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E-resources guide

Find suitable e-books and other resources for your needs.




Knovel is a resource for engineers, including reference books and conference proceedings as well as easy-to-use interactive tools. Knovel covers the following subject areas: 

  • Environment & Environmental Engineering
  • Food Science
  • General Engineering References
  • Engineering Management & Leadership
  • Industrial Engineering & Operations Management
  • Sustainable Energy & Development
How to find the e-books?

You can browse and access all electronic collections via A-Z Database List. Search and access of individual e-books via Janet Finna. 

Usage rights and login info

Available on Jamk's network by the students, teachers and other staff of Jamk University of Applied Sciences. Log in  with Jamk username and password (HAKA login)

Number of simultaneous users

E-books have unlimited access. 

Loan periods

There is no loan periods in online reading. 


Printing for personal use is allowed. (Knovel recommends that you limit your prints to 20% of a book at any one time).

Reading and downloading the e-book

You can read Knovel e-books online. No program installations required. A downloaded e-book can be read without Internet connection.

Downloading to a computer

You can download single sections in PDF format to your computer. You cannot download a whole book at once. A free software Adobe Reader required.

  1. Search the e-book.
  2. Click the title of the book. The list shows you each section in separate PDF files. Click any section.
  3. Choose Download on the top menu. You can open the section in Adobe Reader or save the file to your computer in PDF format.
Downloading to mobile devices

There is a free Knovel ToGo application available for mobile devices. Download it from your app store.

For the first time, create a My Knovel account on your PC. After installing the app, log in to the app with your credentials. After downloading, the articles are available for offline reading also. Downloaded books are available also on your PC through your My Knovel account.

If an e-book is not working

Check that

  • You have logged in with Jamk username and password (HAKA login)
  • You have downloaded the necessary reader software, if you are trying to download an e-book to your computer.
  • You have updated the latest versions of the software.
  • Try another web browser, including on mobile devices. Do not use the Internet Explorer!
  • You have not blocked the browser to open pop-up windows.

If the e-book still doesn’t work

  • Check your internet connection.
  • Close the browser and start again from the beginning. Clear the browser history.
  • Open the link on Janet Finna. A link found by Google, for example, usually don't work.
  • Do you have several different programs and applications open on your computer? Close the unnecessary ones and try again.
  • Check which browsers are supported or recommended by the e-book service. 
  • See the detailed instructions on the e-book platform.
  • Some e-book services offer a separate application as well. You can try that, too.
  • See if other e-books on the same e-book service work. If they do, the problem concerns only this certain book. Contact the library:

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You can read online, or download e-books to your computer and read them offline.

Recommended for course book use.

Underlining, notes and bookmarking are supported, but require registering for a personal Knovel account.