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LibrarySearch Help

How to find an online resource

Steps on how to find online resources ;on your topic:

  1. Fully understand your topic, and decide what are the main keywords you need to use when searching the catalogue.
  2. Go to library homepage. Type your keywords into the search box and check the Catalogue button as below:
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. On your search results page, use the Refine my Results in the left column to limit your results to online resources.
    • Under Availability tick Full text online
    • Under Resource Type tick the type of resource you would like such as Books
    • Click on APPLY FILTERS if selecting more than one type.

  5. In the resulting list, find the resource you want to read and click View Online tab under the title. Click on any link to access that resource.

Help with logins

For help will login onto LibrarySearch and library resources

Prefer to browse the shelves?

Here is a summary of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). You can use it to find the correct DDC number range for your subject:

Here is an outline of how we have arranged our books on the shelves by DDC number:

Requesting books/items from the Library

Can't find the book on the shelf? or too busy to look? You can ask us to locate the book on the shelf for you and put it at a Library and Information Services desk for you to collect - See how to request a book for pick-up

Booking short loan items
If you wish to request an item on course reserve (short loan) you need to make a booking. See how to book a short loan item.

Help guides to download

Other finding tools

As well as LibrarySearch we have other tools to help you find information. These are: