E-books are book-length publication in digital form consisting of text, images, or both that is produced and published through and readable via computer or other electronic devices.

Electronic Books and References


The Library is pleased to announce that e-Book titles were purchased during 2012/3. E-books are book-length publication in digital form consisting of text, images, or both that is produced and published through and readable via computer or other electronic devices. E-books can be the equivalent of conventional printed books or they can be stand alone e-titles. VUT Libraries has acquired a number of e-book collections listed below and the collection is still growing:

AccessScience delivers the latest content of the trusted McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th ed, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical terms, 6th edition.

Access Engineering from McGraw Hill is a dynamic online resource offering quick and unparalleled access to the world’s most trusted collection of critical, must have engineering text book information.

Annual Reviews: includes access to Electronic Back Volume Collection which covers sciences since 1932 – 2008. It includes e-journals within the Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Science, Social Sciences, and an Economics collection.

APA PsycNET® is the only search platform designed specifically to deliver APA content. Search and discover vital behavioral science content efficiently with APA PsycNET’s uniquely engineered cross-database searching.

Art Source

Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.

Britannica Academic Edition is designed for university students and faculties and delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. It includes Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and a host of additional sources and research tools.

EbscoHost platform – VUT owned e-books on the EbscoHost platform. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

ISI Web of Knowledge Platform

The ISI Web of Knowledge platform provides access to the following e-products as part of their offering:

  • Book Citation Index
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • Derwent Innovations Index
  • Data Citation Index
  • Current Contents Connect
  • Index Chemicus
  • Current Chemical Reactions

myilibrary Knowledge Resources packaged e-books covering a wide range of VUT subjects and niche areas.

McGraw Hill E-books library: Have two collections of e-books focusing on professional nursing and primary care.

  • Nursing: includes e-content endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the McGraw-Hill eBook Library will provide nurses with authoritative, evidence-based coverage they need to safely and competently care for their patients and their families. Have special focus on professional nursing and related areas.
  • Primary Care: Confidently diagnose, treat and prevent disease, illness and injury with McGraw-Hill eBook Library’s essential clinical companions. Containing some preeminent references from Casarett & Doulls Toxicology, 8th Edition, through to Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, 18th Edition, you can be sure that students and clinicians alike will find what they need, when they need it.

Merck Index Online portfolio has been regarded as the most authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals for over 120 year. It is now available online from RSC Publishing – offering institutions wide online access. The Merck Index Online offers highly authoritative information in a convenient and easy searchable format, and offers Full text database containing over 11,500 books – including over 500 new books and monographs

Science Direct E-books platform – Science Direct E-books platform: Science Direct is a leading Elsevier platform with provides access to the full-text scientific database of over 2000 journals from 1993 to present. It also contains electronic books relevant to VUT Science Park niche areas. Coverage includes strong content in the health, life, physical, and social sciences.For VUT this includes Steel industry, Manufacturing, Transport, ICT, Alternative Energy, Food Security, Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Water Energy. Personalization options for table of contents alerts, saving searches, etc. are available.