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E-books: Home

Finding and using our Online books

Searching for E-books

  • Most of our E-books will be found in Library Search (above).  Narrow your results by selecting Books, then Full Text Online (see below)
  • Click on the title of the book, to see the full details (for example Licence details , and options to save a citation for a booklist, or EndNote software)
  • Then click on View Full Text
  • You may then be asked to login with your usual University of Dundee username and password


Full details of the E-books (Licence, citation, description)

Licence terms and numbers of users

  • By clicking on the title of an E-book, you will see fuller details, such as a description of contents, links to citation information, and download options for Bibliographic software such as EndNote.
  •  Licence terms are normally available.  These may be useful if you need to check whether any of the text may be printed out or downloaded.
  • You will also see a Public note if there are any special restrictions - for example if only one person at a time can view a particular E-book
  • Most of the E-books at the University of Dundee allow multiple concurrent users to access each title

Using E-books at Dundee

  • The Library buys books in electronic format whenever possible
  • We have thousands of online books, and all of them can be read on any computer which is connected to the Internet
  • Many can also be downloaded for a period of time to laptops, tablets, and other devices, for reading offline
  • You can usually print out up to 5% of an online book
  • Our e-books come from many different publishers or suppliers, and offer different levels of functionality
  • The host sites always include detailed Help pages, or User guides
  • Due to licensing restrictions, our e-books are only available to current staff and students of the University of Dundee
  • You can find our e-books through Library search (see left hand side of this page), and on the publishers' sites (see the other tabs on this guide)

Our E-book Collections

Details on downloading, printing and other features available are included on the tabs in this guide