To find a book chapter online, you need to search by the name of the book chapter instead of the name of the book. In the following example, you should search for Identity, Culture and Politics instead of The Ends of Empire:
Connell, J., & Aldrich, R. (2020). Identity, Culture and Politics. In The Ends of Empire (pp. 111–193). Springer Singapore.
Please refer to the steps below:
If the book chapters are unavailable in our collection, eligible users can submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery Services (DDS) request via PolyU ILLiad System. You may refer to our User Guide or Video Tutorial to find out how to place an ILL & DDS request.
The way to access an e-book can be different depending on the platform the book is located. Some platforms allow you to download the whole book in PDF with one click, while some allow downloading a limited number of pages per day due to copyright restrictions.
Here are a few commonly seen examples from e-book databases:
⦿ Full book download allowed. Usually, books directly offered by publishers offer full book or chapter download options.
⦿ Limited no. of pages download per day. Two major e-book providers - ProQuest and EBSCOhost- offer this option. Note that some popular books may only allow online reading. There is no limitation if you read the book online.
⦿ PDF full download is not available. Usually, textbook providers offer this option.
You can check out the books and read them online for a specified no. of hours.
Some books may allow downloading a number of pages to PDF with watermarks.