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Our eBooks can all be found within Primo but they are listed at title level only - Primo cannot search the full text of an eBook. Therefore you should use Primo if you are looking for something very specific, e.g. you know the title and/or author of the eBook you are looking for. Simply click the green Online access link to open the eBook.

However, because of this, searching only on Primo means that you might be missing eBooks with useful content. Try searching inside the ebooks using their own websites. Some of these are listed in the eBook collections shown below. A search in one of these collections will search the full text and might pick up eBooks with useful chapters or sections that Primo would not find.

Whether you locate an eBook via Primo, or by using one of the eBook websites, you can view online, save/print chapters and sometimes download books for limited periods, depending on the licence and where it has been purchased. Discover more about finding and accessing eBooks.

Ebook central (Proquest)

Library eBooks covering all disciplines. Unlike Primo, you can search the full text of eBooks here.

Ebook collection (EbscoHost)

Library eBooks covering all disciplines. TIP: change 'Select a Field (optional)' to 'TX All Text Fields' to search inside the books 

Cambridge Companions Complete Collection

Companion books for many classic texts in literature, philosophy, religion and culture.

Blackwell Reference Online

Blackwell Reference Online

Collection of handbooks, reference and companion texts covering the humanities and social sciences.

The Literary Encyclopedia

Please note we do not have full access to this, but a variety of articles are available to access freely.