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Changes to downloading e-books from Dawsonera

By Anna Sansome, on 7 September 2017

The process for downloading e-books from Dawsonera is changing. You may have already noticed this for some Dawsonera e-books and it will apply to all Dawsonera e-books by 31st October 2017.

When the change is made, you will need either a computer with the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software installed or an app or device that supports ADE to download from Dawsonera. This is the same as the requirements for downloading e-books from Ebook Central (previously EBL) and EBSCO so you may well already have the necessary arrangements in place.

To download to a desktop or laptop computer, you will need the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software installed on your machine.

To download to an iOS or Android device, you will need the free BlueFire Reader app which is available from the Apple and Google stores.

Some e-readers also support ADE – see the list of devices that support ADE on the Adobe website.

To download e-books:

  • Create an Adobe ID if you don’t already have one. Go to the Adobe website, click SIGN IN then “get an Adobe ID”.
  • Download ADE or the BlueFire Reader app.
  • Authorise ADE or the BlueFire Reader app with your Adobe ID.
  • Access the e-book on Dawsonera via Explore and choose to download to either Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader as appropriate.
    • You can authorise up to 6 computers / devices with your Adobe ID. Authorising your computers / devices with the same Adobe ID means that an e-book you download to one will be available to you on the others.

      Although you may find ADE is available on UCL machines / via Desktop@UCL Anywhere, we would advise using the read online option if you are not using your own computer / device. The download is tied to a specific computer / device unless you authorise that device with your Adobe ID – you cannot simply save the download to your N / S drive and access it elsewhere – and authorising computers you may never use again may not be the best use of your 6 device limit.

      E-books on demand@UCL now offering Institution of Civil Engineers e-books

      By Anna Sansome, on 5 December 2016

      1400+ Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) e-books available until 31st October 2017 – read the e-books you want and UCL Library Services will buy the most popular.

      Until 31st October 2017, UCL staff and students have access to the ICE e-book collection, which covers all major disciplines in the field of civil engineering. You can find these additional e-books via Explore.

      This is the latest of our E-books on demand@UCL projects, which are designed to involve UCL staff and students in the selection of e-book content. Since the projects started in 2014, UCL users have been able to read and download thousands of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects and over 4,000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

      E-books on demand@UCL via JSTOR is back!

      By Anna Sansome, on 30 September 2016

      30,000+ e-books available via JSTOR for a limited period – read the e-books you want and UCL Library Services will buy the most popular.

      UCL Library Services are once again offering staff and students access to a large part of the JSTOR e-book collection. You can now read over 30,000 e-books via JSTOR across a range of subjects and we will buy the most-used titles to add to our e-book collection. The access will end once the money we have deposited has been spent – we’ll keep you notified with updates via this blog. We are working to get the records loaded as soon as possible so that you can find these additional e-books via Explore but in the meantime, you can go directly to JSTOR.

      This is one of a series of projects that UCL Library Services is running to directly involve users in the acquisition of e-book content. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

      E-books on demand@UCL continues in 2016-17

      By Anna Sansome, on 24 August 2016

      Popular E-books on demand@UCL projects to continue in 2016-17 academic year

      During the 2015-16 academic year, UCL Library Services offered access to more than 38,000 extra e-books through Cambridge Books Online and Wiley Online Library as part of E-books on demand@UCL. This access has been so popular with UCL staff and students – over 260,000 chapter accesses – that we will be continuing it through 2016-17. And of course, more new e-books will be added as they are published throughout the year!

      E-books on demand@UCL projects are designed to involve UCL staff and students in the selection of e-book content. Since the projects started in 2014, UCL users have been able to read and download thousands of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects and over 2000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

      Online access to Advances in Experimental Social Psychology extended back to 1964

      By Anna Sansome, on 4 August 2016

      UCL’s online access to Advances in Experimental Social Psychology has now been extended back to Volume 1, 1964.

      UCL now has access to CogNet

      By Anna Sansome, on 30 June 2016

      Following a trial earlier in the year, UCL has now taken out a subscription to CogNet

      Aiming to be a key research tool in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, CogNet provides access to over 700 books published by the MIT Press. New books are added on an ongoing basis and CogNet also offers the complete text of some of MIT’s major cognitive science reference works such as Gazzaniga and Mangun’s The cognitive neurosciences

      E-books on demand@UCL now offering Cambridge University Press e-books

      By Anna Sansome, on 1 September 2015

      19,000+ Cambridge University Press e-books available until 31st August 2016 – read the e-books you want and UCL Library Services will buy the most popular.

      For the next 12 months (1st September 2015 – 31st August 2016) UCL staff and students will have access to over 19,000 e-books published by Cambridge University Press via the Cambridge Books Online website. We will shortly be loading catalogue records so that you can find these additional e-books via Explore.

      This is the latest of our E-books on demand@UCL projects, which are designed to involve UCL staff and students in the selection of e-book content. Since the projects started in 2014, UCL users have been able to read and download thousands of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects and nearly a 1000 e-books have been purchased as a result. Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.

      Online access to Loeb Classical Library now available

      By Anna Sansome, on 4 August 2015

      UCL now has online access to the Loeb Classical Library. The online version of Loeb Classical Library contains all the volumes in the series of Greek and Latin up-to-date texts with parallel English translations published since 1911. Fully searchable, there will be twice-yearly additions to this virtual library of all that is important in classical literature.

      We are working on adding catalogue records to Explore for each of the online volumes. In the meantime, you can find the resource in our A-Z list of databases.

      Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

      E-books on demand@UCL JSTOR project now closed

      By Anna Sansome, on 8 July 2015

      Since May, UCL users have had access to an additional 25,000+ e-books via JSTOR. The money we deposited for this access has now all been spent and from Friday only those titles we have purchased will remain accessible. We have purchased over 500 additional e-books from JSTOR during the project – a list of the most popular titles will appear on our E-books on demand@UCL webpage shortly and we are working on adding catalogue records to Explore.

      Access to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law now available

      By Anna Sansome, on 17 June 2015

      UCL now has access to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL). OSAIL contains the full-text of reference works, commentaries and treatises on international law from Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law series – see a full list of the titles available.

      Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.