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eBooks at Strathclyde: Palgrave Connect

About Palgrave Connect

Palgrave connect provides access to Ebooks published by Palgrave for subjects included in Humanities, Social Science and Business.  


You have access to over 6000 titles, all of which are available to print, copy, download or read online.  There is unlimited concurrent user access, which allows a whole class to use the same ebook at the same time.  

The content can be found in 12 subject collections:

Business and Management                      Economics and Finance                                          History 

Political Science                                        International Relations & Development                 Social Sciences

Media and Culture                                     Education                                                                  Language and Linguistics

Literature                                                    Theatre and Performance                                       Religion and Philosophy    

Accessing ebooks on Palgrave Connect

Finding Ebooks on Palgrave Connect

All the Palgrave Connect ebooks can be found using SUPrimo. When you find a Palgrave Connect Ebook in SUPrimo, click the "Electronic resource" link.


You will need to login to use Palgrave Connect off-campus.

  • From the Palgrave Connect homepage select the Institutional Login at the top left of the page
  • In the Location box, select United Kingdom, then select University of Strathclyde from the list of institutions OR
  • Search for University of Strathclyde in the Search box
  • From the University of Strathclyde SSO page enter your username and password

You will not need to login if you are on-campus.

Can I read all the Ebooks on Palgrave Connect?

No, you will see a padlock icon next to each title, if you have access the padlock will be green   or yellow   

If you can't access a title the padlock will be red but you can preview the content page and normally the introduction.

If you are searching Palgrave Connect and want to limit results to items where you have full-text access:

  • Choose the option to Browse the Ebooks your institution has access to using the button  on the Palgrave Connect Homepage OR
  • Use the Advanced Search option at the top of the Palgrave Connect homepage, and at the bottom of the search page, tick Hide Unsubscribed Content

All the titles available to you can be found on  SUPrimo.

"Trial access"

Trial access.

If you see "trial acccess" on one of our Palgrave ebooks, this means that the university has access to this ebook on a trial basis. You can still read and download the entire ebook.

Just click on "book download" and select PDF.


Downloading to EReaders and mobile devices

Send to Kindle

Many Palgrave Connect Ebooks (though not all) provide a Send to Kindle  download option.  Before you can use this service you need to know your Kindle email address, and you need to add Palgrave Connect to your approved email settings on your kindle account.

Don't know your kindle email account?:

  • Go the Amazon Kindle website and choose the option to Manage your Kindle and sign in using your amazon account.  NB the link in this guide is to the UK Amazon Kindle website, you need to ensure you use the correct site for the country your Kindle was registered in.
  • Sign-in with your amazon account
  • From the Kindle Account area, select Manage your devices and select the device you want to send the ebook to.
  • In the top area you will see the details of the email address for your Kindle, it normally ends

Adding Palgrave Connect to your personal email settings:

  • Login to your Amazon Kindle account as shown above
  • In the Kindle account area select Personal Document Settings
  • Under Approved Personal Documents Email list select Add a new approved email address
  • Add the email address

Once you have amended your settings you can use the Send to Kindle download option in Palgrave Connect.

Mobiles, Tablet and iPads

Many Palgrave Connect Ebooks (though not all) provide a Mobile  download option.  These are provided in the EPub format.  Before you try to access these using your own device it is recommended that you install the BlueFire Reader App to your device, which can be found in the Apple Store, or Google Play.

You will also need to ensure that you have an EPub reader, such as Adobe Digital Editions installed.

To download to a mobile device, search for what you want to download on your device, and choose the Mobile download option.

Choose to download using the Bluefire App.  The book will download into your Bluefire Reader Library where you can access it.

See the Bluefire Reader User Guide for more information about using the app.

Trial access

"Trial access" -  you may see this on some Palgrave ebooks. You can still read the entire ebook, click on "Book download" and select PDF.

Please see screenshot below.

Examples of Palgrave Connect Ebooks

When you click the book image or title you will be taken to the record on SUPrimo, from here you can open the link to the ebook.