E-books - guide: Dawsonera

Reading and downloading an e-book

Please don't use Shibboleth or athens login. If you want to print or make reservation, you have to create a Dawsonera account. You can create an account by clicking "Sign in" and then "Create account" in Dawsonera home page.

From Dawsonera, you can download

  •  An entire book  for 1-7 day loan period.

To download a book you need

How to download a book onto your computer (PC)

  • In Helka click the word "Online resource".
  • Accept terms and conditions.
  • Click "Download ebook".
  • Choose loan period (1-7 days).
  • Select reader (PC- > use Adobe Digital Editions and mobile device -> use Aldiko-reader).
  • Click ”Download” and wait until downloading is completed.
  • After completed download you can save the book into your computer.
  • Please note that you can't use downloaded books without network connection.
  • If the book has download limitations, you can join the queue:

Please, note:

  • Publisher Pearson have altered the digital rights of their ebooks. As a result, Pearson content will no longer be available to download from Dawsonera.
  • This will be clearly indicated to users when accessing Pearson ebooks from Dawsonera. The text  ”Downloads are currently disabled””, indicates that you may only use online version.
  • Dawsonera doesn't operate with older ADE versions. Only 4.5 or later is valid.

Online reading

  • You can read the book in PDF-mode - you'll need an Adobe Digital Editions. ADE is free of charge.
  • There is unlimited multi-user access to the books.

More information

  • Provides a growing number of eBooks – mostly textbooks to the students and the staff of UH.

    These titles can also be accessed through Helka-datebase and browsed online as well as printed and copied (up to 5% of each book per user per year) or downloaded.

Downloading onto a mobile device

From Dawsonera, you can download to your mobile device

  • An entire book  for 1-7 day loan period.

Reading and downloading onto your mobile device you need

  • Aldiko. Aldiko is free of charge. You can download the program from the Apple (Appstore) and Android (Google Play).

How to download a book onto your mobile device

  • In Helka click the word "Online resource".
  • Click "Download ebook".
  • Choose loan period (1-7 days).
  • Select Reader (Bluefire Reader).
  • Click ”Download” and wait until downloading is completed. Note - when using iPad and iPhone you'll need to click "For iPhone & ipad users click here to download".
  • After completed download you can save the book into your mobile device.

 

Printing

  • You may print 5-20 % pages/book.
  • Printing limits are mentioned in service.
  • If you want to print, you have to create a Dawsonera account.
  • You can't print from downloaded books.

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Note!

  • Publisher Pearson have altered the digital rights of their ebooks. As a result, Pearson content will no longer be available to download from Dawsonera.
  • This will be clearly indicated to users when accessing Pearson ebooks from Dawsonera. The text ”Downloads are currently disabled”, indicates that you may only use online version.
  • We currently have 28 items from Pearson.