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Accessing Your Digital Treatises

After logging in to your account, you will be taken to My NCLC, your new home page. A list of treatises that you are subscribed to will appear in My Subscriptions on the left side bar. To begin reading, click any of the titles that appear there. To add subscriptions to your library, visit the bookstore.

Treatise text will appear in the right reading panel, while the treatise's Table of Contents will appear in the left panel. Use infinite scroll to read through the subsections, or click through the expandable Table of Contents to jump to a subsection.

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Using the Table of Contents

The Table of Contents populates the left side pane of the book reader. View subsections within a section by clicking on the section name. Collapse them by doing the same. The "Expand All" toggle at the top right of the table of contents will show each subsection without requiring that you click to expand them individually. 

The table of contents is searchable, and results will appear in real time below the search bar. 

The whole table of contents can be collapsed to enlarge the right side reading panel. 

Use the tabs at the top of the table of contents to view and click through the treatise's appendices, index, and companion material.

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Viewing Footnotes

Footnotes can be viewed on the NCLC Digital Library three ways:
  1. Click a footnote reference in the text to open footnotes with the corresponding footnote immediately visible.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow at the end of each subsection to view that subsection's footnotes.
  3. Click the "Footnotes" icon in your right sidebar toolbox to view Footnotes side by side with text.

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Using Search

Enter the word or phrase that you are searching for. Use the left side facets on the Results page to narrow down your search results by: content type (e.g. treatise, article, pleadings and discovery); only new content; treatise title; whether publicly accessible; or author name. Clicking certain facets/filters open up even more facets to further narrow results. Results by default are ordered by relevance, but results in treatise section order are viewed by selecting a treatise and sort "by section" and clicking "search." 

To just use facets/filters to pinpoint material without a keyword, click on "advanced search" below the search box. After selecting a facet, you can add a keyword to further narrow results.  Click on terms and connectors for shortcuts to do proximity searches and other complex searches.

Please note, the search engine can drill down only one at a time among the four main content types: treatise content, companion material, articles, and alerts. Conference materials are under companion materials.

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Accessing Conference Materials

Verified users have free access to over 1400 practice aids submitted by speakers at NCLC conferences, with the understanding that distribution is restricted.  Access requires a login and is limited to NACA members, legal aid attorneys, and attendees at recent vetted NCLC conferences. After login, scroll to "View NCLC conference materials." (Conference video recordings are open only to attendees at that NCLC conference).

Materials are organized by conference - scroll through the page to find the conference you are looking for. Click the link for written materials or session videos. 

On the conference specific pages, materials are organized by year. Click the tab for the desired year at the top of the page. 

Scroll through the page to find the desired conference session, subject, or material. 

Clicking on a linked material will open a new page with all of the clicked session's materials. 

To view a written material, click the link. A download will be available on the left side. 

To view a session video, click the link. A video will be available for viewing on the main body of the page.

To view session slides, click the link. Slides will be downloadable on the left side in Powerpoint format. 

Conference materials are fully searchable.

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Creating Annotations

Create annotations by highlighting text and selecting the "Annotate" button that appears next to the highlighted text. Your annotations will be available in your right sidebar toolbox, and in the Annotations tab of your account page.

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Using Bookmarks & Collections 

Save the subsections that are most useful to you. At the top right of your page, click the bookmark icon   . Save the bookmark to the generic bookmarks folder, or create Collections based on subjects or cases, and save your bookmarks to your Collections. 

To access your bookmarks and Collections, click the Collections icon in your right sidebar toolbox. Your Collections will appear on the left tab. Collections shared with you will populate the right tab.

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Viewing Related Content

To view content related to the subsection you are viewing, click the blue "Related Content" icon in your right sidebar toolbox. Related materials will be listed and summarized with a link to read more. 

To remove the Related Content panel, click the "x" in the top right corner of the Related Content module.

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Downloading Subsections

Subscribers can download one subsection at a time in PDF format to save or print. First, navigate to the subsection you would like to download. Click the download icon at the top right of the book reader. Select either a printer or "print to PDF." Print to PDF allows you to save to a folder of your choice. Note: you may need to enable pop-ups on library.nclc.org.

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Emailing a Page

To share a subsection or an article, first navigate to the subsection or article you would like to share. Then, click the envelope email icon at the top right corner of the Book Reader. Edit your name if necessary, enter the recipient's email address, and choose to include a brief message. Click "Send Email" to share.

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Your Alerts

Alerts notify users of news and important updates. If there are new alerts, the notification bell icon at the top right of the screen will be highlighted with the number of new alerts for viewing. Simply click the icon and click the alert to read more.

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My Account

Account admins can update several different account preferences. Access your account profile by clicking your username in the top right corner of the screen and selecting My Account.

Address Book allows you to add addresses for billing or shipping, as well as update existing addresses. 

Use Payment Methods to enter new credit cards or default existing ones. When changing a default payment instrument, the system will prompt you to update the payment method on existing subscriptions, which will keep your subscription paid and current. 

The Edit tab is where users can edit their usernames, email addresses, and passwords. You also have the options to add an alternative email address. Access to free NCLC Conference materials is facilitated when you add different email used for NACA membership or NCLC conference attendance.

View and pay your open invoices on the Invoices tab.

The Orders tab shows order history. 

Subscriptions will display all active subscriptions. You can cancel your upcoming renewals by clicking Edit. 

The Annotations tab will show a list of your private annotations, with live links to the annotated parts of your subscriptions.

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