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Finding eBooks in Library Search

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The Library aims to have both eBook and print versions of books as we know both formats are important especially when studying away from the University. Unfortunately publishers do not always offer an eBook in a format suitable for library use, or it is not available at the time we order the print version.

How to find eBooks

  • Go to the Library Gateway at:
  • Search for your keywords in Library Search e.g zero waste.
  • To the left of your search results click on Books / eBooks and Online.
  • Choose a book and follow the link(s) available under Find online. The links will either say View online at: or the name of an eBook provider.

Resources on Request (RoR)

If you cannot find and access the item you need using Library Search or your subject guide, please make a request using the Resources on Request form and we will do our best to provide you with electronic access or suggest alternative resources within one working day.

Bloomsbury online resources

Safari/OREILLY online learning

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OREILLY online learning (Formerly SAFARI books online).

The platform includes more than 35K book titles plus 30K+ hours of video,  case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and videos from O’Reilly's global conferences. 

You can access the eBooks via Library Search or for a more personalized experience when you first log-in you can create an individual account for access to playlists, content syncing across devices - notes, highlights, and bookmarks.   This pdf 'How to access OREILLY online learning' outlines the steps you need to take to set up an account and access the resources.

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Research methodologies and SAGE Research Methods

Sage Research Methods is a methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences.  It is designed to guide users to the content you need to learn a little or a lot about your method. 

Need to find a Method? Explore the Methods Map below (click on the image):


Type a method such as "case study" or "focus group" into the widget below to get to books and videos on SAGE Research Methods: