The electronic books or e-books provided by the College are electronic versions of printed books which can be read in full text via the Internet. The College has access to the content of over 8000 e-books. The majority of e-books are available on five main platforms or websites – MyiLibrary, Dawsonera, EBSCO, Ebrary and Safari.
The easiest way to find if a particular title is available as an e-book is to search the Library Catalogue just as you would for printed books. You can search for an author, title or keyword.
You may be asked for your college username and password to view the e-book.
The titles on Dawsonera have been selected by Academic Liaison Librarians to support subjects taught at the College. You can browse and search for titles on the Dawsonera platform or search for a title via the Library Catalogue.
The '5 Min Preview' option allows you to view titles that Bradford College Library has not purchased. If you think the title should be bought, click on the 'Suggest for Purchase' button which displays underneath the item details.
You can download the e-books to your computer, an Apple iOS or Android device for up to 7 days. You will lose access after this time but you can always go back and download the book again. Please see the Related Documents for step-by-step instructions.
A small number of the e-books on Dawsonera have resticted access. This means that we have a licence for only a couple of people to read the e-book at the same time. If the title you are using has reached its limit then you will be given the option to add yourself to a queue. This reserves the e-book and you will receive an email when the book becomes available.
You will be asked for your college username and password to view the e-books on Dawsonera.
You can find the latest service updates for Dawsonera on Twitter by following @DawsonEra
The titles on MyiLibrary have been selected by Academic Liaison Librarians to support subjects taught at the College. You can browse and search for titles on the MyiLibrary platform or search for a title via the Library Catalogue.
To access MyiLibrary off campus select your location "UK Access Management Federation" from the drop down menu under Institutional Access and click on "Go>>", then click on your institution - Bradford College - and enter your college username and password.
|eBooks for FE Collection (UK) is a collection of over 5000 e-books. The collection is related to Further Education studies in the UK and includes content from leading publishers, for example, Hodder Education, Bloomsbury UK, Kogan Page, and Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The collection supports studies relevant to the syllabus of examining bodies such as AQA, BTEC, Edexcel and OCR. Key subject areas include: Art ; Business & Management ; Child Development & Early Years; Computers and IT; Hospitality and Catering; Education; Fashion & Design; Health & Social Care; Media & Performing Arts; Sport, Leisure, Physical Education & Fitness; and Technology & Engineering. You can browse and search for titles on the EBSCO platform or via DISCOVER@ Bradford College|
This collection of over 400 e-books has been selected by FE Colleges for FE students. This collection includes core text titles for subjects taught in the College. You can browse and search for titles on the Ebrary platform or search for a title via the Library Catalogue.
This collection of 172 titles provides access to the full text of books on IT and computing from leading publishers. You can browse and search for titles on the Safari platform or search for a title via the Library Catalogue.
E-books for Reference
The Encyclopedia Britannica online.
Search this electronic library of 21 reference books for subjects such as child care, fashion, business, science, arts & humanities, and tourism.
Up-to-date information on contemporary social issues taken from a wide range of sources including newspaper archives, articles, key facts, government statistics, and key organisations.
Online access to drug, healthcare and pharmaceutical reference books.
E-book collections (freely available)
Access more than 2000 searchable full-text classics including Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane Austen and the Bronte’s. The website also includes study guides.
Over 33,000 freely available e-books which can be downloaded to e-book readers.