Palgrave Connect provides access to Ebooks published by Palgrave for subjects included in Humanities, Social Science and Business. Access is provided through a SHEDL trial until February 2016. See our blog entry for further information about what happens after the trial period.
You have access to over 6000 titles, all of which are available to print, copy, download or read online. There is unlimited concurrent user access, which allows a whole class to use the same ebook at the same time.
The content can be found in 12 subject collections:
Business and Management Economics and Finance History
Political Science International Relations & Development Social Sciences
Media and Culture Education Language and Linguistics
Literature Theatre and Performance Religion and Philosophy
Finding Ebooks on Palgrave Connect
All the Palgrave Connect ebooks can be accessed on the Palgrave Connect platform, and can be found using SAULCAT. When you find a Palgrave Connect Ebook in SAULCAT, click the "Connect to e-book" link.
You will need to login to use Palgrave Connect off-campus:
You will not need to login if you are on-campus.
Can I read all the Ebooks on Palgrave Connect?
No, you will see a padlock icon next to each title, if you have access the padlock will be green or yellow
If you can't access a title the padlock will be red but you can preview the content page and normally the introduction.
If you are searching Palgrave Connect and want to limit results to items where you have full-text access:
All the titles available to you can be found on SAULCAT.
You are permitted to access, print or download as much of an Ebook on Palgrave Connect as you need. Some titles will also allow for chapters or whole books to be downloaded to your mobile device or kindle, more information on this can be found in the box below.
You can choose to read what you need online by selecting the View option on any title you have full-text access to. The full-text of the book will open, and will be exactly the same as the print version of the book. You can choose to scroll through, or use the Table of Contents located on the left of the page.
Print or Download options
Palgrave Connect allows you to print or download as much of each book as you require, you can choose print or download individual chapters or the whole book.
Send to Kindle
Many Palgrave Connect Ebooks (though not all) provide a Send to Kindle download option. Before you can use this service you need to know your Kindle email address, and you need to add Palgrave Connect to your approved email settings on your kindle account.
Don't know your kindle email account?:
Adding Palgrave Connect to your personal email settings:
Once you have amended your settings you can use the Send to Kindle download option in Palgrave Connect.
Mobiles, Tablet and iPads
Many Palgrave Connect Ebooks (though not all) provide a Mobile download option. These are provides in the EPub format. Before you try to access these using your own device it is recommended that you install the BlueFire Reader App to your device, which can be found in the Apple Store, or Google Play.
You will also need to ensure that you have an EPub reader, such as Adobe Digital Editions installed.
To download to a mobile device, search for what you want to download on your device, and choose the Mobile download option.
Choose to download using the Bluefire App. The book will download into your Bluefire Reader Library where you can access it.
See the Bluefire Reader User Guide for more information about using the app.
When you click the book image or title you will be taken to the record on SAULCAT, from here you can open the link to the ebook.