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LibrarySearch – This Weekend

LibrarySearch will be running with a few limitations this weekend whilst we upgrade the software to enable development of new features.

You’ll still be able to search for items and access eBooks and articles but you won’t be able to reserve books or renew loans via the  “My Library Account”.

  • We’d advise you to access LibrarySearch via the Portal so that you’re already signed in if you require access to e resources.  (You will still be prompted to sign in at the most appropriate point if you haven’t used the Portal though).
  • Renewals will be possible via the Portal (via the Library tab and the My Library portlet)

The full LibrarySearch service will resume on Monday 18th August; we’re aiming to restore all functionality by 12.00.

LibrarySearch upgrade Eve. Thursday 23rd Jan- Monday 27th Jan

LibrarySearch, our library catalogue will be upgraded between the evening of Thursday January 23rd and Monday January 27th inclusive.
During this time you will be able to search for items on LibrarySearch as normal, but you will not be able to renew your loans or place reservations.

To renew your books during 23rd – 27th January you can try:

Via the Portal –  select the Library page and My Account tab in the My Library portlet.
At the library desks during staffed hours
Over the telephone during staffed hours   – 02920688137
Please ask at the library desks for assistance to reserve books during this period.

Full renewal and reservation services will be restored as soon as the upgrade is completed.

LibrarySearch – Prize Draw Competition

Write a review of a book in LibrarySearch to enter yourself into the Prize draw competition to win an iPad3.

Closing date is the 6th Jan. The winner will be contacted on the 7th Jan. We’ll announce the winners on the day. (provided there are more than 2 reviews written on the system!
Multiple entries are allowed.
More info on LibrarySearch FAQ’s page and on the LibrarySearch video.

Using LibrarySearch- tips to get yourself started

  • Sign in for seamless access to online resources and to make reservation requests
  • Enter your search terms and then use the refine options on the left of the results screen to narrow your search results
  • Titles with more than one edition and / or format will be grouped together in the results; click on View X Versions to see all editions and formats
  • Click on Details underneath a search result for links to additional abstracts and tables of contents for books, where available
  • If you’re looking for a journal, enter your search into the box on the Library Collections tab.  Then choose the Journals refine option under Resource Type on the left-hand side of the results screen.  Alternatively choose Journal Title from the first drop-down menu on the Advanced Search screen
  • If you know the book or journal you need is available electronically, choose eJournals or eBooks from the drop-down menu next to the search box on the Library Collections tab
  • Use QuickSearch on the ArticleSearch tab to run a search for articles on your subject to which the Library has full text access online.  This service does not yet cover all our journals but is useful if you quickly want to retrieve a few online articles on a topic
  • Click on the star icon next to items in your search results to add them to your e-shelf.  From your e-shelf you can email results or push them to your EndNote Web account.  Push to EndNote will be coming soon
  • Use My Library Account to manage your loans and set your preferences for LibrarySearch e.g. the number of search results displayed per page.
  • Staff and research postgraduate students can make online inter-library loan requests using the link at the bottom of the screen