Answered by: Kawei Lei
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2024     Views: 172

If you come across an ebook record in the Library Catalogue but cannot access it because the link is broken, please try to see if there are other links available under the “View online” section of that record:

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If none of the links in the record are working for you, please try to see if you can access the ebook via a database instead:

Step 1: Different ebooks are available in different databases. To help you find out which database to use, take a look at the name of the ebook link. It will often include the name of a database or platform.

For example, the ebook link below starts with “Proquest ebook central…”. This tells you that this ebook can be found via the Proquest ebook central database.

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Step 2: To access databases, go to the A-Z Databases and eresources page. You can get to this page by clicking on “Databases” from the Library website homepage or by clicking on “Databases” from the top menu of the Library Catalogue:

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Step 3: Type in the name of the database in the search box and click Go:

 

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Step 4: Click on the database name to access it:

 

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Step 5: Once you are in the database, start using its search functionality to find your ebook.­­­­

If you would like some guidance on how to use databases to find information, please check out our subject guides or go to the contact a librarian page for further assistance. 

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