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Research: eBooks: Reference

Request the Library to purchase an Ebook for your assignment

Ebook Central
You can see the entire Proquest Ebook Central Catalogue of 500,000 resources by entering your search term in the box above.  You may browse any title for 5 minutes, and if it's one we don't already own, it will say 'request this book from your library', which means you can email the Library to ask us to purchase it if you like it, or simply rent it for a day so you can quickly take the notes you need during that day.
SIGN IN WITH YOUR STUDENT NUMBER AS YOUR USERNAME.
We will attend to your request as quickly as possible!

Infobase Non-Fiction

24/7 access from home to eBooks on topics you're researching.

These do not need to be borrowed - just read online or download.

LOGIN TO THE 'BARCODE' SPACE WITH YOUR STUDENT ID NUMBER.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Non-Fiction

24/7 access from home to eBooks on topics you're researching.

THESE DO NOT NEED A LOGIN - JUST READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD.

Ebooks at BBC

BBC now has a huge range of eBooks available for students and staff. They are accessible on several different platforms. Just click on your preferred one, whether it's for fiction or non-fiction eBooks. Wheelers eBooks are for 2 week loans; EBL, Infobase and Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks are available to everyone simultaneously, for any length of time.

The basics
The BBC Library provides access to a number of different e-book collections. You can choose from the specific e-book collections (such as EBL, Wheelers, etc.) for more details. Each one has a slightly different design to access, download and print an e-book.

ALTERNATIVELY, you can simply visit the Library Catalogue, search for all the resources on your topic, and choose an orange icon  source on that topic (if one exists), which will be an ebook.

Apps
Some e-book providers have their own, or recommended apps, which will be prominently displayed on their home page. They can allow you to access and read e-books from your mobile device.

Contact us for e-book help
jking@bbc.qld.edu.au