We know that eBooks are a key resource for staff and students alike, so when we found out that we would be losing access to our Dawsonera eBook platform, we started work to investigate alternative options so that you would not lose access to any of the resources you need. With this in mind, we would like to introduce your new eBook platform, VLeBooks. Nearly all the eBooks (over 99%!) that were available on Dawsonera are now ready for you in VLeBooks.
For further information about how to use VLeBooks, look at our Using eBooks guide, or keep reading for information about the key features of this platform.
If you find a VLeBook in Summon, you can just click on the “Full Text and/or Abstract Online” link to access the book. You will just need to log in with your University of Suffolk (UoS) username and password.
Alternatively, you can go into the A-Z of eResources and look for Askews and Holts VLeBooks to access the platform. Again, just log in with your usual UoS username and password. You can then search our available eBooks and access them from there.
VLeBooks has a range of great features. And remember, many of these features are not only available in VLeBooks, but our other eBook platforms as well, such as Ebook Central. You can use these extra features to really get the most out of eBooks while you are studying.
You can go straight to the most relevant sections of a book by searching for your key terms. Just enter your search term, click go and the results will be displayed for you to navigate to where they appear.
Use “export citation” to send the reference information to your reference management tool (such as REFWorks). To do this, click the citation button in the top bar and select “export to REFWorks”.
Bookmark any pages you like. These will be saved for you to go back to next time you open up the book.
You can share what you’re reading to social media or via email.
Copy a section of text or a whole page from an eBook, ready for you to paste into your notes or assignment. Though remember, the copy function is limited to a set number of pages per book.
Make notes on any pages you like and navigate and share them.
If you are having trouble accessing this or any of our online resources, or have more questions about VLeBooks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org