Consult your reading list (QAHE Libraries ● University Library) to find the resources recommended by lecturers for your modules.
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Use VLeBooks for a range of ebooks. For further information read a guide or watch a short video.
Ebooks may be accessed directly from VLeBooks or via the QA library catalogue. Read the guide for further information.
University ebooks are accessed via the university's library catalogue.
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When using this site, search results will include both ebooks and printed books located in Ulster. Refine your search to ebooks only.
University credentials are required to access ebooks (B00 number, university email address and Blackboard password).
Google Books is open access, meaning login details are not required.
Millions of scanned books, but usually only partial copies.
Some books are more appropriate for academic study than others, therefore check:
Who are the authors: are they researchers or university tutors or experienced professionals/practitioners? Does the book have endorsements from other researchers?
For whom it is written: various books are written for different audiences, e.g. general public, undergraduate or postgraduate students, and specialists in a particular subject.
Who is the publisher: have they published other academic titles? If the publisher is obscure or unknown to you, check again for reputable author and endorsements.
When was the book published: some titles in Google Books are not the latest editions.