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eResources: Databases, eBooks, eJournals: e-books

Information on the online collections available in GMIT

What are eBooks

eBooks are books in digital format that can be read using devices such as pcs, tablets, e-Readers and smartphones. The main advantage of eBooks is their online availability, users are not dependent on the library opening times, you can access an eBook 24/7, provided you are authorised to do so.

The availability of eBooks will be dependent on many different characteristics such as host, publisher, licence agreement, library access model.  E-formats will vary, there is no service that can provide all eBooks in the same manner, and GMIT users will notice this with the library's eBook collection.

The majority of eBooks at GMIT may be read online or downloaded by staff and students, using the usual authorisation method of keying your name, ID number and library PIN. Many of the eBook hosts such as DawsonEra, Proquest Ebrary and MyILibrary will allow GMIT users to create personal accounts with which you login in order to download an eBook.

Popular eBook Titles

Advocacy skills for health and social care professionals

The archaeology of medieval Ireland


Fit Sigma


Ireland's new worlds

Further Useful Resources

Apart from this LibGuide, GMIT Library has issued a few useful resources on using our eBooks.

You can read the 'GMIT Library guide to downloading eBooks', available from the library catalogue. We also have an 'eBooks in GMIT Library' YouTube tutorial which you may view any time.

All of the eBook hosts also provide comprehensive help resources on their respective sites:

eBooks in GMIT Libraries

eBook Collections

Free eBooks

There are many eBooks available on the internet for free. These tend to be scanned originals that are out of copyright

BookRags | Bookboon | Digital Book Index | | Google Books
OpenCulture | Project Gutenberg | | World Public Library Association

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Find eBooks

The Library's default search engine Search + Find will enable you to locate only eBooks. Simply key your search terms and choose 'Ebooks Only' from the list of limiters on the left.

You can search for only eBooks using the search box below:

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