For subjects other than Design and Law, the EBSCO Discovery Service is a great place to start your research. It behaves like an academic search engine, finding only quality academic content your lecturers will want to see you using. For all subjects, your Subject page(s) are the best place to start looking for information for assignments because they list the most useful resources your Faculty Librarian has hand-picked for your subject.

Once you have overcome your apprehension of visiting a library that is many times larger than the one in your old FE college, the next questions that cross most people’s minds in some order are “How do I find the …

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We no longer subscribe directly to the Architects’ Journal.  We still have access to the Architects’ Journal in its entirety through the Construction Information Service (CIS). How to access the Architects’ Journal through the Construction Information Service (CIS) First, log …

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After several years in the making, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in collaboration with San Jose State University are pleased to launch the new International Journal of Missing Persons. This new peer reviewed, international journal covers all research related …

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Until now, students on taught courses could produce the most impressive research and interactive artefacts but because the scope of an undergraduate or Masters degree project rarely allows a project of sufficient scope and depth of analysis to compete with …

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If you need something not available from the Library, you can submit an interlibrary loan request. We will try to source any ebook or ejournal article wherever one is available. No guarantees, mind but we will certainly try! Full details …

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eResources You told us how much you valued the wide variety of resources we make available to help you learn and support your assignments with the best available information.  We have managed to increase our collections again this year and …

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Understanding what you are looking for is sometimes the first hurdle when getting to grips with academic information.  Here is an introduction to where to find different sorts of information. Finding books The easiest way to find everything is by …

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Update 17 July 2019 – In light of Curriculum 2019 and subsequent changes to courses and units, we will not roll existing content over to the next academic year.  We will instead archive all 2018/19 reading lists at the end …

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“The university library provides a fantastic service to all students. The texts available both in print and online editions are extensive.” ~ former student   We subscribe to more than twice as many ejournals this year as last, we have …

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