The Library purchases individual titles from Dawsonera and they are all available via Library SmartSearch. You can also search Dawsonera as a single database of e-books which will include titles that the Library does not have a licence to view online. You may not be able to access every title but it will give you an insight as to what is available and you can notify your Information Specialist if you would like to access something for your research.
In order to download the e-book, you'll need to log in to your Ebsco account. You can create an account at the time you download the item.
In order to access a title on the VitalSource platform:
Within VitalSource you can download the Bookshelf which helps you to interact with the eBooks. Please find out more at https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us
View Ask the Library for Frequently Asked Questions related to eBook use. However, the most popular questions are listed below:
Printing and copying from e-books
E-books are subject to DRM (Digital Rights Management) controls. In order to download an e-book:
When downloading e-books, please bear the following in mind:
Are you unable to access an e-book?
Some e-books are restricted to a single user or 3 concurrent users. The e-book may have reached the limit of users logged in at the same time. If this is the case, you can place a reservation or try again later. If the problem persists please notify your Information Specialist and we will investigate whether we can purchase additional licences.
Hints and Tips
If you experience a problem accessing an e-book please let us know. Contact your Information Specialist with the details of the book you are trying to access. A screenshot of the error message is also really useful