Master of Business: Books & e-Books

This guide provides an introduction to a wide variety of resources for students studying in the Master of Business courses

Searching e-books via the library search box

E-books can be found through Library search(external link) 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.


CCH e-books

Connect to the following database to access the eBooks

 CCH eBook via Wheelers

  • 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

Or enter your title in the search box


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.

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

Connect to: Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

OECD iLibrary

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

Sage Catalyst 

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

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.