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Accessing e-books

York St John University provides access to thousands of e-books from our Library catalogue. This guide shows you how to find and read these books. They are designed to be read online via an internet connection.

How to find and access e-books

Start from the Library and Learning Services Homepage. Enter your keywords into the main search box on the library homepage as shown and either click the magnifiying glass or press Enter:

Library catalogue search for international business

Initially, both print and e-books will be displayed, so use the Refine your search panel to select e-books (appears at the top of the panel under Format). Once limited to e-books, you'll see the word eBook displayed beneath the title and author of each book.


List of results from a search on international business


Click on Check Availability to see the details for the book and then access the Full text via the link shown:

Ebook full result on library catalogue

You may be prompted for your York St John University username and password, then to Read online to access the book with an internet connection. The image shows an e-book available via one of our providers, Dawsonera. A limited amount of the text can be printed in accordance with copyright or copied into an assignment as long as you acknowledge the author.


Image showing page layout of ebook available on Dawsonera


Most e-books can only be read online, but there are some unlimited access e-books which do allow downloading of specific chapters or in some cases the whole book. Please follow the instructions of the individual publishers/providers. 

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