Derby University Ebooks

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Derby University Ebooks

To access the e-book, click on the title of the book you wish to look at. On the next page which gives you more details about the book, there will be a small green arrow next to a link for the platform hosting the e-book (see below). Clicking on this link will take you to the website that holds the full-text of the e-book. Please ensure that you are logged into UDo before you follow any links from the catalogue, as it is your UDo login details that allow you access to these resources.

For Dawsonera books, once you’re on the Dawsonera platform, you will need to click on the icon that looks like a computer monitor (which you will find below the book description) to read the full-text of the e-book.

This guide is designed to introduce students on the Return to Practice programmes to search skills and resources, as well as to equip them for delivering a flipped classroom presentation to their librarian

You can use the library catalogue, available either in the Library on stand-alone PCs or online via the Library’s website, to search for a variety of materials. All books, e-books, print journals, DVDs and videos are indexed on the catalogue.

It is best to search by Author (just the surname) or Keyword (a keyword from the book’s title). The catalogue will tell you the location of the book (called the shelfmark number), number of copies, the type of loan (reference-only, standard, i.e. three weeks, or one week loan) and the due date, if a copy is currently on loan. Books can be reserved and renewed via the catalogue.

E-books are especially useful if you only want to read a short section of the book. You can search e-books, make notes, bookmark sections and, within copyright restrictions, print out pages.

The library catalogue will return results that include e-book titles and this is the most effective way to search our e-book collection. If you have selected to search for books at a specific library no e-books will be returned in your list of search results, so do make sure this option is not selected. If you want to limit your results to just e-books, you can select eBooks from either the Format or Collections option in the left-hand column of the results screen.

To read an e-book, click on the title of the book and then the link to the e-book supplier next to the green arrow as shown below. Key suppliers are Dawsonera, EBL, MyiLibrary, Netlibrary and Taylor & Francis.


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