The Library is pleased to announce that e-Book titles were purchased during 2012/3. E-books are book-length publications 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:



Acess Engineering 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 Remote Access (off campus)
Clinical Medicine Cluster Clinical medicine e-books of McGraw-Hill cover an exhaustive study of highly technical medical subjects and practical experiences of medicine. This experience can include direct observations, diagnosis, as well as treatment and management of real-life patients.
Nursing Cluster McGraw Hill nursing e-books simplify the research process for nursing staff and students with this curated e-book collection designed for use in hospitals, medical institutions and academic institutions. From clinical guides and evidence-based practice manuals to practical handbooks and professional growth titles, this collection provides researchers the information they need to provide outstanding care.
EbscoHost platform 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. Remote Access (off campus)
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

Remote Access (off campus)

Science Direct E-books platform It contains electronic e-books relevant to the VUT Science Park and Applied Sciences niche areas.  Coverage includes:  health, life, physical, social sciences, steel industry, manufacturing, transport, ICT, alternative energy, food security, sustainable development, environmental science, material Science & chemical Engineering titles and water energy. Personalization options for table of contents alerts, saving searches, etc. are available. (update only wording). Remote Access (off campus)
The ProQuest Ebook Central The ProQuest Ebook Central – platform combines ebook content from several other ProQuest ebook platforms, into a single interface.  The content includes ebooks previously hosted on the ebrary EBL platforms for a total of nearly 145 000 ebooks.  The content covers the full range of subjects from a variety of university presses, trade publishers, and popular presses.  New content is added regularly. Remote Access (off campus)


Laptop/Desktop Computers:  You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.  A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device. Your e-book central site identifier (Site ID) is:  vaal (Mobile Access:  use Bluefire. To download the Bluefire app visit the App Store or Google Play). Remote Access (off campus)