Table of Contents Clicking the title or book cover of an e-text takes you to the Table of Contents for that e-text. This Contents page is the navigation instrument to all parts of the e-text.
Title Page Besides listing the scholars involved, the title page sets the scene with an image suited to the literary text.
Literary Text The central component is an academically approved edition of the complete literary work.
Annotations Every Shakespeare play is annotated for seven elements: Vocabulary, Voice/Point of View, Setting, Plot, Characters, Style, and Themes/Issues. For most other authors, the Newly Annotated E-text includes a single, general Annotations Box.
Checkboxes On literary-text pages, you can check SHOW Annotations at the top of a page, or, for Shakespeare, any number of the active literary elements listed at the top. Elements remain checked from page to page until you uncheck them.
Highlighted Lines A checked box at the top of the page triggers 1) highlighting in the literary text below and 2) an accompanying annotation heading in the right-hand margin.
Annotation Headings Click the down arrow () in the annotation heading to open the Annotation Box; click the up arrow () to close the annotation. Click the close icon () to delete the Annotation Box altogether.
Portable Annotations If annotations overlap, just move an annotation box to a clear area in the right-hand margin. To move, simply hover over the annotation heading until your icon changes and drag.
Saved Annotations To store an annotation for future use, click Save in the lower right-hand corner of the Annotation Box. To access the item, click "My Saved Annotations" in the toolbar at the top of each page. (Sign Up is required to save or take notes.)
Specific Searches All the Newly Annotated E-texts have a Search Tool and Table of Contents. Use the Search to quickly locate words in the literary text; the Contents, to locate a specific scene, chapter, or part. The Shakespeare plays also have an Index and a Glossary; use the Index to find examples of literary elements in the play; the glossary, for definitions of those elements.
Definitions For word meanings, see the highlighted terms on a page and their definitions in the Annotation Box. Also provided for select texts is an appendix of words, phrases, and/or people named in the text.
Related Videos To reach the clips/adaptations for a text, click Videos or the video icon () in the text's Table of Contents.