Covid-19: Online Resources: Using Library Search

Searching the Library's Online resources

Search using the search box on the Library Homepage 

There are two search options beneath the search box:

  • E-resources only will find ebooks, journal articles, encyclopedia entries, etc.  
  • E-books only will just find ebooks
  • No print resources will be found it either of these boxes is selected.  


On the right of an e-book details is an eBook button

Click the button to access the e-book.

You'll be asked to login, use your University username and password.  

Journal articles

Some of the journal articles in the results won't be full-text.  To limit the results of your search to journal articles you have immediate full-text access to select "Full text" below the Article heading on the filter on the left 

The journal articles should all now be full-text articles.

You may not see the details of all the articles - for some you need to login, if you can't see any article details click Login at the top left of the screen, and enter your username and password.

There will be a range of different buttons on the right of the article details to give you full-text access:

Where there's a PDF button use this to access the document, or use the Full Text button to view the web version of the article.

Some articles will have a button to link you to the database the article can be found on:

Use this if there's no PDF button.

For some articles you will only see a Find Full Text button 

When you click the Find Full Text button you'll be taken to our link resolver, which will give you a link (or a range of links) to access

Where there are multiple entries, check the date of publication for the article you want (see details to the right of the University logo) and then select the link which includes the date you need.

You may be asked to sign in, use your University username and password.

In most cases you'll be taken to the article details page on the database or publisher's site it's held on, look for a PDF or full-text option on the page.  In some cases you will be taken to the contents page for the issue of the journal the article is published in, scroll through the contents page and select the article you want.