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Guide to finding and using eBooks at CDU Library

What are eBooks?

eBooks are an electronic version of books that you can access online. You can find eBooks by searching Library Search or by searching the databases listed in this guide. 

eBooks come in a variety of formats. Some are available to read only on the web, while others can be downloaded and read on portable devices and eBook readers.

Why read an eBook?

  • 24/7 access
  • on your own computer or device
  • search within text
  • browse content
  • no library fines 

If you have any questions about how to find, access or download eBooks, please Ask Us or contact a Liaison Librarian.

Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research (eBook)

Qualitative Methods in Public Health is a comprehensive resource that presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic logic and rationale for making qualitative research decisions. This important book outlines the complexities, advantages, and limitations of qualitative methods and offers information and step-by-step procedures for every phase of research - from theory to study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, writing, and dissemination.

Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response (eBook)

From the San Diego wildfires to multi-drug-resistant strains of bacteria, communities are facing an ever-growing list of potential disasters. Some events, like pandemic flu or anthrax attacks, are public health emergencies first and foremost. Hurricane Katrina taught us, however, that lack of planning for the frail, elderly, and impoverished population can turn a natural disaster into a healthcare nightmare and lead to needless death and suffering. Emergency managers and public health professionals must integrate their prevention and response efforts to serve their communities most effectively.

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals (eBook)

Presenting the fundamentals of child psychiatry in an enjoyable and easily read format, this book is an introduction to child mental health. It begins by looking at child development and attachment theory, moves on to the nature and prevalence of child mental health problems, and also considers treatment and management approaches. Particular attention is paid to at risk groups including young offenders, children excluded from school and homeless children.

Bureaucrats and Bleeding Hearts (eBook)

Bureaucrats and Bleeding Hearts takes you on an intimate journey into the lives of people armed with the task of ending Australian Aboriginal disadvantage in the frontier north of Australia.

Nurse Practitioners: The Evolution and Future of Advanced Practice (eBook)

This fifth edition discusses the evolution and future of advance practice nursing, primarily for APN faculty and APN/NP practitioners as well as for leaders and administrators in education. Fully updated and expanded, the book comprehensively describes the historical, social, economic, and global contexts of advanced practice nursing. The team of expert contributors provides a wealth of insight into key issues of the day, such as the mechanics of financial recognition of NPs, the effects of managed care, and the globalization of advanced practice models.

Study Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Students (eBook)

This book is an essential course companion for nursing and midwifery students at degree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study. It covers key skills and knowledge needed, such as: study strategies; reflective practice; critical thinking; evidence-based research; exam techniques; literature searching; and, how to succeed in assessments.

Moral issues in business [ebook]

The nature of morality: why ethics in business matter -- Normative theories of ethics -- The nature of capitalism -- Corporate social responsibility and corporate governance -- The morality and ethics of consumption -- International business: moral and ethical issues -- Environmental ethics in business -- The organisation: ethical and moral issues -- Ethics at work -- Ethics, leadership and culture -- Putting it all together: towards ethical decision-making.

Copyright and eBooks

You can usually print up to 20% of the pages of an eBook. You can also sometimes copy and paste an additional 5% of the ebook. Your copying and printing allowances for the ebook are shown on the menu sidebar of the front page.

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