|Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites. You can search the Reading Lists database here.|
|From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available. If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.|
The Library catalogues
The Library Catalogue search box can be found on the Books and e-books tab.
The Discovery Service search box can be found on the Find Journal Articles tab.
|The Library Catalogue||The Discovery Service|
|Searches the library catalogue||Searches the library's Discovery Service|
You can find:
You can find:
The Discovery Service will return thousands of results. So to search for books, use the Library Catalogue.
If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title. Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation. If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.
The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf). Use the library map to find the correct floor. The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.
You can search for e-books in the library catalogue
Below are a selection of International Relations e-books
You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library. Here are a few to get you started.
Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.
(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)