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UB Library has over 250,000 eBooks available to use, and our eBook collection is constantly growing. eBooks can be accessed in a number of ways, which may vary slightly depending on a particular title's publisher, or access routes provided by a particular provider.
There are two main ways to locate and access eBooks :
From the Library catalogue, you are taken directly to the EBL page for the eBook. The eBooks can be read online via the button in the left hand navigation pane, which also allows direct links to chapters and sections of the book. Please note you will require Adobe Acrobat 6.0.2 or higher to view EBL titles. Note that pop-ups will need to be allowed/enabled to access EBL titles.
In accordance with Australian copyright legislation, limited printing and copying is allowed of an EBL eBook - once those limits are reached, EBL software will prohibit further copying for that particular user.
Some EBL eBooks allow a user to download the title, either for a period of two days, or four days. Note that Adobe Digital Editions is required to enable downloading and viewing of titles.
Further information on EBL is available from the EBL homepage (native interface).
LWWonline is a package of more than 300 eBooks in medicine and nursing from the publishers Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. LWWonline (Ovid) is provided via the Ovid website.
LWWonline (Ovid) eBooks titles appear individually via the Library catalogue and via the Ovid website. LWWonline (Ovid) titles are in HTML format.
EBSCO eBook collection titles appear individually via the Library catalogue.
From the Library catalogue, you are taken directly to an entry for the individual title. Click on "View this eBook" to browse contents or search within the fulltext of the eBook. EBSCO eBook titles are provided as PDF files.*
For further information about using EBSCO eBooks, visit the help pages on their website.
Oxford Reference Online titles appear individually via the Library catalogue.
The collection contains a variety of general and subject specific reference resources. This includes English dictionaries, thesauri, English language reference titles, visual references, bilingual dictionaries, subject dictionaries and companion guides.
Information for new users of Oxford Reference Online is available on their website.
The Library also subscribes to the Oxford English Dictionary online.
The Safari Tech Books collection contains technical books in the areas of programming and IT.
Safari titles are accessible individually via the Library catalogue.
If accessed as a collection, Safari eBooks can be browsed by category or you can search across the full-text of the collection. The format is HTML and individual pages can be printed or emailed.
The Library has access to the 2005-2012 Springer eBook collections which includes all their eBooks published in those years, as well as Lecture Note Series and eReference Work titles. Subject coverage includes: Architecture, design and arts; behavioural sciences, humanities, social sciences and law; business and economics; computer science and mathematics; medicine, biomedicine and life sciences; chemistry and material sciences, earth and environmental science, engineering, and physics and astronomy.
The SpringerLink platform is the access point for all Springer's electronic publishing so while you can search for just eBooks, it is also possible to search for information in Springer eJournals and other publications at the same time.
UB has purchased a selection of eBooks published by Wiley in the following subject areas: business; earth & environmental science; engineering & computer science; food science; mathematics & statistics; nursing; and psychology.
Wiley eBook titles are accessible individually via the Library catalogue. Wiley eBooks are in PDF format.*
There is also a wide variety of publicly available eBooks on the world wide web. Examples include:
DOAB provides access to over 1000 academic peer-reviewed books from several different publishers and can be accessed from the DOAB website. Titles also appear individually in the Library catalogue. DOAB access is provided by individual publishers via links to the publisher's website. Individual publishers may provide access to the publications in a variety of file formats.
From the Library catalogue, you are taken directly to the CSIRO Publishing page for the eBook. The eBooks can be read online via the ‘Read online’ or ‘Download my book’ buttons which are displayed below the eBook title, which also allows direct links to chapters and sections of the book. Please note you will require Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher and Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher to view CSIRO Publishing titles. Note that pop-ups will need to be allowed/enabled to access CSIRO Publishing titles.
In accordance with Australian copyright legislation, limited printing and copying is allowed of a CSIRO Publishing eBook - once those limits are reached, CSIRO Publishing software will prohibit further copying or printing for that particular user. When selecting to 'Read Online', you may have to register with eb20 Online Reader (registration is free) to enable the print function.
Note that Adobe Digital Editions is required to enable downloading and viewing of titles.Further information is available from the CSIRO Publishing website.