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Digital Resources: eBooks

The easiest way to find eBooks is by searching the Library Catalogue (TAFEcat)

  • Using the Quick search, type in your search term
  • Select 'Western Sydney Institute Libraries' as your library
  • Choose 'eBooks' from the drop-down Limit to eResources list.

The catalogue results will include links to the eBooks and most are accessible using your TAFE username and password.

 

Over 100 titles available covering a wide range of disciplines including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences and environmental management. Browse all CSIRO eBooks

Access

You may need a password to access CSIRO ebooks which is available in Equella.

Reading online

CSIRO eBooks load into the eb20 Reader which enables you to read the full text of any CSIRO Publishing ebook within your web browser, without the need to download and install separate software programs.

Copy, Email and Print

  • It is possible to Copy text to use in your reports and other documents.

  • The text from individual pages can be Emailed to your email address.

  • You can Print individual pages from CSIRO eBooks. 

  • The total number of pages that can be copied, emailed or printed varies from book to book and is set by CSIRO Publishing.

Download to your device

  • You can download CSIRO books to your computer or mobile device for a loan period up to 30 days.

  • You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions if downloading eBooks to a personal computer or Bluefire if downloading to a mobile device. This software is free.

  • You will also need an Adobe ID

  • Contact your Library if you require assistance

Full-text electronic books on subjects such as history, languages, sociology, economics, computer science, psychology and religion.

Search EBSCO eBooks

Access

You will need your TAFE username and password to access EBSCOhost eBooks

Reading online

EBSCO eBooks load into the eBook Viewer which enables you to read the full text online within your web browser, without the need to download and install separate software programs.

Copy, Email and Print

  • The ability to Copy and Paste is only available on selected eBooks
  • Pages can be Emailed to your email address.
  • You can Print pages from EBSCO eBooks. 
  • The total number of pages that can be copied, emailed or printed varies from book to book and is set by EBSCOhost.

Download to your device

  • You can download EBSCOhost books to your computer or mobile device for a loan period up to 14 days.
  • You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions if downloading eBooks to a personal computer or Bluefire if downloading to a mobile device. This software is free.
  • You will also need an Adobe ID and a My EBSCOhost account
  • Contact your Library if you require assistance

Over 130 titles available covering Information Technology and Business topics. Browse all Safari eBooks

Access

The password required to access Safari eBooks is available in Equella or from the library staff. Use the 'PERSONAL & CORPORATE ACCOUNT USERS' sign in.

Reading online

Safari eBooks load into the Content Reader which enables you to read the full text online within your web browser, without the need to download and install separate software programs.

Email and Print

  • A link to individual pages can be Emailed to your email address.
  • You can Print individual pages from Safari eBooks. 

Download to your device

Safari eBooks are only available to read online. They cannot be downloaded for offline access. Contact your Library if you require assistance.

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