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Ornithology Research Skills Guide: Ebooks

Introduction to eBooks

eBooks or electronic books can be accessed anywhere, anytime and can be read on personal portable devices. Charles Sturt University Library purchases a growing number of quality eBooks to support teaching, learning and research.

eBooks are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). Different publishers apply different levels of DRM restrictions which may limit the number of devices an eBook can be copied to, or impose limits on borrowing, printing, downloading and modifying. Some publisher's collections of eBooks are DRM free.

DRM is applied to various file formats. The most widely used eBook file formats are Adobe (.pdf) and (.epub) but some big companies like Amazon use their own file format (.azw). 

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In the search box try typing the keywords identified earlier, such as habitat; genetic; and health.

You can find eBooks purchased by CSU Library using Primo Search. Enter your keyword search and use the Refine my results options to limit the results to Books that are Available online. Alternatively, use the search box below.