Answered By: E-library Team
Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2016     Views: 260

Only where the publisher permits. You can download short sections such as chapters and, where the publisher permits, whole ebooks onto your own device from several of our e-book platforms:

  • Cancer Handbook published by Wiley
  • DawsonEra - about 1,000 titles
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost - a few hundred titles
  • eDuke Scholarly Books - about 2,000 titles
  • Emerald business series and social social science series - about 1,200 titles published up to 2011
  • Encyclopedia of risk analysis and assessment published by Wiley
  • Encyclopedia of Social Measurement published by Gale
  • ICE Virtual Library - 4 titles
  • IEEE Xplore (IEEE-MIT Press, Morgan & Claypool, Wiley-IEEE) - about 1,300 titles
  • IET - about 100 titles published up to 2013
  • InfoSci books - 26 titles
  • MyiLibrary - about 7,000 titles
  • Safari Techbooks (various publishers) - 50 titles
  • SAGE Knowledge Business & Management, SAGE Research Methods - nearly 400 titles
  • ScienceDirect - about 500 titles published up to 2008
  • Springer Link - about 11,000 titles (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, or Mathematics only)
  • Westlaw - 11 titles
  • Worldmark Encyclopaedia of Cultures and Daily Life published by Gale

eDuke, Emerald, Gale, IEEE, IET, InfoSci, SAGE, ScienceDirect, Springer, Westlaw, Wiley: you may download a DRM-free PDF file. You may keep a copy for your personal use but you must destroy the copy when you leave Brunel. Use Adobe Reader DC to read the content.

Dawsonera: if permitted, the download is a PDF file, only accessible for up to 24 hours. Use Adobe Reader DC to read the content.

eBooks on EBSCOhost: you may email yourself a a DRM-free PDF of a short range of pages. You may keep a copy for your personal use but you must destroy the copy when you leave Brunel. Use Adobe Reader DC to read the content.

MyiLibrary: downloads are available on certain titles only, for up to three days. You may place a hold on items which have been checked out by another reader. You will need to register a personal MyiLibrary account. You will also need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions version 4.5 (ADE), which requires you to register a separate, personal account which you must use to access the DRM-protected content.



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