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Check your University online library section

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

I just found out my University gives free access to A LOT of books on programming, Android, iOS, database, etc online. Some of the books have been mentioned on this website by users. I just go to my schools library website, log-in, search and it's there! I guess the publisher provides it free for universities.

Now I just have to find a way to convert it to a pdf or something for off-campus use.
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Re: Check your University online library section

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Are you asking us how you do that conversion? We won't help you pirate copyrighted material.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Absolutely not! I just wanted other students to be aware of some resources available instead of paying money for books.
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Re: Check your University online library section

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

View PostCP3, on 17 November 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:

I just found out my University gives free access to A LOT of books on programming, Android, iOS, database, etc online. Some of the books have been mentioned on this website by users. I just go to my schools library website, log-in, search and it's there! I guess the publisher provides it free for universities.

Now I just have to find a way to convert it to a pdf or something for off-campus use.


Why not just log in to your school's library website, log in, and read it?
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Re: Check your University online library section

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Tried, for some reason I can't access it that way. I'll have to see if there's any other way.
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Re: Check your University online library section

Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

I do something similar. I walk into the library and choose a book from the shelf. It's pretty cool because I can take it with me wherever I go. It's a pretty slick user interface too: No confusing buttons or fiddly scrolling.

In all seriousness, it sounds like your university has an on-site licence for those ebooks.
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Re: Check your University online library section

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

View Postcfoley, on 19 November 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

I do something similar. I walk into the library and choose a book from the shelf. It's pretty cool because I can take it with me wherever I go. It's a pretty slick user interface too: No confusing buttons or fiddly scrolling.


Tried and would prefer this but their on-site collection of programming books isn't nearly as exciting as the ones available online.
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