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Library Search: How to search: Basic

Help with using Search, the Library's discovery platform

Login and type in the basic search field your search terms.

To limit your search to items available in the library, select “Library collections” from the drop-down menu. If you want to search across library resources, repositories and databases, keep the default option “All resources” selected:

Limit your search by choosing a 'scope' from the drop-down menu

You can always refine your results with the filters in the left panel.

Once you get the resource you want, you can:

  • View it (digital copy)
  • Get it (physical copy)

For more information, please visit the "Search results' and "Tips & FAQs".

This activity is not optimised for mobile phone screens. Please use a desktop or laptop or a tablet.
At the end of this activity, you will be able to find resources from the Library Search.


Find a Book

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At the end of this activity, you will be able to find resources from the Library Search.

Here is how to use the Reading list:

To find and access your reading lists:

  • Search using the unit code or unit title.
  • When you have opened your reading list click on individual items for further information including Library availability and links to full text where available.
  • Click on individual items to show library availability and/or full text of online resources
  • Sign in with your Authcate user name and password to add personal study notes to items in your lists.

The activity below is only available during the semester.



Find a Journal Article in a Reading List

This activity is not optimised for mobile phone screens. Please use a desktop or laptop or a tablet.
At the end of this activity, you will be able to find resources from the Library Search.


Find a Journal Article

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