You can use eResources to locate full-text eJournals on a range of topics, available through the National Library of Australia. Some resources are available onsite but if you are registered with the National Library of Australia, you can login and access many resources from any Internet connection, anywhere in Australia.
Databases with ebooks
eResources contains a number of databases which hold ebooks, such as:
- EBSCO eBooks
- Early English Books Online
- Early American Imprints. Series 1, Evans (1639-1800) (Onsite only)
- Making of the modern world
- Gerritsen collection : women's history online, 1543-1945
- Myanmar Book Centre
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
You can search eResources using the terms 'ebook' or 'ebooks' for a full list of databases which hold ebooks.
Search for ebooks in the Catalogue
National Library ebook collections come from a number of sources, but you can find many of them through the Catalogue. Here’s an example:
Type “big data” in the search bar. There are hundreds of results but we only want to look for digital books.
Use the Limit Your Search option at the right of the screen; select Book. You can then see more choices under Access:
- National Library (digitised item) includes historical works which the Library has digitised
- National eDeposit item includes born digital ebooks and journals deposited by publishers
When I find an ebook, how do I view it?
When you find an ebook in the Catalogue, there will be an Online Access link. When you click this link you will be prompted to use your Library login. After you enter these details and login, you will be redirected to the ebook.
'Holey Moley!' This early comic features Captain Marvel (aka the boy reporter Billy Batson), Bulletman, the Whippersnappers and an exciting short story. 'Approved Reading' from the Magazine Editorial Advisory Board (1943).