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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017 URL: http://guides.lib.strath.ac.uk/ebooks Print Guide RSS Updates

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About Ebooks

How can I find an ebook?

You can search for individual titles using SUPrimo, as you would for any book.

Ebooks are easily identified in SUPrimo, just click on the title or   link.

Most ebooks are included in SUPrimo. Search by title, author or keywords. You can use the Show only options on the left hand-side of the screen to narrow your search to ebooks. 


Alternatively, you can search our EResources page for a list of ebook collections.

Also, visit our Subject help guide  for more detailed information about useful resources for your area of study.


How do I view the content of ebooks?

 Most ebooks are subscription based, you will need to login with your University of Strathclyde DS username and password to view the full content.  

Most ebooks give you full-text access online, but restrict the amount you can print or download in accordance with UK copyright.  

Some of the ebook collections limit the number of concurrent users who can access them. 

A small number of ebooks are published as Open Access, meaning they are freely available to view online. 


 

 

 

Help.

 If you are experiencing problems downloading an ebook from the Library catalogue,

please check you have the following:

 You have an account with Adobe ID - https://accounts.adobe.com

Register for an Adobe ID, you will need this to install the Adobe apps.

 Install the following two free apps:

https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/otherversions/

http://www.bluefirereader.com/faq.html

If you are still experiencing a problem accessing the ebook title, please email help@strath.ac.uk or phone 0141 548 4444.

When emailing or calling, it would be helpful if you could also indicate:

  • what browser you are using
  • what device you are using
  • which operating system you have installed 
  • and include a screenshot.

 

 

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