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Books and eBooks

Learn where to discover books that are suitable for your assignments and group projects.

  • You can find books on Library Search by using bibliographic details, for example Katz and Make it new.
  • You can discover books on Library Search by using keywords relevant to your topic, such as design thinking or social innovation.          

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Reference books

Encyclopedias are great for background information for a new topic. They are updated regularly by experts and contain bibliographies for more in-depth information. Dictionaries can help you with terminology and key concepts.


eBook collections

As part of the research for your assignments you may wish to search across eBook collections for relevant materials on your topic.  They include handbooks and 'companions'. These reference books give extended treatment of specific topics, concepts and methods in your discipline and related subject areas.


Free online eBook collections

Featured books

The Design of Everyday Life

How do common household items such as basic plastic house wares or high-tech digital cameras transform our daily lives? The Design of Everyday Life considers this question in detail, from the design of products through to their use in the home. Drawing on interviews with consumers themselves, the authors look at how everyday objects, ranging from screwdrivers to photo management software, are used on a practical level. 

The Entrepreneur's Growth Startup Handbook

An accessible guide to handling the unforeseeable consequences of becoming an entrepreneur in today and tomorrow's economy. Engaging and informative, this book skillfully examines what usually goes wrong on the road to entrepreneurship, revealing what business owners regret and what you can do to address these issues. 

The Innovator's Dilemma

An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. In this classic bestseller--one of the most influential business books of all time--innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right--yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. 

The Disruption Dilemma

An expert in management takes on the conventional wisdom about disruption, looking at companies that proved resilient and offering managers tools for survival.

Marshall Mcluhan

Why is McLuhan important? What use can we make of his approach to the media today? In this insightful critical introduction, McLuhan′s contribution is carefully explained and his reputation reassessed. Illustrated with many examples from the network society, the book works as a guide to anyone who wants to know why McLuhan is important.

Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

A comprehensive playbook for applied design thinking in business and management, complete with concepts and toolkits As many companies have lost confidence in the traditional ways of running a business, design thinking has entered the mix. Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation presents a framework for design thinking that is relevant to business management, marketing, and design strategies and also provides a toolkit to apply concepts for immediate use in everyday work.