An electronic book (also known as e-book, ebook, eBook, and digital book) is a book made available in digital form and designed to be read using special e-book software on any mobile device, laptop or PC..
Some of the advantages of using e-books include the following:
The Unisa Library has an extensive collection of e-books available via the Library Catalogue:
The Unisa Library has an extensive collection of e-books made available through our electronic databases.
These collections cover a variety of disciplines including business, economics, technology, engineering, humanities, arts, and science etc.
Each database has its own specific format so it is recommended that you use the online help screens or instruction pages for each database.
Remember that the Library may not necessarily have access to all the titles held by the individual database, but this will be indicated.
Due to copyright restrictions, only limited printing, downloading and/or saving is allowed by many of the databases.
An entire e-book may be downloaded only when copyright clearance has been obtained or the copyright has expired.
The following usually applies:
Please note that limits on the volume of copying and printing will apply to each e-book, e.g. some books may say you can print 10 pages, others will allow you to print a chapter. Once these limits are reached, you will be blocked from further copying or printing from that particular e-book.