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Using E-books: Palgrave Connect

E-books for research use.

Palgrave Connect Quick Facts

Main Site: http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/palgrave.pl
Mobile Site: N/A
Library Holdings: View Catalog
Users: Unlimited simultaneous users
Subjects: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences
Coverage: E-books published in 2010 and 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan
Viewing Content: Built-in PDF viewer is available for content browsing
Printing: Print in PDF format, limit to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Downloading: Download in PDF or ePub format
Help: See Information for Users and FAQ
Search Tips: See here

Download an e-book

  • Download as PDF:

OR

  • Download as ePub using the Mobile Download button:

OR

  • Send a copy to your Amazon account for access on your Kindle device with the Send to Kindle button

    • Download the ePub file and save to your local machine 
    • ePub files can only be viewed on a desktop with the appropriate software, e.g., Adobe Digital Editions (download the software)
    • ePub is compatible with many mobile reading devices
    • Transfer the ePub file to your mobile reading device
    • With ePub files, you will be able to resize the pages, adjust the margins, set text size, search within the book, highlight text and add bookmarks etc.

    Navigate Palgrave Connect Site

    Searching:

    • Quick search: allows searching by keyword, full text, title, author, ISBN/ISSN
    • Advanced search: full text and keyword search is available along with title, author, publication date, upload date, ISBN/DOI, subject collection, subject area and series
    • Search function ignores common words and characters such as "where" and "how" as well as certain single digits and single letters
    • Refine your search results by using "Refine this search by" on the left-hand side column. It allows you to refine by book collection, book subject, book series, year, content type or access (can hide unsubscribed content)
    • Sort results by Relevance, Title, Author, Online Date, Print Publication Date, Journal/collection

    Viewing:

    • Only e-books with green lock icon can be viewed in full

    A sample e-book record:

    • Click "View" to see the whole book in PDF format with the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in
    • Expand List of Contents, Author Biography, How to Cite this Book for more information
    • Use "Citation Export" at the right-hand side column to export a .ris file into your citation program

    Printing:
    • Limit to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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