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Widening Participation at the University of Manchester Library: E-books & e-journals

E-Books and e-journals

Electronic books and e-journals are electronic versions of hard copy books and journals. You can usually print off a whole article from an e-journal, however e-books are either read-only or you can download a chapter or the whole book.

The Library's electronic information resources are usually available 24/7. You can use some of them from the external user computers on Blue Ground; please ask the library staff for assistance to log you in.

You will not be able to access everything, however the number of electronic resources available to external users is increasing all the time. 

The full list of accessible resources is available on the Electronic Resources (access by Alumni and non UoM customers permitted) page  

What you should know about e-books

  • E-books are electronic versions of hard copy (printed) books and they can be accessed using Library Search.

  • E-books are available on the external user computers on Blue Ground.

  • E-books are listed individually within Library Search and can be traced by author or title.

  • You can either read them online, download a chapter or sometimes the whole book (normally in PDF format).

My Learning Essentials

Knowing where to look: your search toolkit
There are so many places to search for information to include in your academic work, it can often be difficult to know where to start. This resource explores the strengths and weaknesses of Google, Google Scholar, subject databases and Library Search, enabling you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information

View all workshops and online resources in this area on the
My Learning Essentials webpages.

What you should know about e-journals

  • E-journals are electronic versions of hard (printed) copy journals.
  • E-journals are available on the external user computers on Blue Ground from which you can print full text e-journal articles..
  • If you have no specific topic in mind you may prefer to do a subject search on Library Search or a database to find relevant articles.
  • Many e-journals clearly display which volumes are available in full text, but some do not; you may need to scroll to the last page to find out the earliest year.

The full list of accessible resources is available on the Electronic Resources (access by Alumni and non UoM customers permitted) page.

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