By Ken Fox, Research Librarian
Over the past couple of weeks, I told you how to find and search within Irwin law books online. Now let’s talk about Emond ebooks.
Our Emond collection currently includes two series of ebooks: Criminal Law and Working with the Law. Both can be accessed from the Member Resource section – look for the Emond Montgomery Publications ebooks heading.
The Criminal Law series are professional legal textbooks that cover many specialized subjects.
They are practice texts (handbooks), and like any good legal texts, contain many footnoted references to legal authorities. Following is a complete list of titles.
Criminal Law Series
The Working with the Law Series are also written for legal professionals but are intended as introductions to new areas of practice.
Following is a list of subject areas, each of which includes one or more ebooks.
Working with the Law Series
The FIRST thing you need to know about accessing Emond ebooks is that they run using Adobe Flash Player. Depending on your Internet browser and settings, when you click on a title, any one of a number of things might happen:
If 2 or 3 happens, you need to adjust your security settings to enable Flash Player in your browser. I would advise you NOT to attempt to use the HTML version of the book. In Chrome or Edge, you can alter the security settings by going to any secure website (such as the emond ebook home page), and clicking on the little padlock in the address bar:
From there, select “Site Permissions” in Edge or “Site Settings” in Chrome. In Internet Explorer, there is no padlock, but the default seems to be to allow Flash.
Here is how Adobe Flash appears in the Site Permissions menu in Edge – Chrome has a similar menu. Use the drop-down to change the setting from “Block” to “Allow.” Unfortunately, I have not yet figured out how to make “Allow” the default setting for Flash. If you know how to do that in either browser, please leave us a comment below.
Here is what your screen should look like once you have successfully opened the book with the Flash Player working. Note the search bar in upper right corner:
In my next post I will provide some tips in navigating Emond ebooks.