How to Find and Request Bookshare Books

How to Find and Request Bookshare Books

January 3, 2020 0 By Kailee Schamberger


This tutorial will demonstrate how to find
and request books from the Bookshare website. To start, go to www.Bookshare.org, and log
in to your account. There are two ways to find books: searching
for specific books, and browsing. To conduct a standard search, go to the search
box located at the top of any page. You can search by title, author, or ISBN and select “search” To conduct a filtered search, select the “advanced
search” link next to the browse link. On this page, you can search specifically by title,
author, ISBN, publisher, or you can enter specific phrases in the “full text” field.
You can enter information in one, two, three, or all of these fields, and Bookshare will
only search within these parameters for a more narrow search. You can further narrow your search with 50
additional categories such as: Cooking, food and wine, Mystery and thrillers,
Teens, Mathematics and statistics, Language arts,Social studies, And many more! Note that you can also search for titles in
Bookshare and partner collections, including the internet archive, by selecting your preference
in the “collection to search” field. When you have completed entering your criteria,
select the “advanced search” button to view your search results. The other way to find books is to browse the
Bookshare collection. Select the “browse” link under the standard search bar. This will
take you to a list of categories that you can browse, such as
Author, Category, Languages, New Books, Most Popular Downloads, NIMAC Books, And more! When you select any of these categories, you
will see a list of sub-categories or books. You can then select a specific book to learn
more, or download it. We encourage you to explore all of these categories and experience
the breadth of Bookshare’s large collection. If you do not find the book you want, you
can request that it be added to the collection. Go to the “getting started” drop down menu
and select the “how to find books” link. Next select “request to add new books” link. Please provide as much information as you
can to help with processing and faster turnaround. The ISBN is particularly helpful. If you are
an educator who works with qualified student members with IEP’s you may request that books
be added from the national instructional materials access center, or NIMAC. If you know that
a textbook is available in the NIMAC please provide that information in your request. More information about NIMAC books is available
under the “learn more” heading on the “how to find books” page. Bookshare tries to process all student and
teacher book requests, however, please understand that in some circumstances, the requested
material may not be available or suitable for scanning. The Bookshare team will reply
to your email within three business days with the status of your request. You can also track the status of your book
request. To do this, log in to your Bookshare account, select the “My Bookshare” link, then
“my requests” link. To learn more about other Bookshare topics,
visit the Bookshare website, the Bookshare channel on YouTube, Bookshare on Facebook,
Bookshare on twitter, and Bookshare on Pinterest.