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eBooks are books that you can read on the Internet and/or download for free.

  1. Use the Search Rapua search box, which is located on the top right corner of the screen, to find all of our eBooks. Select Books (under the heading Resource Type) and Available Online (under the heading Availability) to find books that are available online, including in Article Databases.
  2. Go to a specific vendor's platform listed below, under subject area, and search for a book.

Our main eBook provider in most subjects taught at MIT is Proquest's eBook Central (EBC).

We also have this new collection of eBooks.


Want to know more? Ask your Subject Librarian.


Want to know more? Ask your Subject Librarian.

New Zealand

Bridget Williams' eBook Collections

Bridget Williams is a major New Zealand publisher. It provides "deep, rich and high-quality New Zealand non-fiction books brought together online for the first time – these are landmark digital resources".

Search or browse the collections directly below, or use the Search box at the top of this page to find individual title in Search Rapua.


Want to know more? Watch the following video or ask your Subject Librarian.

Engineering and Maritime

The Knovel engineering collection covers marine engineering, naval architecture and civil engineeringNOTE: in normal circumstances you will need to create a myKnovel account and log in if you want to read offline, print etc. 

Search tips:

  • Search for an important word like Reed's for marine engineering  OR browse and be surprised!
  • Choose a chapter to read and look for options for printing


Want to know more? Ask your Subject Librarian.



Want to know more?  Ask your Subject Librarian

Referencing tips

It is important to guide your reader back to the sources of the information you have used.

What to look for:

  • Who created the information?
  • When did they post or publish it?
  • What is the name of the book, article, picture ....  that you used?
  • Where does the reader get it from (url or publisher information)?

On this page are some useful tools and examples of reference lists to help you to cite and reference your sources.