesUSER GUIDE 2009

Let’s go back to the homepage and explore more ways to enhance your research

You can export an Excel CSV file from here of all of the titles, with author, ISBN, Pub Date, and urls to link to the titles

If you need technical support, click here for FAQ’s, contact information and your information

To see a list of new books, click here. Books are in descending order. Let’s do that now.

Product HomepagesUSER GUIDE 2009

Here are the new ebook titles in CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE. Every netBASE has this feature.

Each title is clickable, and shows the date added and most have a description available

Recent titles can also be seen at the bottom of the homepage below the list of categories, but this list only lists a few new titles.

Export Book Title ListUSER GUIDE 2009

To export a list of titles click here

This screen will open, choose to save the file to your desktop or a folder