The search box
Enter one or more words. You will be able to continue narrowing your search in the discovery tool EDS, where the majority of the library information resources can be found.
Filters in the search box
Articles: Articles from scholarly journals. Using the peer-review facet in the left menu you will limit to articles reviewed by experts in the field.
E-books and printed books: Online books in full text as well as print books. Please note that theses are not found using this filter.
Printed books: Make a request if the book is currently on loan or if you want to collect it at a different branch library.
E-journals: Enter words from the title of the journal to get to the list of e-journals.
Databases: Enter words from the database title or subject area to get to the list of List of databases. Use English terms. Databases often cover large areas and the search terms therefore need to be broad, for example Physics.
Additional search services
Chalmers Publications: In research.chalmers.se you will find information regarding research at Chalmers, projects, researchers and publications.
Student Theses: Theses by Chalmers students is found at Chalmers Open Digital Repository - Student Theses.
E-books from VLeBooks
Dawsonera ceased during the summer of 2020 and the titles are transferred to a similar platform, VLeBooks.
What is VLeBooks?
At VLeBooks you will find several course books. You can read the e-books online. You can also download them, but you will only have access to them for one day (sometimes more).
VLeBooks help pages have good instructions on how to read online, download and make notations.
Download to computer
You need Adobe Digital Editions. Other PDF-readers or apps will not work.
You have access to the book for one day (sometimes more), then the file no longer works, but you may download the e-book again.
Most titles can be downloaded as PDF. Some titles are instead available as EPUB, a format suitable for reading on mobile devices as the page adjusts to the screen size.
Unfortunately, Adobe Digital Editions does not have a version for Linux operating system.
- Click on Download and follow the instructions. You need to use Adobe Digtial Editions.
- The first time you are required to authorize Adobe Digital Editions at the Help menu. However, you don't need to get an Adobe ID as you can also tick the box in the lower left corner to authorize without ID.
- Save the file to your computer. It will end with .ascm.
- Open the file with Adobe Digital Editions.
You may find it easier to open the downloaded file from within Adobe Digital Editions. Change to Adobe content server message in the drop-down menu if necessary. Click on Add to library under the File menu.
Download to mobile devices
Use VLeBooks own app or another software that can handle Adobe eBook DRM. You will need to authorize with a personal Adobe ID.
Find more information at VLeBooks help pages.
It's possible to make notations but we recommend that you avoid making bookmarks or annotations in a downloaded book as they will not be saved.