eBooks

Finding eBooks

You can search for most eBooks using Library Search.

To limit search results to eBooks, use the 'eBook' filter to the left of the search results screen.

Using eBooks

You can access and read eBooks on all your devices. IT Services provide advice and support for mobile technology (smartphones and tablets).

Copyright restrictions

eBooks are protected by copyright law in the same way as printed books.

Publishers and copyright owners determine how much of an eBook you can print, copy or download as summarised below.

123 library ebooks

Printing and downloading

Information on printing and dowloading is available here: Printing and downloading

Technical specification for browsers

Technical specification for browser information can be found here: Technical specification for browsers

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Askews & Holts

Printing and copying

Askews & Holts' online guidance provides instructions and advice on how to use features such as notes, copy selection and printing.

Print, copy and download permissions may vary from collection to collection depending on the sensitivity and rights available for the content. The print function is limited to a certain number of pages for security and depends on the maximum number of pages allowed by that title.

Some Askews & Holts eBooks have restricted access. This means only a limited number of people (usually a single user) can use the eBook at any one time. When the limit of users is reached, you can place a reservation. You can do this on up to five items at any one time. You will join a queue for each item and you will receive email notification when the book is available for you. You will need to activate your reservation within 24 hours of notification.

Downloading

Users can download books, though download permissions may vary from collection to collection depending on the sensitivity and rights available for the Content. Copyright law is still applicable. The Askews & Holts online download guidance offers advice and instruction on viewing your downloaded content.

Please only download the eBook for the number of days that you actually need it for. One credit is used per day. After download the book cannot be kept forever - access will be denied after the selected number of days. However the eBook can be re-downloaded as often as required.

Askews & Holts eBooks are made available with an annual credit limit. If the number of credits run out, the eBook may become unavailable for a short time while the library purchases additional credits.

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Brill ebooks

Printing and copying

Information on printing and copying is available here: Printing and copying

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Cambridge Companions Online and Cambridge Books Online

Printing and copying

Users may access, search and view individual chapters for personal use only. Print, copy and download permissions may vary from collection to collection depending on the sensitivity and rights available for the content. Unless otherwise stated in the Terms of Use, users may make copies, printed or otherwise, of one chapter or up to 5% of the pages from each Cambridge Companions Online title, whichever is greater.

Downloading

Not protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). Users can download chapter by chapter, though download permissions may vary from collection to collection depending on the sensitivity and rights available for the Content. Copyright law is still applicable

Not protected by DRM. Users can download chapter by chapter. Copyright law is still applicable.

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Ebsco ebooks

Printing and downloading

Information on printing and dowloading is available here: Printing and downloading

Please note: Ebooks with a license for one copy cannot be downloaded if already in use by another user.

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Elsevier Elibrary

Printing, copying and downloading

Please see this video tutorial for instructions.

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

ICE Virtual Library

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

IEEE Xplore

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Lyell Collection

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Oxford Scholarship Online

Printing and copying

Users can print up to a single chapter from each Oxford Scholarship Online title, or up to 5% of the pages of any title, whichever is greater.

Downloading

Users can download an individual chapter from each Oxford Scholarship Online title, or up to 5% of the pages of any title, whichever is greater.

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Project Muse ebooks

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

ProQuest ebook Central

Printing and copying

Users can print chapters, sections or pages for use in research within the copyright restrictions of the title. Users can print up to 40% of the total pages of the eBook and can copy up to 20% of the total pages of the eBook. Please note that if you copy a line of text, this counts as an entire page. Your remaining copying and printing allowance for each title will be displayed when you log in. Your printing and copying allowance will not reset each time you log in.

Proquest Ebook Central titles are subject to concurrency limitations and in certain circumstances the Ebook Central system may stop you from gaining access while other members of the University are using the same book. On these occasions you may need to return to the eBook at a later time.

Downloading

Publishers and copyright owners determine how much of any particular title can be copied or printed. Your eBook may also be displayed page by page. In order to protect the copyright holder's content, users cannot download the entire eBook in one go.

Proquest Ebook Central titles are subject to concurrency limitations and in certain circumstances the Proquest Ebook Central system may prevent you from gaining access while other members of the University are using the same book. On these occasions you may need to return to the eBook at a later time.

Some Proquest Ebook Central titles are EPUB titles and not available for online reading. For further information please see:

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

ScienceDirect

Printing and copying

Users may print content from the website for their own personal, non-commercial use, provided that they keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Users may not engage in systematic retrieval of content from the website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without prior written permission from Elsevier.Downloading

Users may download content from the website for their own personal, non-commercial use, provided that they keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Users may not engage in systematic retrieval of content from the website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without prior written permission from Elsevier.

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Printing and copying

Not protected by DRM. Users can print chapter by chapter. Copyright law is still applicable.

Downloading

Not protected by DRM. Users can download chapter by chapter. Copyright law is still applicable.

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Taylor and Francis

Printing and copying

Please see here for guidance:

Accessibility

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Wiley Online Library

Accessibility and user guide

You can view the accessibility statement here: Accessibility statement

Contacts

For help or advice on accessing electronic resources, please email:
e-library@bristol.ac.uk

For subject-specific help, please contact your subject librarian.

For technical help, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Suggest an eBook purchase

If there is an eBook you would like us to buy, please fill out the form. Please be aware that not all printed books are available as eBooks.

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