The library provides access to a variety of full-text eBooks from a range of suppliers.

How can I find eBooks?

Individual eBooks are listed on the library catalogue. These instructions show how to find them: 

Finding individual eBooks on the library catalogue

Alternatively, if you wish to search across the full-text of an entire collection of eBooks from a particular supplier, to find the most relevant sections within those eBooks, use the links to eBooks collections below.

Can I print and/or download?

Many eBooks allow you to print or download sections. You cannot print an entire eBook. Any printing or downloading will be limited by the eBook supplier and must not exceed UK legal limits (5% or one chapter).

Where can I get help accessing eBooks?

Please note that some ebooks packages require Adobe Acrobat reader. This is available on on-campus pcs but if you require it for your home pc it can be downloaded here. Some eBooks may require pop-up blockers to be disabled, as text opens in a new window. For any further problems please check our section on Help with accessing our EResources. For further assistance please email us.


Links to eBooks collections

Click on the links below to access collections of eBooks from particular suppliers. A brief description with any particular subject content is given beneath the name of the collection.  Login instructions are also noted.  Unless otherwise specified, eBooks are accessed by using your RGU username and password.

British Pharmacopoeia Online 2013

 British Pharmacopoeia Online 2014

Pharmaceutical reference work with standards for UK medicines. 
RGU username and password may be required, unless already logged in. You can print content.

Cambridge Books Online

eBooks on science, engineering, medicine and social sciences, including some law titles.
RGU username and password required on and off campus.

Dawson Era e-books

eBooks on most subjects taught within the University 
RGU username and password required on and off campus. 
NOTE: Dawsonera recommend using Firefox browser to ensure book pages can be easily turned 

De Gruyter

eBooks on architecture
RGU username and password required on and off campus.
Please choose the licensed content option on the left of the results page to see the full text results.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Directory of freely available academic, peer reviewed books from a range of publishers.
No username or password required.

EBL

eBooks covering the social sciences, life sciences and design.
RGU username and password are required both on and off campus

EbscoHost eBook Collection (formerly known as netlibrary)

eBooks on most subjects taught within the University. 
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

FORENSICnetBASE

Forensic science and criminal justice textbooks from CRC Press. 
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Knovel

eBooks in engineering and related disciplines 
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

MedicinesComplete

Full-text drug and healthcare reference works including BNF, BNF for children, Martindale, Stockley's Drug Interactions and Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons. 
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

MyiLibrary

eBooks on most subjects taught within the University. 
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Palgrave Connect

eBooks in the social sciences including business.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Safari

IT and computing books 
Off-campus users please use the following procedure:

1. Click start reading
2. Follow the link for  UK Federation users
3. Search for Robert Gordon University
4. Log in with RGU username and password
5. Click start reading again

SAGE Knowledge

eBooks on business, education, sociology, psychology and health.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

ScienceDirect eBooks

eBooks on the life sciences, health, engineering and social sciences.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Springer eBook Collections

eBooks on most subjects taught within the University.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

SpringerProtocols

Over 28,000 reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

Over 10,000 eBooks covering 28 subject areas from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Policy Press and selected other publishers.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Wiley Online Library

eBooks on a variety of subjects taught at the university.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.