The library has access to a number of ebook collections.
Choose from the collections listed below to search an individual collection or use Discover@AIT and type in your keywords or book title then tick ‘eBooks’ on the source types on the left of the results screen.
Search across eBook Central, Books@Ovid, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Dawson Era, EBSCO, ScienceDirect and MyiLibrary using Discover@AIT.
Currently freely available
Bloomsbury Collection – scholarly ebooks in arts, humanities and social sciences, featuring the latest research publications from Bloomsbury, T&T Clark, The Arden Shakespeare and Hart Publishing, alongside scholarship from historic imprints Continuum, Berg and Bristol Classical Press. Access until 31st May 2020.
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts – over 170 ebooks which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines. Access until 31st May 2020.
Bloomsbury Design Library – reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images with comprehensive global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design, from prehistoric times to the present day. Access until 31st May 2020.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Core – 700 textbooks available until the end of May.
EBSCO eBooks: Harvard Business Publishing Collection – the complete catalogue of e-books published by Harvard Business Review Press, over 600 e-books including 400+ monographs plus newly published e-books and seminal works and 150+ article compilations with foundational articles included in the HBR Classics series. Access until end May 2020.
Literary Classics from Audible – Audiobooks.
MIT Press – Titles available until the end of May 2020.
National Emergency Library – Titles available for the duration of Covid-19 crisis.
Ohio State University Press – Titles available for the duration of Covid-19 crisis.
Project Muse ebooks – list of publishers allowing free access until May/June 2020. Click on links to access ebooks.
University of Michigan Press – Titles available until the end of April 2020.
Books@Ovid – 76 Nursing titles.
ClinicalKey Student Nursing – Ebooks, videos and images.
Following AIT single sign-on, ClinicalKey Student Nursing currently requires entry of name and email before access is granted to the search interface. Please enter the following to bypass this:
First name: AIT
Second name: Library
To change your details when logged in, click on My Account – Settings on the top right and edit the fields.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Academic Edition – Including full text journals and periodicals from EBSCO and ProQuest, dictionary and thesaurus, quotations and atlas.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Search encyclopaedias of Sciences, Business, History and Biography.
Medicines Complete – Provides online access to some of the world’s leading drug and healthcare reference eBooks.
ScienceDirect e-books – Offshore engineering titles. Now all ebooks available until 25th May.
Some resources to read and download eBooks online freely:
- Berghahn Books: Open Access – Humanities and Social Science
- Biodiversity Library
- Digital Book Index
- Directory of Open Access Books
- eBook & Text Internet Archive
- Free Computer Books
- Free Tech Books
- Google Book Search
- Just Free Books
- The Online Books Page
- Open Textbooks
- Project Gutenberg
- World Public Library Association