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Access to eResources

Find eResources

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Access to eResources

Am I eligible to use eResources?

  • All departmental staff serving the Education portfolio are eligible for access to eResources.

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How do I join eResource Services?

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How do I contact eResource Services?

For general enquiries:

Telephone
(07) 3034 5211
Facsimile
(07) 3034 5222
Email
Inquiries.LIBRARY@det.qld.gov.au

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Where is eResource Services located?

Street address
Coorparoo Education Precinct
347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo

Postal address
eResource Services, Department of Education and Training
PO Box 1238, Coorparoo DC Q 4151.

There is limited visitor parking available at Coorparoo Education Precinct. Local street parking is available but be aware that time limits apply. Disabled parking is available on site.
For information on public transport services, visit the Translink External Link website.

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Find eResources

Can I borrow eBooks?

ProQuest eBooks are available to departmental staff serving the education portfolio. If you are eligible, you will need to register for an eBook login.

OverDrive eBooks are available to schools registered by their principals for the eBooks Digital Library. Please visit the eBooks Digital Library edStudio Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. for details.

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Where do I find eBooks?

Once you are registered, search for eBooks in:

  • Learning Place Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.
    Perform a search, then select eBooks on the right of the page in the eBooks and eJournals box.
  • Library catalogue External Link
    Simply enter a title, author or subject you are looking for, and include the term eBook in your search.

    For OverDrive eBooks, once you have found the eBook you require, click on the title to display the full record. Select Click here for eBook and enter your MIS ID or Corporate ID.

    For ProQuest eBooks, once you have found the eBook you require, click on the title to display the full record. Select Download link. If prompted, enter your eBook login.
  • eBooks Digital Library External Link
    Login with your student MIS ID or Corporate ID. For information on how to register, visit the eBooks Digital Library edStudio Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only..

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What is the eBooks Digital Library?

The eBooks Digital Library External Link uses the OverDrive platform to provide students and teachers with access to thousands of eBooks to support their learning and love of reading. Registered students and teachers Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. can login with their student MIS ID or Corporate ID.

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Can my school register for the eBooks Digital Library?

The eBooks Digital Library edStudio Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. has information about how schools can register. To enquire about registering your school, contact eResource Services.

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Do I need special software to read eBooks online?

No. As long as you are connected to the internet, you can read any eBook in your browser without downloading any additional software. However if you want to download and read your eBooks offline, you will need to download special software. See details.

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Do I need special software to download eBooks?

Yes. To download an eBook, to read offline at any time and to sync it with other devices, you will need to:

  • install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) External Link - for PCs and laptops
  • download an app that is compatible with your mobile device (such as Bluefire Reader or OverDrive).

Please note, C4T laptops and school computers may already have Adobe Digital Edition installed.

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Can I read eBooks on my mobile device?

Yes. ProQuest eBooks can be downloaded directly to iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android devices via the free Bluefire Reader app.

OverDrive eBooks can be downloaded via the free OverDrive app. What's the OverDrive app? Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.

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Can I print or copy eBooks?

In most cases yes, but there are limits.

  • ProQuest tracks copying and printing and displays a message when the limit is reached
    • Printing is limited to 20% of the total pages of the eBook per user.
    • Copying and pasting is limited to 5% of an eBook per user.
  • OverDrive: Each title varies, depending on the publisher. See OverDrive Help for how to check the digital rights for a title External Link.

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How do I access educational databases?

Databases Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. are available to departmental staff with access to OnePortal Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.. The eResource Services subscribes to databases to support:

  • Research and professional development
  • Curriculum and classroom needs.

If required, use the login details on the OnePortal eResource Services Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. page.

How do I access eJournals?

Full-text eJournals are available to departmental staff with access to OnePortal Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.. The eJournals support research, classroom practice and professional development and are available through EBSCOHost Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.. eResource Services also publishes alerts of selected full text online journal articles Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. to support teaching and corporate staff.

If required, use the EBSCO login details on the OnePortal eResource Services page.

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Special services

Can I access the Education history collection?

Extensive information about education history in Queensland is available on the Education history pages of the eResource Services website.
Members of the public are invited to contact Queensland State Archives and State Library of Queensland for support.

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How can I access information on school anniversary celebrations?

eResource Services provides school anniversary celebrations information sheets and checklists.

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Help and advice for school libraries

Where can I get useful information on school library management?

Visit School library support for more information.

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Where can I get information about copyright?

Visit School library support for more information.

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Last reviewed
18 April 2017
Last updated
18 April 2017