Searching and Browsing Scribd's Library

Scribd knows what you came here for; it's not because it's a cool name, it's because Scribd has one of the largest collections of books available right at your fingertips. So let's cut to the chase and get you want you want: all the books you can handle. 

There's two ways you can find titles you're interested in: by searching or by browsing. It'll depend on what you have in mind for which one you want to choose.

Searching

If you already know what you want, use the 'Search' option which you can access by tapping "Browse" and then tap the magnifying glass in the top-right corner of the screen. Type an author, a title, or any key words and the search feature will begin to auto-complete and display the 'best match' for your search.      

If none of the information that automatically displays is what you're looking for, you can filter the results to help better find what you're interested in. Tap, "Books", "Audiobooks", any much more from the menu at the top of the screen to filter by book type, author, and so on. You can further filter your results after that by tapping the 3 blue horizontal lines in the center of the screen - there you can filter the results based on category or even based on your language preference.

Browsing

If you don't have a specific title in mind but you're looking for a new book to sink your teeth into, our browse tool has you covered. 

You have a few options to choose from when it comes to finding the best book for you to read next. First you have to decide if you want to read an ebook or listen to an audiobook. Make sure you select the proper tab to find the content you're looking for.

If you want Scribd to do all the work for you, choose 'Scribd Selects'—our editorial team combed through Scribd's titles and curated a list of books that are great reads. You'll see our editors' choices throughout the page.

Next to 'Scribd Selects', 'Top Books' contains the best of our hand-curated titles. Here, you can easily see our top trending titles, collections from New York Times Best Sellers and Oprah's Book Club, and accolade-based collections including the Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Laureates, and the Newbery Award.

If instead you select a specific genre to browse through (such as 'Science Fiction'), you're taken to that genre's 'Overview' page. There, you can narrow down the books that are shown based on sub-genres, so if you're a big fan of 'Dystopian' Science Fiction, just narrow down the results by selecting that sub-genre. 

Between the editors' picks, there are also other books grouped together by theme throughout the main genre and subgenres; just swipe your finger to scroll through the collection or click on the collection's title to view it fully that way. Then you can see what something like 'Clones, Bodysnatchers, and Genetic Engineering' has to offer up for you to enjoy. 

You can also always browse the collection based on the 'Top Authors' of the genre by selecting that tab. Along with all those options, when you scroll to the bottom of a genre's 'Overview', you'll be able view all the books in that genre. There, you can sort books you see based on it's 'best selling' status, the popularity it has on Scribd, or when it's publication date. When you view all the title at once, they display as one long list instead of being organizing by theme or within collections.

Happy reading!

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