Use your standard Username and Password to access most ebooks, ejournals and databases off campus.
Some ejournals and databases have a specific username and password.
These resources will be indicated by a
You no longer need an Athens account to access electronic resources.
Skills for Learning provide information on the Harvard referencing system, including how to reference a variety of different formats and media.
A short introductory guide is also available online or in print in the Library
Databases are tools, often focused on a specific subject area or profession, which allow you to search for high quality materal on a topic. You'll need to become confident in using the key databases in your subject area, to support your assignments and dissertation work.
You'll need to find high quality and reliable information in journal articles and conference proceedings, as well as material on your reading list, to complete university assignments to a high standard. Discover, your academic search engine, allows you to quickly search for a broad range of material in your topic area.
Databases are designed to help you do more focused, detailed searches for the latest and most authoritative information for your topic. It will be vital to use a wide range of databases for your dissertation, so it's a good idea to gain confidence in using databases before your final year.
You can get help at any stage of the search process. You may want some advice on how to start searching, or have a set of results that you want to refine or expand. You can get help: