The Library has a range of resources that can be accessed online and off campus:
How do I login to library resources?
Many of the Library online resources are only accessible to Sheffield Hallam University students and staff. You can access the resources by using your SHU network username and password. If the resource does not work with your SHU network, there will be details on how to login on the Library Search record or the listing of the database in the A-Z list of databases.
If you have difficulties accessing Library resources off-campus then get in contact with the Library for support.
Here is a short video on how to access Library resources off campus.
Why should I sign in?
Remember to sign out, though, so your searches remain private and your personal settings cannot be adjusted by anyone else.
Login to MyHallam first and then click on the Library link at the top of the page. You should now be at the Library homepage. You can click on the My Library Account link at the top of the Library homepage before you start searching. Click on the option for Hallam Staff and Students and enter your normal login details.
Once logged in you can then click on New Search to run your searches.
Alternatively, if you have run a search already, click on the appropriate Sign in link on the green bar above the search results.
There are many online resources available within Library Search. Here are three steps to help you find the information you need.
A search on the 27th November 2020, found 872,434 results for
After you have clicked on the Online filter, you will have over 873,000 online search results.
If you were looking for online books related to building information modelling, you can apply the Book / eBook filter and you will then over find 3,000 eBooks.
You can reset the search by removing the Active filters at the top left hand side of the screen and apply new filters to find online journal articles.
For example, if you were looking for online journal articles, you should remove the Book / eBook filter and then apply the Articles filter. You will then find over 609,000 results. You can also apply the Peer-reviewed journals filter to limit your search to peer-reviewed journals.
The quickest way to find a specific eJournal in Library Search is to search using the Advanced Search option.
You can find the Advanced search option next to the the Library Search Simple Search box. You can search for a specific journal by typing the journal name into the Any field search box and limiting to the material type to Journal/eJournal.
Using Browse eJournals
You can browse the Library collection of online journals using Browse eJournals. The journals are arranged into subject areas e.g. Biomedical and Health Sciences. You can browse within the sections to find out more about journals within these subject areas.
Browse eJournals is a very visual way of displaying journal titles for example, you will be able to see the Journal covers and then click on the image to browse the journal by volume or issue.
You will then see the table of contents for each issue and you can go direct to the article by clicking on the article title and following the on screen instructions.
If you are using a specialist resource e.g. a journal database and you want to access the full text of the journal article, you may need to click on the SHULinks button to access the full text article.
What is SHULinks?
SHULinks is a software product which automatically links together online databases. It takes information from one resource and uses it to build links to other services that have related content. For example, we can link results of searches in indexing databases to the electronic journals which contain the full text of the articles found. Whenever you see the button simply click on it to see a menu of options. These options may include links to the full text of an article.
You can find database and specialist resources on the Library subject guides. We recommend using the resources via the subject guides as the guide will provide context to why the resource has been selected and the benefits of using the resources.
You can find details of all the databases and specialist resources that the Library subscribes to on the A - Z of databases page.
The advice here about access to print resources and the Document Supply Service may be subject to change during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can use the free Document Supply Services to obtain books, journal articles or other resources not available in the Libraries.
If you need to access a resource that the library doesn't already have in our collections then please use our Document Supply Service:
Use document supply services to request a book or journal article. Document Supply Services have resumed supplying physical copies of books. However, there may be delays in supply times as this is a reciprocal service and is dependent on other libraries resuming their services to supply books.
If we supply access to a book using this service, this is a loan and the book needs to be returned to its home library at the end of the loan period.
We are always looking for new publications to support your learning, teaching or research, and to keep the library collections up to date with high-quality materials. If you think we're missing something crucial though, we'd like to hear about it.
The resources purchased using this form will become part of the library collection and will be available for other library users to borrow.
You can do this using the form below.
We look forward to your recommendations.
The advice here about access to the Distance Learner Support Service may be subject to change during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Distance Learner Support Service provides support for the following students:
This is an opt-in service. To be eligible for this service you must be one of the following: