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Melbourne Institute of Technology Library Homepage: Ebooks

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O'Reilly ebooks

MIT Library subscribes to O'Reilly Learning Platform (formerly Safari). The O'Reilly website contains over 40,000 different titles for MIT students and staff to access, free of charge.

O'Reilly's catalogue doesn't just include books, however. There are videos, short courses, and case studies that MIT students and staff can use to supplement their learning and professional development.

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NEW! Proquest Ebook Central Academic Complete

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MIT is currently trialing Proquest Ebook Central, a highly regarded collection of academic ebooks. MIT staff and students are able to access the entire collection for the period of the trial by clicking on the image above.

Proquest ebooks are available to read online or may be downloaded to your device and read using an ereader like Adobe Digital Editions see below for more information).

In many cases, users can download and keep whole chapters for their own study purposes - more information will be available on each book's page.

How to download and read Proquest ebooks

To download and read an ebook from Proquest Ebook Central, you will need Adobe Digital Editions and a free Adobe ID.[why?]

Once you have Digital Editions installed and configured on your device, you will be able to borrow and download Proquest ebooks and read them to the length of the loan period. Once the loan expires, the books will automatically delete themselves from you device.

If you still want the book after the loan period expires, just log back into Ebook Central and re-download it.


Why do I need an Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions?

Proquest ebooks are protected with Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM) and are unreadable to anyone without a DRM-compatible application. DRM ensures that ebooks are treated fairly, and are responsible for monitoring the length of the ebook loan. Adobe Digital Editions is the preferred application, but there are others. However, using another platform runs the risk of not being able to unpack recent updates to DRM-protected material.

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