Download ebooks to your Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad, Android or Sony eReader

Did you know you can download an ebook, or a section of an ebook to read offline?

Two ebook providers, Ebrary and Dawson, offer this option, allowing you the convenience of downloading and reading information for when you haven’t got an internet connection.

Ebrary

You can create an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range: 

  • Same page limits as for printing.
  • Accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle.
  • Files do not expire.

Learn more:  http://0-support.ebrary.com.library.edgehill.ac.uk/?p=655

You can download an entire document as an ebook:
  • Accessible on most computers and devices.
  • You can have up to 10 documents at a time.
  • Documents can be full-document downloaded for 14 days. (Single-user-only documents can be full-document downloaded for 7 days.)
  • There is no need to return items: they will auto-delete after 14 days.

You need to install Adobe Digital Editions (free online). For a guide, go to http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/id/document/5748
For a guide on reading on your smartphone go to http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1388/

NEW! Download to your Kindle Fire find out how at http://support.ebrary.com/kb/ebrary-books-on-kindle-fire/

Dawsonera

You can download an ebook from the Full Title Display of the Reader portal:
  • Read the ebook offline utilising Adobe Reader© controls.
  • Navigate through the ebook using the nested Table of Contents on the left-hand side.
  • During the download period, you can make annotations and highlight text.
  • Please note it is not possible to print or copy offline.
  • The book will auto-delete after the chosen loan period (1-3 days).

Learn more: http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/2708/

New Material for all our Libraries

All the material in our University libraries has been suggested and recommended by the academic staff in liaison with staff from our Academic Services and Information Resources teams and –a very successful collaborative effort!

Since the start of the academic year, 2011/2012 up to today, we can report that, we have placed, 4681 orders with our suppliers.  We have received and added to stock within the service 7,814 new items.

We now have an additional:

7303  Print books

370     E-books

124    DVD’s

17      Educational Kits

Who were they for?

Faculty of Health:                       1388  additional items

Faculty of Education:                 3272   additional items

Faculty of Arts and Science:      2643   additional items

Cross Faculty                                511   additional items             

We are ordering and receiving stock all the time and there are a further 1,395 orders already with the suppliers which will realise a further 3012 items expected to come in any day soon, ready for Semester 2 modules.

The remaining book fund will have orders placed over the next few months as further reading lists are submitted by the academic staff.

We encourage all our students to let us know if there are reading lists which they can’t find in the library catalogue or items not in stock which have been recommended by tutors. Students can contact us at librarian@edgehill.ac.uk

 

Information Resources ManagerColette Hughes

Information Resources Manager

 

New material for all our Libraries – it is all about resources!

All the material in our University libraries has been suggested and recommended by the academic staff in liaison with staff from our Information Resources and Academic services teams – a very successful collaborative effort!

From the start of the 2010/2011 academic year up to today, we can report that 7,868 new items have been added to our libraries.

What sort of things have we bought?
Printed books 7,547 books received
E-books 291 E-books received
DVD’s 26 DVD’s received
Kits 4 Kits received

Who were they for?

Faculty of Health: 2112 items added to stock

Faculty of Education: 2704 items added to stock

Faculty of Arts and Science: 3052 items added to stock

We are ordering and receiving stock all the time and there are a further 1,202 orders already with the suppliers which will realise a further 2,654 items expected to come in any day soon, ready for Semester 2 modules.

The remaining book fund will have orders placed over the next few months as further reading lists are submitted by the academic staff. We are planning a number of new ways to make our stock and resources more accessible, and one includes highlighting each month the new stock and e-resources we have received.

We also encourage all our students to let us know if there are reading lists which they can’t find in our library catalogue or items not in stock which have been recommended by tutors. Students can contact us at readinglists@edgehill.ac.uk.

Colette Hughes
Information Resources Manager