Printing from the Internet (This can work with Word documents, too.)
(Note: Many web pages have links that say "Printable Version" or "Printer-friendly Version." Choosing this link may get rid of sidebars and other non-text features.)
The location of printing options will vary depending upon your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and how you have configured it. Look for a Printer icon or a menu option that says Print (or Print Preview).
Use "Print Preview"
- Click on Print Preview.
- Check which pages actually have the information you need. (Remember: Printing is limited to 15 sheets per day.)
- If you want to print all the pages, click the Print button or option.
Use "Page Range"
- If you want to specify which pages to print, in the pop-up window, select either
- Current Page (if you want only the page your cursor is on), or
- click on Pages choice and enter the range of pages to print. (Example: Pages from : 3 to: 5)
Print Only "Selected Text"
- If you want to print a specific part of the web page,
- highlight a selection with the mouse before starting the printing process,
- choose Print;
- choose Selection;
- Click Print or OK.
Find more information at Printing in ACC Libraries
Saving Information to portable storage (e.g.,USB drive)
- Insert a portable storage device (USB/Thumb drive).
- Go to page you wish to save.
- Click Save As.
- In the pop-up window, click on the down arrow in the Save in window at the top or Browse to the appropriate drive.
- Choose the drive where your portable storage is.
- In the File name window, type a name.
- If you will want to use the information later for word processing, make sure the file name ends in .txt.
- If you will want to look at the information later as a web page, make sure the file name ends in .htm or .html.
- Click Save.
- Remove USB drive safely.
Note: Saving web pages in HTML format (.htm or .html) will automatically create a folder for any graphics associated with the web page.
This can take up a lot of space on your USB drive.
Saving Information to Google Documents
Did you know that ACC provides a place on line where you can store and even edit your documents from anywhere you have access to the internet?
If you have activated your ACCmail account (email@example.com), you have access to many online Google applications like Google Documents. [See more information about this.
Instruction on how to save to Google Documents can be found at Google Docs Basics.
Note: Unless you want to edit the document online in Google Docs, you do not have to convert it to Google docs format.
Saving Web Images
- Place the mouse on top of the image.
- Click with the right mouse button.
- In the pop-up window, select Save Image As or Save Picture As.
- Click Save.
Emailing Articles from e-Resources
- Most of the e-resources to which ACC subscribes allow emailing articles to the searcher.
- Examples: Academic Search Complete, Opposing Viewpoints, Masterfile Premier
- Although the individual resources handle this is different ways, the methods are somewhat similar:
- After searching, a results list is displayed.
- You may take a look at the results one at at time or you may mark particular results for later viewing.
- Once all the desired results are marked, you can either:
- view them on screen
- print them to a local printer
- download to a portable storage device
- email them to yourself
Note: Instructions on how to do all of these things are usually at the end of the results list or in the Help file.
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