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E-books: Finding e-books

A guide to finding and using e-books

Finding e-books using Enterprise

The Library has purchased thousands of e-books, all of which can be found using the Library catalogue Enterprise.

Enter your search terms into the search box and once you’ve received your results list, limit your results using the Online and Book filters on the left-hand side.

Enterprise search filters

Your results should now only include e-books. To read the e-book, follow the Click here for online access link and enter your university username and password.

Search Enterprise now using the box below:

Accessing e-books and online journal articles on your online reading list

If your reading list is one of the new online lists, you can see immediately which items are e-books and access them directly.

If the item cited on your list is available online, you will see 'View online' next to the title on the list.

Finding e-books using Summon

Most of our e-books can now also be found in Summon, the Library’s discovery service. Using Summon will give you more results, as it is often able to search for your words at chapter-level.

To only see e-books in your results list, select the Publication Type E-book from the limits on the left-hand side. 

Summon e-book search filter

You will need to refine your search even further to get results which are most relevant to you and the topic you are searching for. Look at the Library’s guide on Summon for search tips, including how to limit your results.

Search Summon using the box below (it is already set up to limit to books):

Why can't I access this e-book?

Some platforms only allow an e-book to be viewed by one or sometimes three people at a time.

If you get a message saying the e-book is already in use, take a quick break and try accessing it again after a few minutes.

If you’re experiencing technical difficulties accessing e-books, please get in touch with us via the Problem Report Form.