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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

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Library Search

Find articles, journals, ebooks & more

Finding articles with One stop search will remain available until July

Getting started

Over your years of study with us you will learn a lot more about resources and how to find and manage them.

Get started with our guide to using and getting the most out of library resources.

Upcoming Online Training Sessions

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 20:00

An introduction to the main principles of searching for information using the online library. Good for students at levels 1 and 2 who will be looking for information for assignments outside of their module materials.

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 20:00

An overview of the reference management tools that Library Services supports and a brief look at three of the better known, freely available tools.

Library News

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015 - 11:01

Bridgeman Education is a digital image database, with access to the visual culture of every civilization from Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica...

Thursday, 21 May, 2015 - 10:23

Take a look at ScienceDirect which contains full texts of over 1,000 scientific journals from 1995 onwards.

Monday, 18 May, 2015 - 10:54

The technical issues with Library Search have now been resolved, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Library helpdesk

Webchat: Chat to a Librarian Available 24/7

Email: Library Helpdesk

Phone: +44 (0)1908 659001

Contact the helpdesk seven days a week for help, information and advice on using the library.

All other enquiries: Contact Us