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University of Newcastle Library Guides

eBooks: What's an eBook?

An independent scholarly press publishing books

What's an eBook?

The library has access to extensive eBook collections providing anywhere access to texts and scholarly resources.

An eBook, also known as an electronic book or digital book, is a book that

  • exists in electronic form
  • is available online in a full text format
  • can be published in a range of file formats such as epub, pdf, mobi or azw.

UON Library eBooks are designed for research and can be read on

  • eReaders
  • desktop computers
  • laptop computers
  • smart phone/tablet devices.

Printing, copying and downloading features vary between eBook publishers.

  • This usually requires your computer or device to have special software installed.


    Please note:

The option to download allows you to receive the content from eBooks but

it does not allow you to save the book.

eBook Collections

Bentham eBooks

eBooks from all areas of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Berghahn ebooks

An independent scholarly press publishing books in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Access via IG Library

Books24x7 BusinessPro Collection

Includes corporate case studies, latest trends on leadership, marketing strategies, supply chain, business modeling and project management.
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Access to a range of titles associated with Health, Nursing and Midwifery.

Cambridge Companions Online

Collections of specially commissioned essays introducing major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. Covers Literature, the Classics, Philosophy, Music, Religion and Culture.

DOAB: directory of open access books

Open access to almost 2500 academic peer-reviewed books that are available under an Open Access license (such as a Creative Commons license).

eBook collection (EBSCOHost)

Subject areas include architecture, business, education, engineering, health, history, philosophy, religion, sciences, and social sciences.

Ebrary academic collection (Proquest)

Subject areas include business and economics, computers and IT, education, engineering, history, language, literature, politics, medicine, nursing, and sciences.

Kogan Page ebook collection

Collection of business & management, health, social sciences and humanities ebooks.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Multidisciplinary ebook platform/database covering a wide range of subjects including education, health, business, management, politics, history, literature, and information technology.

Springer eBook collection

Covers Behavioral Science, Business and Economics, Professional and Applied Computing, Physics and Astronomy, Medicine, Mathematics and Statistics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Engineering, Earth and Environmental Science, Computer Science, Chemistry and Materials Science and Biomedical and Life Sciences, published between 2005-2011.
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Springer Publishing Company eBooks

Medical subject areas of nursing, psychology, gerontology, social work, counseling, public health, and rehabilitation.

Taylor and Francis eBooks

Collection of ebooks in Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law.

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