Ebooks at Unitec Library

How to get the best use of the ebooks provided by Unitec Library.

Ebooks at Unitec

Unitec Library subscribes to a wide range of e-books.  An e-book is a book that you can read on your computer or device in full, 24/7 wherever you have an Internet connection.  All you need is your Unitec user name and password.  

Check out some recent ebook purchases

Applications for Advancing Animal Ecology

Practical guidance for wildlife professionals working to improve study design, data analysis, and the application of results to habitat and population management.

Adapt As an Architect

Adapt As An Architect: A Mid-Career Companion is the only book that helps design professionals to navigate the vast heart of the architect's journey. It serves as a roadmap: a career GPS that provides options for architects getting from where they are today to where they really want to be. The focus of this optimistic, engaging book is on continued relevance, professional engagement, perseverance, and career longevity. It argues that mid-career is the lynchpin of the architect's career, and provides the guidance and support that practices themselves are missing for emerging professionals, who are often left to their own devices to find their way as they approach the middle of their career. This book means architects don't need to navigate these years on their own.

Think Like an Architect

Do you know how to think like an architect? Do you know why you should? How do you make sure that you have the critical thinking tools necessary to prosper in your academic and professional career? This book gives you the answers. Architects have a valuable and critical set of multiple thinking types that they develop throughout the design process. In this book, Randy Deutsch shows readers how to access those thinking types and use them outside pure design thinking - showing how they can both solve problems but also identify the problems that need solving. To think the way the best architects do. With a clear, driving narrative, peppered with anecdote, stories and real-life scenarios, this book will future-proof the architectural student. Change is coming in the architecture profession, and this is a much-needed exploration of the critical thinking skills that architects have in abundance, but that are not taught well enough within architecture schools. These skills are crucial in being able to respond agilely to a future that nobody is quite sure of.

Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancer

This book explores the co-creative practice of contemporary dancers solely from the point of view of the dancer. It reveals multiple dancing perspectives, drawn from interviews, current writing and evocative accounts from inside the choreographic process, illuminating the myriad ways that dancers contribute to the production of dance culture.

Pre-Accident Investigations

Pre-Accident Investigations: Better Questions - An Applied Approach to Operational Learning challenges safety and reliability professionals to get better answers by asking better questions. A provocative examination of human performance and safety management, the book delivers a thought-provoking discourse about how we work, and defines a new approach to operational learning. This is not a book about traditional safety. This is a book about creating "real" safety in your organization. In order to predict incidents before they happen, an organization should first understand how their processes can result in failure. Instead of managing the outcomes, they must learn to manage and understand the processes used to create them. Ideal for use in safety, human performance, psychology, cognitive and decision making, systems engineering, and risk assessment areas, this book equips the safety professional with the tools, steps, and models of success needed to create long-term value and change from safety programs.

Explore this guide to:

  1. Learn how to find and use e-books
  2. Print, save and copy parts of e-books
  3. Download e-books
  4. Troubleshoot issues you may encounter while using e-books.
  5. Learn how to embed e-books into Moodle (for lecturers)

Why use e-books?

The benefits of using eBooks are:

  • E-books can often be read by several people at the same time. 
  • E-books can't be recalled because another student wants the book.
  • E-books can be read on a variety of devices.
  • E-books are available 24/7 wherever you have Internet access. 
  • You don't need to visit the library to borrow an e-book.
  • You can search e-books for specific keywords.
  • You can bookmark pages, add notes and share readings.