Answered By: (Online Librarian or covering Librarian) Online Programmes
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2016     Views: 200

To search for e-books, log into the Library for Online Programmes using your University login.

You can search across our e-book subscriptions using either our multi-source Discover platform or the Library Catalogue. These platforms include both downloadable/ printable PDFs which you can save to your PC and some e-books which cannot be downloaded or printed fully and must usually be viewed within the provider's Web site.

You can access Discover from the homepage or E-Resources page of the Library for Online Programmes. You can refine your search using checkboxes shown near the Discover search box. You can refine your search to E-Books using the 'E-Books Only' checkbox , you can search by title (rather than keywords) by selecting the 'Search by Title' checkbox.

To limit your search to only downloadable/ printable e-books you can use the ‘Unrestricted’ options shown on the Library for Online Programmes Web site. For example, the Discover search box includes an 'Unrestricted Items Only' checkbox, by selecting this you will only see E-Book results which can be downloaded (e.g. as PDF) and printed. Alternative search options using the Library Catalogue are available under the E-Resources area.

You can also search E-Book collections individually (such Springer) from the E-Resources area of the site (then click the E-Books section on the page).

If you wish to visit a particular e-Book where you know the publication details, you can use the tool in the left menu of the site to check if an E-Book title is available, or simply search by title using the large Discover search box shown on the homepage.

For further help using E-Books, please see the E-Books guidelines.

We provide a dedicated E-Learning Librarian to assist you in using Library resources. If you have any problems using the Library or technical problems, please see the Contacts area of the Library for Online Programmes. Also see our guides, videos, tutorials and Library Training Module available via the Library for Online Programmes.

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