eBooks

eBooks have several advantages over print books.

  • Provide 24 hour off-campus access
  • Cannot be overdue - hence no fines
  • Free up valuable library space
  • Provide value-added functionality such as keyword searching.

Accessing eBooks at the Library

Access eBooks on FindIt@Bham and search by eBook title or searching for a provider (eg Ebrary, MyiLibrary - see below under eBook collections).

Also see our Mobile devices page for information on accessing eBooks and other eResources on Smartphones and other portable devices. 

 eBook collections

eBooks are offered from key providers in order to supply the widest, most relevant collection of eBooks for its users.

  • Ebrary - More than 13000 titles over a wide range of subjects. Now in 'quick view' or fuller functions using the eBrary Reader.
  • MyiLibrary - An ever growing collection currently containing over 3,200 titles and covers a range of subjects.
  • ACLS Humanities Collection - Contains over 4000 full-text Humanities titles and represents over 250 academic and learned societies.  Titles are continuously being added to the collection.
  • Cambridge Books Online - Applied Linguistics and Film & Media collections
  • Eighteenth Century Books Online - Original documents in digitized form.
  • Elsevier: Health Sciences, and Clinical Medicine.
  • Knovel - Covering a range of engineering subjects.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - French, German, Italian, Spanish.
  • Oxford Medical Handbooks Online.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online - Key titles for Political Science and History.

For more details on specific eBooks please contact the relevant Subject Advisor.

 

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