Bachelor of Business: Books & e-Books

Searching e-books via the library search box

E-books can be found through Library Search and can be accessed 24 hours a day seven days a week.  

E-books can be read entirely online, or downloaded to your PC or mobile device for a period of time. Most e-books enable you to search across the entire contents of the book.  Once downloaded, an e-book can be viewed on your other devices. Simply link to the e-book through library search and login in with your ID and library pin.

VU Library e-books have been purchased from a number of different companies so there is some difference between how e-books are borrowed, downloaded, printed, read off-line and transferred between devices.

Library e-books can often be borrowed and downloaded for a short period of time. Texts are usually read online only. Small sections can be printed due to copyright.

Here are some of the publishers who provide access to e-books through the VU Library. Each publisher has different ways of accessing their e-books and different loan periods.



O'Reilly Online features a curated library of technical books - including titles from Pearson, O’Reilly Media, and more. The contents are organized by the most popular subjects, from web development and mobile apps to entrepreneurship and UX/IA. The database also contains videos, as well as interactive tutorials, case studies, learning paths and audio books.

 CCH eBooks

  • Australian Master Tax Guide 

  • Australian Corporations & Securities Legislation 

  • Australian Income Tax Legislation 

  • Australian Master Financial Planning Guide 

  • Australian Master Superannuation Guide 

  • Australian Master bookkeeper's Guide

  • Australian Practical Tax Examples

Cambridge Core 

Alternate Name(s): Cambridge University Press Titles ;Cambridge Journals Archive;Cambridge Books Online

Cambridge University Press publishes a wide range of research monographs, academic reference, textbooks, books for professionals, and large numbers of books aimed at graduate students.
Titles are available 2018 – 2020 - ebooks and Elements Collections.

Sage Catalyst 

SAGE Catalyst provides access to social science textbooks with virtual collaboration, classroom discussion, and peer-to-peer learning enabled within the textbooks.

OECD iLibrary provides access to statistical publications, reports and working papers produced by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

Connect to: OECD iLibrary 2005-2018

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains ebooks that are searchable by keyword. You can browse, view, download and email entries within the ebooks. Includes

  • Achieving Sustainability : Visions, Principles, and Practices
  • Business plans handbook (v.11-12; 31-32)
  • Economics book
  • Encyclopedia of business and finance
  • Encyclopedia of leadership
  • Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns
  • Encyclopedia of major marketing strategies
  • Encyclopedia of management
  • Encyclopedia of small business
  • Encyclopedia of white-collar & corporate crime
  • Ethics, science, technology and engineering : a global resource
  • Gale e-commerce sourcebook
  • Gale encyclopedia of E-commerce
  • International encyclopedia of the social sciences
  • Politics book
  • Psychology book

Connect to: Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)