The University Library has purchased a substantial number of electronic books (e-books), electronic versions of printed books accessible via Internet.
How to access e-books
E-books are seamlessly available on campus PCs. Off-campus internal users may connect by clicking on the links and entering UNIBZ username and password.
E-books are accessibile either via each publisher or aggregator platform or via Primo or the classic Library catalogue.
- Access via publisher or aggregator platform
You can click on the name of any of the provider below to directly access each platform:
Acquired package: Pädagogik Studium, Psychologie Grundlagen
Darwinbooks [Il Mulino]
EBL Ebook Library
Access to the Ebook collection of several publishers: preview all titles for 5 minutes by clicking on “read online” and possibility to request a loan or the purchase of single titles by clicking on “request loan”. In order to read off-line download is available for requested titles by clicking on the “DOWNLOAD” button (Adobe Digital Editions required).
Acquired collections 2010-2013:
Business & Management, Economics and Finance, Political & International Studies
Safari Tech Books
Complete Safari Technical Collection
Publishers: O' Reilly, Addison-Wesley, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, Oracle Press etc.
Biomedical and Life Sciences [2010-2013]
Business and Economics [2010-2013]
Computer Science [2010-2013]
Mathematics and Statistics [2010-2013]
Social Sciences & Law [2010-2013]
Technik & Informatik [2010-2013]
Natur und Basiswissenschaften inkl. Mathematik [2010-2013]
Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften [2010-2013]
Advantages of this kind of access are real time update (ebooks are available as soon as they are published), and possibility of a fulltext search, that is a search with keywords into the whole content of each ebook and not only in its description (e.g. just title, author etc.).
Disadvantages are the need of repeating the search again and again for every publisher and the little differences amongst the search interfaces in every platform.
To enable a centralized access to the resources, the Library is engaged in making ebooks available also in the main Library catalogue [Primo], by importing ebooks description in it. All of our ebook collections, either acquired or under annual subscription, are now available in the main catalogue. Update of available resources will be performed on a regular basis, according to the different policies for disclosing metadata adopted by each publisher.
Main advantage of the access via the main catalogue is the availability of a unique access point to both printed books and ebooks purchased by any publisher. Disadvantages are the lack of the fulltext search, since only main information about ebooks (such as title, authors etc.) are searchable, and time delay in availability, since ebooks descriptions are made available by the publisher and can be imported only on a scheduled basis.