The University Library provides access to hundreds of eBooks related to the University curriculum. You can search across our eBook collections using the search box. Just make a search and refine your results to 'eBooks'.
Click on 'E-resource' then on 'Access full-text' to access the desired eBook.
All our eBooks can be searched for in this way. If you can't find what you're looking for:
- go to subject guides to see a selection of eBooks for your studies
- browse our eBook platforms listed below
- Browse through our new acquisitions
At the Library, we use the following eBook vendors:
- Ebook Central (PROQUEST)
Online tutorials and other information on using ebook central, here.
- EbscoHost eBooks (EBSCO)
Online tutorials and other information on using EbscoHost ebook collection, here.
To access any of the electronic resources provided by International Space University Library, you will be prompted to login with your ISU username and password. The majority of eBooks can be read on and off campus. Just follow the links in the Library online catalog for the easiest access.
eBooks are easy to read online using a computer or a mobile device. You need an internet or wi-fi connection. Most eBooks displays as PDF files using Adobe.
Reading eBooks offline
Different eBook databases use the terms 'Borrowing', 'Loan', ' Download' or 'Check-Out'. However, this is not the same as borrowing a print book from the shelves. Choosing one of these options enables you to read an eBook offline for a prescribed period of time. This could be a week, a day, or an eBook viewing session that finishes when you log off. Borrowing eBooks does not require your library card, only your ISU username and password.
Most eBook publishers require you to download additional software such as Adobe Digital Editions to save or download an eBook.
Information about personal MyEBSCOhost accounts
Before you can download an ebook, you must login to your personal account. To create a new account click on Sign in (in EBSCOhost) at the top of the page and follow the instructions.
Google Sign In now available. As of October 2018 it is possible to create a personal MyEBSCohost account using your Google (Gmail) credentials.
Printing, copying and downloading eBooks
Copyright applies to eBooks too!
Each eBook database has different restrictions on downloading, copying and printing. Some publishers permit downloading portions of an eBook for printing or reading later. Other publishers may only allow reading online.
If you use an eBook for your research, you must reference it using the correct format. At the university, we use the Anglia Ruskin Harvard style. Follow the examples available from the Anglia Ruskin's Referencing Guide.
Author, Initials., Year, Title of book. [e-book] Place of publication: Publisher. Followed by Available through: International Space University University Library website <http://isulibrary.isunet.edu/opac/> [Accessed date].
eBook platforms provide a "Cite this book" feature or allow you to export the citation details to your reference management software.
Open access platforms
Over 500 textbooks in a range of subjects (economics & finance, engineering, IT & programming, Marketing & law, natural sciences...).
Directory of Open Access books (DOAB)
A collection of freely available academic eBooks in a wide range of subjects.
Publications from the European Union.
European Space Agency (ESA) Publications
Publications from the European Space Agency.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) e-books
Collection of history, aeronautics and science eBooks.
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)
Academic ebooks in the social sciences and humanities.
Open Edition brings together four platforms dedicated to electronic resources and academic information in the humanities and social sciences.
Open Textbook Library
An alliance of academic institutions committed to access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.
A collection of over 13000 freely available eBooks.
The National Academies Press (USA)
Freely available collection on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health.
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
Open access eBooks, working papers and reports, and ejournals published by the World Bank.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Knowledge Repository
Freely available book, reports, brochures and periodicals of topics in climate change, disasters & conflicts, ecosystem management, chemicals & waste, resource efficiency.
List of all open access books.
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