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Help finding e-resources

When you're looking for e-resources, such as ebooks and journal articles, there are many of tools you can use. Once you've found what you are looking for all you need is your University user ID and password.

We recommend starting with a library search to search our subscriptions. You may also find resources on search engines such as Google Scholar.

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How to access e-resources

Videos on how to access ebooks and online journal articles. This link takes you to the Library Blog.
pdf document by Chris Dawson from Noun Project

Searching for journal articles

This guide to searching for journal articles using keywords is available as a PDF or as a YouTube video. The transcript of the video is provided in description box on the YouTube page. Choose to view the PDF or the video by selecting an icon.
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pdf document by Chris Dawson from Noun Project

Find journal titles 

Learn how to search for a specific journal title, or locate a specific article when you have full bibliographic details.
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Tips for logging into e-resources 

Advice on how to login directly to databases, or how to login when the full text doesn't seem available. This link takes you to the Library Blog.
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Tips for using Google Scholar

Advice on how to link to our full text subscriptions and search for open access articles. This link takes you to the Library Blog. 
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How to obtain theses off-campus

If you're studying a PhD off-campus, it can be useful to refer to completed theses when you're doing your own research. Advice on how to find and access theses off-campus. This link takes you to the Library Blog. 
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Using advanced search to find journal articles

Advice on how to build more specific searches and make your results more relevant. This link takes you to the Library Blog. 
pdf document by Chris Dawson from Noun Project

Search for and access ebooks

This guide to searching for ebooks is available as a PDF or as a YouTube video. It also highlights useful features of ebooks including searching for keywords within the text and adding virtual notes. The transcript of the video is provided in the decsription box on the YouTube page. Choose to view the pdf or the video by selecting an icon.
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One-to-one support with a librarian

If you've still got a question about finding the resources you need you can request an online one-to-one chat with the Distance Learning Librarian using Skype or Google Hangouts.

Resetting your password

You will need to use your University user ID and password to log into our e-resources. If your password doesn't work or you cannot remember it, you can reset it online.  You will need to register a personal e-mail address with the University and/or set up a security question.

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