The library subscribes to many different e-book collections from scholarly sources, including University Presses and other top publishers.
Many disciplines have specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias - reference material which can provide you with a short, definitive explanation of main concepts and vocabulary in your area. These are really handy to help you to understand more complex material. Deakin has a range of reference material available online. These are a sample:
Concise Medical Dictionary (2015, 9th ed, Oxford Reference Online)
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (Stat!Ref) Enter title in Search :-
Stedman's Medical Dictionary 2016 (Stat!Ref)
Background information can help increase your understanding of your topic. There are also numerous background textbooks and e-books available via a Deakin Library Search.