Monday, 17 November 2014

Tips on using the Library and its resources: No. 6 - ebooks

Tips on using the Library and its resources: No. 6

This week - how to find and access ebooks

All our ebooks are on our Library catalogue http://vufind.lib.bbk.ac.uk/vufind/ - just search for them as you would search for a print book, by author, by title or by subject.

If we have any ebooks that match your search, you will see Electronic under the Format menu on the right hand side of the screen. The number next to it tells you how many ebooks match your search.


Click on Electronic to see a list of only the ebooks. To log in to an ebook, click on Click here to access ebook. You will need your ITS username and password.










Different publishers have different restrictions on how much you can print and download from their books.
Some restrict the number of pages you can print or download, and it will tell you how many you can have when you click on the print or download icons within the ebook.
Some allow you to download the entire book but only for a short period, such as 24 hours.

All of them allow you to read on screen and most have tables of contents at the side of the screen that enable you to jump to particular chapters or sections. Many of them also allow you to search the books for words and phrases.

If you have any problems accessing an ebook, please contact our help desk

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