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Information for Readers

Titles are available as a free digital edition (PDF), or as a high quality paper-back.

Conditions of Use

In 2013 we began introducing Creative Commons (CC) licences on new titles and on existing titles where possible.

Creative Commons licences

If a book is published under a CC licence, this will be marked on the copyright page, and accompanied by a link and a QR code leading to the licence conditions. The CC licence complements standard copyright by allowing certain uses of works automatically in advance.

For more information on CC licences, please go to

Standard Commonwealth licences

All books are copyright under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth). The full Act is available at

As a quick guide, you must agree to certain conditions, both for the PDF edition and the print edition. You must

  • only read, print, copy or display the work for personal use or your organisation
  • provide appropriate acknowledgments when citing
  • not use the text or images for any commercial purpose without prior permission from the University of Adelaide Press
  • not mount the text on a server without prior permission from the University of Adelaide Press
  • not modify the work in any way.

How To Download

Any up-to-date PDF reader, including on iPads, is suitable for reading the PDF editions. If you have any problems, please make sure that you have the most recent version of your PDF reader.

If you wish to download Adobe Reader you can download it for free from the Adobe website. You will need Adober Reader 7 or later.

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How To Order

If you would like to order a printed copy of any of our titles, simply find the book you want and click on Buy Print Edition to go to the shopping cart. The University's shopping cart accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Staff and students with an email address, please choose Buy Online (Staff and Students) button.

International Orders

Please order also with the shopping cart. Note that you will not pay the 10% Australian sales tax (GST). The flat shipping rate for all books is $AUD40.00. Books are sent by air and please allow two weeks delivery.

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All of the publications on this site are the original work of authors and are subject to copyright.

If you would like to use any of the information contained in any of these publications please remember to reference all citations according to the style you are employing.

For more information on how to reference a publication, please download the relevant reference guide from the University of Adelaide's Writing Centre website.

For information on fair use and more detailed copyright permissions, visit the Australian Copyright Council website. For all queries about referencing or copyright email the University Press.

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