You can find E-books in a variety of ways.
Why do I need to search in more than one place?
Both resources are valid and will not give you identical results.
For more information on using our ebooks see our How to use eBooks guide
Using the Library Catalogue
Your results list will now show e-books only
Please ensure you are logged into UDo before you follow any links from the catalogue, as it is your UDo login details that allow you access to these resources.
You can also watch this short video to find out more about using e-books via the library catalogue.
Many of our e-books are purchased as large packages of material from specialist e-book providers across a wide range of publishers and subjects.
Watch this short video to find out how to search for and access e-books from Library Plus.
When you add notes to E-books, they are automatically saved on the e-book platform and will be there when you return. You may want to export these notes.
To export notes from VLebooks,
To export notes from EBook Central
It's worth noting that not all texts are available in e-book format.
The Library cannot digitise or create e-books in-house; they must be purchased via academic suppliers. E-books can only be purchased for institutional multi-user access if the publishers have made them available. Many publishers (particularly those of texts aimed at practioners, as opposed to students) have not made their titles available as e-books.
Some titles will be available for individual e-book purchase (i.e. via Amazon for Kindle) but not for institutional purchase. The availability of an e-book via Amazon or a similar online e-book seller is no guarantee that the title in question will be available for the Library to buy.
Where a book is included on one of your module reading lists, we will try to purchase a copy as an e-book. You can access th e-books directly from your reading lists.
The University has access to Ordnance Survey Digimap, Historic Digimap and Geology Digimap.
The Knovel Interactive Electronic Book Library contains over 2000 electronic reference books on technology & applied science. Books may be viewed individually or the entire collection searched by subject. It contains books on Environment & Environmental Engineering. Individual books with links are listed in the library catalogue.
You can search for e-books on Google Books, and you may find some are free to read online. However, some may only include a limited number of pages.
It's a good place to search but you will find far more available to read by using the Library pages.
Use the library catalogue, to search for books, e-books, print journals, DVDs in the library.
You can search by Author (just the surname) and/or Keyword (e.g. a keyword from the book's title). The catalogue gives you the location of the book (the shelfmark number), number of copies, the type of loan (reference-only or one week loan) and the due date, if a copy is currently on loan. Books can be reserved and renewed via the catalogue. A guide is available to using the library catalogue.
Books on environmental management and health are not all shelved together. Some of the main library locations are:
|Environment & resources (general)||333.7||Water pollution (general & management)||363.7394|
|Environmental impact assessment||333.714||Contaminated land (general)||363.7396|
|Environmental management||333.715||Noise (general environmental issues)||363.74|
|Environmental policy & conservation||333.72||Environmental chemistry||540|
|Energy resources||333.79||Analytical chemistry||543|
|Biological Conservation||333.9516||Climate change||551.6|
|Food law (lower ground floor)||344.04232||Water pollution : ecology||574.5263|
|Environmental law (lower ground floor)||344.046||Food microbiology||576.163|
|Housing law (lower ground floor)||344.063635||Health (general medical)||613|
|Public health (general)||362.1||Occupational health||613.62|
|Risk assessment: safety||363.102||Epidemiology||614.4|
|Health & Safety (general)||363.11||Acoustics & noise control||620.2 / 620.23|
|Radiation (health & safety)||363.1799||Environmental engineering & technology)||628|
|Food safety||363.1929||Water pollution (technical)||628.16|
|Housing||363.5||Waste disposal (technical)||628.4|
|Environmental health (general)||363.7||Pollution & waste (technical)||628.5|
|Waste management (general)||363.728||Air pollution (techncial)||628.53|
|Pollution & waste (general)||363.73||Contaminated land (technical)||628.55|
|Air pollution (general & management)||363.7392||Soil analysis||631.41|
If a book you want to borrow is on loan to someone else or is held at another of our Libraries, you can place a reservation via our library catalogue. This means our staff will find the book if it is at another library, or if it is currently on loan the current user will not be able to renew it when their loan period expires and must return it.
When the book becomes available it will be sent to the Library of your choice and held on the reservation shelves for you to collect. You will receive an email to your student email account telling you when the book is ready for collection.
Note: at certain time periods or with particularly popular titles, there may be a queue of reservations. If the book is also available as an ebook we will email you to let you know, in case you prefer to use this instead of waiting.
Books we don’t have can usually be obtained through the inter library loans service (usually from the British Library Document Supply Centre). Before putting in a request please check our library catalogue. Inter-library loans are available to students from level 4 onwards.
N.B. We can not provide books on inter library loan for Distance Learning students.
See the Inter Library Loans help page for more information.
The online catalogues of the British Library and COPAC are very useful for finding out which books have been published. COPAC is a combined catalogue of the British & the other UK National Libraries and large research university libraries.
The catalogues of local public libraries are usually available online.