# 1.3: Orientation

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Rather than going directly to a library or a book using the URL, one can use the LibreTexts Commons (https://commons.libretexts.org/libraries)

After clicking on the Library of your choice, you can select either the front page of the library or one of the sub-divisions

## Navagating in a Library

Having selected a library one comes to the front page

Although one can drill down to find any text in the library and any page in the texts by clicking on the appropriate boxes, the blue bar makes navigation much easier. Clicking on contents leads one to an expandable menu from which one can navigate to any book, chapter or page.

The Readabiity menu allows setting text size, margin size and color scheme. The BeeLine Reader assists those with difficulty reading by providing an eye guiding color gradient to pull your eyes through long blocks of text.

The Resources Tab gives access to tools that readers can use during study. This tab is underdevelopment for some libraries

The Libraries tab provides direct access to any of the Libraries and sub-Libraries

Now if we move off to a LibreTexts book, there are some changes to note. First a light blue bar has appeared under the gray sign in bar. This shows where you are, having started from the Stats Library front page, selected the Campus Bookshelves, then the CUNY area, and finally the book, Introductory Statistics with Probability. You can rapidly move up the hierarchy by clicking on any of these. The three lines at the left hand end of the bar are a tab which will pull down the same selection menu as the Contents tab on the far left blue bar.

The three symbols at the top right corner, above sign in, invoke Hypothes.is. If you drag select text on a page, a popup will ask you if you want to show them as highlights or annotate the selection. If you have established a free account at Hypothesis, and logged into it (the top button with the <)the system will remember the next time you login

Finally lets look at the Tools tab on the far left Blue Bar. Some of these are useful for readers and some for instructors building a text. We will concentrate here on the ones useful for readers, but first note that this clicking on OER Remixer brings you there. The Remixer tab has been moved from the horizontal bar with the signin UserID and Password. There is a direct link here to the LibreTexts Commons. Page Citations can be automatically generated and Page Attribution shows the copyright status and source of the page. Toggle AutoAttribution will show the source of individual paragraphs which is especially useful for remixes which may have material from multiple sources and Bookmark Page lets you go to this page directly once you enter the library.

We will meet the other tabs as we go through this construction manual.

1.3: Orientation is shared under a CC BY 1.3 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.