Search and discovery tools

You'll find information on this page about the different search and discovery tools available to you.

Reading lists

Check your reading list for any books, articles or websites required for your module. Some lists will detail weekly readings, and others a general list of recommended readings. Access your reading list from the Reading List tile in MyLearningSpace. 


LibrarySearch is the quickest way to begin your research. It simultaneously searches our print collection alongside millions of items from multiple academic databases including e-book and ejournal collections, conference proceedings and academic content freely available on the Web.

View more info and the LibrarySearch FAQ here

A-Z e-resources

The  lists our collection of databases, and ebook and ejournal collections. Use these to search a specific collection, to find a specific type of resource, or if you need to conduct a systematic search of literature. See  for advice on finding specific types of resources, or  for those collections most relevant to your subject.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a useful resource that searches across a wide range of academic literature.  It pulls results from publishers, university research repositories and scholarly websites.  

To make it easier to connect from Scholar to our subscribed resources, change your Scholar settings. This only needs to be done on your own devices; on campus, it's all done for you.

More information and how to configure your settings 

Browser extensions

LibKey Nomad
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RefWorks is an online reference management tool that allows you to:

  • create, organise and share an online database of references, and 
  • format reference lists to the referencing style of your choice quickly and easily.
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