Online research resources:

Ebooks

Using textbooks effectively

Activity

Consult the reading lists to find the resources recommended by lecturers for your course.

To find ebooks by author, title or topic, use the QAHE and the London Metropolitan University library catalogues.

Access the QAHE library catalogue.

Read the Library Catalogue guide for further information.

VLeBooks is a platform where you can use ebooks.

Read the VLeBooks guide for further information.

Access the London Metropolitan University library catalogue.

Find Online Resources: Type in the author, title or topic you are looking for.

Refine your results by: Library Catalogue and Online.

To find more ebooks, use Google Books.

Google Books gives you access to millions of scanned books, usually only their fragments, not full text. It searches inside books; therefore, it is good for researching topics normally covered on only few pages in large volumes.

Some books are better and more appropriate for academic study than others, therefore always check:

· Who are the authors: are they researchers or university tutors or experienced professionals/practitioners? Does the book have endorsements from other researchers and university tutors?

· For whom it is written: various books are written for different audiences, e.g. general public, undergraduate or postgraduate students, specialists in a particular subject. Choose those that you can understand and leave aside those that don’t make sense or seem too basic.

· Who is the publisher: have they published other academic titles? If the publisher is obscure or unknown to you, check again that the author is a reputable researcher and that the book has endorsements from other researchers and academic institutions.

Reference books from Google Books as ebooks:

Author (Year) Title of Book. (Edition - if not first edition.) Place of Publication: Publisher. Available at: books.google.com (date Accessed).