E-Book Collections


Robertson Library has over 250,000 ebooks available, on several different platforms.

All of these are findable in OneSearch and in the Library Catalogue.

Use the links below when you have a specific reason to restrict yourself to a single collection (e.g. you need to search the full text of the books themselves).

Downloading ebooks to a portable ebook device/reader/laptop

Ebook Collections by Platform/Vendor

  • EBSCOhost Ebooks Collection
    Individually purchased ebooks plus over 100,000 in a subscription package. Also full-text searchable through OneSearch. Downloading EBSCO ebooks to a mobile device

  • EBL - Titles individually selected and purchased by Robertson Library librarians, over 10,000 currently available. Downloading EBL ebooks to a mobile device.

  • Ebrary
    Includes Ebrary’s Academic Complete Collection, e-Duke Scholarly Books Collection and the Canadian Publishers Collection - over 100,000 ebooks. How to link to an Ebrary book's page or chapter. Downloading Ebrary ebooks to a mobile device.

  • MyiLibrary
    Includes Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis Books

  • CAB eBooks
    Hundreds of recent books in the following subject areas: Agriculture, Animal & Veterinary Science, Environmental Sciences, Human Health, Food & Nutrition, Leisure & Tourism, Plant Sciences, from 2005 - present.

  • Oxford Music Online
    Includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd edition; 29 volumes), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes), The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition; 3 volumes),The Oxford Dictionary of Music (2nd edition Revised), The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th edition; 10 volumes), and The Oxford Companion to Music.

  • Springer Electronic Book Collection
    All books published by Springer in the years 2005 through to the end of 2007, approximately 9,000 titles. Most Springer ebooks can be downloaded as a PDF with no special account or software needed. A few restrict downloads to portions or chapters. The site search includes many ebooks not purchased by Robertson Library. Use the Advanced Search and turn off "Include Preview-Only Content" to see only the books currently available to UPEI users.

  • Wiley Online Books
    Over 120 veterinary medicine titles and various others. Only one chapter at a time can be downloaded; that will be standard PDF format, no special software or account required.
     
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Ebooks
    Over 60 veterinary titles. Only one chapter at a time can be downloaded; that will be standard PDF format, no special software or account required.