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Consumer Sciences: Books & eBooks
Welcome to the Library guide for Consumer Sciences. Here you will find a OneStop service to assist you in your studies or research at the NWU.
You can read eBooks online with software that comes standard on most computers and portable devices.
If special software is needed to open and read an eBook online, the eBook will often provide its own (e.g. eBook Central) software.
On Library computers, you can only read the eBook online.
Reading eBooks offline
Downloading eBook Central eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software
If you wish to download eBooks to your computer or device, you must have both a free Adobe account and the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software installed. Adobe Digital Editions allows you to access eBooks downloaded to your computer in either ePub or PDF format protected with Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Download Adobe Digital Editions.
During installation of Adobe Digital Editions there should be an option to Authorize Computer. Select Authorize Computer and login with your Adobe ID and Password. Note: If you select Don’t Authorize Computer you cannot transfer an Adobe DRM protected eBook to another computer or any tablet devices/smart phones and/or eBook readers. In other words all the purchased or borrowed books afterwards belong to that computer. You are able to download or transfer the same eBook to 6 computers and tablet devices/smartphones and eBook readers where either Adobe Digital Editions is installed and authorised with the same Adobe ID.
Springer eBook Collections offer accurate reproductions of high quality Springer print book publications, together with all the added benefits of an online environment, including exceptional search capabilities and bookmarks.
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.