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How to find an e-book: Quick guide

3 easy steps to accessing an e-book

How to find an e-book in 3 easy steps


1.  Carry out a library search

Look for the e-resource symbol in the results list or refine your search to just online sources.




2.  Access through the library catalogue


Look for the hyperlink.

Some records contain details of both print books and e-books. If you can't see a link from the results list page,  click on the book title to open the record.


3.  Login and view the e-book

View the e-book online or download.

If you are off-campus you will need to login using your university email address and password.

UoE registered staff and students should always login when prompted with your University username and password. 


You do not need the alternative login with separate library card number and PIN - that is used by users external to the University.

A small number of databases require a special username and password.  These details are available via the username and passwords page for registered users.


Our e-books sit on a variety of different platforms. While they may look slightly different, they all are organised in a similar way.

If the e-book doesn't open immediately, look for the PDF or hyperlink to open it. Alternatively, you may need to open a chapter to access the e-book.

If you need help, contact us.

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