Getting the most out of Library Search

By Apr.16, 2018

Tracy Breheny

Tracy tells you how to use Library Search smarter!

Trying to find sources for your academic work can be difficult, time consuming and overwhelming.  Sometimes, even deciding where to look can be tricky!  But fear not, help is at hand!

Library Search can make your academic life easier by helping you to find a range of reliable and trustworthy sources for your work.  It contains a wealth of information to help you make the most of your studies, including books/eBooks, journals/eJournals, articles, databases, past exam papers, the University’s research, the University’s Archives and Special Collections and more.

First, sign into Library Search, with your network username and password using the link in the top right hand corner of the screen:

Image of the Library search menu bar showing sign in link.


Signing in gives you access to all the electronic resources and to your Library account so you can check which books you have out on loan.

If you haven’t used Library Search before, there are some really useful videos you can watch to get you started:








Library Search also has advanced features which can save you time and help you get better results.  Library Search can help you:

  • Locate print sources in the Library by showing you a map
  • Save (‘pin’) and organise the sources you find
  • Save your search and set alerts
  • Filter your results so that they are more manageable
  • Reference what you find

Watch this video to find out how to get the most from Library Search:

If you have any questions about Library Search, or you want any further help, please contact your Library Academic Support Team who will be happy to help.

Searching will never be the same again!

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