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Search Dawsonera eBooks

 

These are individually purchased titles from the reading list or that are recommended for reading. 

IMPORTANT:

  • Use your Library account to login when prompted.
  • Create an account for Dawsonera to download eBooks
  • Install Adobe Digital editions to download an eBook. We recommend ensuring you have the most recent version of Digital Editions installed. Download the software for free at http://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html. If you are prompted to 'Authorize your computer', then leave the e-book vendor as 'Adobe ID' and tick the box which says 'I want to authorize my computer without an ID'. You only need to create an ID if you want to transfer downloads across multiple devices.

This is a one-time process required to download an eBook offline. 


 

Instructions on how to download Dawsonera eBook 

  • Go to Dawson eBooks
  • Search for the title, author or publisher from the search box. Uncheck the 'Show unowned content' to filter the books available at BUiD library and click update. 
  • Click download eBook

           

  • Choose the loan period and the reader software (Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire). Then click on download. 

          

  • The book gets downloaded as an acsm file which can be opened from the Adobe Digital Editions reader.

         


Note: You will not be able to print or copy from a downloaded eBook. If you want to print or copy use the Read online option.


Adobe Digital Editions and BlueFire

 If you’ve not previously used Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) or BlueFire Reader before, you will be asked to authorise the computer/device you are using. You can login using an Adobe ID or continue without using an Adobe ID. Sign up for a free Adobe ID here https://accounts.adobe.com/Click “Get an Adobe ID” and follow the on-screen instructions.

Instructions on how to print/copy from Dawsonera eBook 

  • Go to Dawson eBooks
  • Search for the title, author or publisher from the search box. Uncheck the 'Show unowned content' to filter the books available at BUiD library and click update. 
  • Click Read Online

           

  • You will be prompted to enter your login details. If you have already created an account in Dawson, enter the details. Or create an account to proceed further.

             

  • Once you have logged in, click on copy or print
  • If you choose to copy, you will be informed about the no. of pages that you are allowed to copy contents from. You may select an area within the page or the entire page accordingly.

            

  • If you choose to print, you will be informed about the no. of pages that you are allowed to print from the eBook. You may select the current page or range of pages within the limit.

           

 

Note: You can copy and print up to 10% of a title from the read online version. Once you have copied or printed content from a page you can make further copies of that page without affecting your remaining allowance.

Copying and printing is only available from the read online version of a Dawsonera eBook. 


 

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