Finding the latest online resources

Discover the latest ebooks and ejournals for your study.

You’ll find this information under the Library tab in MyBeckett under Resources or on the Library homepage under Resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that every month a large number of free titles are added to the ejournals collection as well as additional sources of existing titles.

Collections added/updated can be found on Pressreader.

Also check out your subject support pages for relevant resources online.

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Offsite team with any questions, we are here to help you.

 

CHECK OUT HOW YOU CAN MAKE EBOOKS MORE ACCESSIBLE!

A new Accessibility page has been added to the eBooks guide on the Library website. The page features FAQs explaining how you can make eBooks more accessible, including instructions for each different platform on changing the text size, changing the font and background colours, and having eBooks read aloud.

As a Distance Learner you may be a regular user of eBooks and find these handy tips helpful for your studies.

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Certain ebooks currently unavailable

Some of our ebooks (from one particular provider) are unavailable for the week beginning 17th August 2015. This is to allow us to make upgrades and refresh content. They should be available again by Friday 21st August 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

In the meantime we still have lots of other ebooks available. If you haven’t used ebooks yet, why not give them a try? More information is available on the Library website, including a guide to finding and using ebooks.

Please contact Offsite if you have any queries.

Certain resources unavailable 30th June 2015 07:00 – 09:00

Due to systems maintenance, the following resources will be unavailable on Tuesday 30 June, between 07:00 and 09:00 BST:

  • Digimap / Geology Digimap / Historical Digimap
  • UK Data Service
  • Box of Broadcasts
  • IDOX

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can see alternative databases for your subject on your Subject Guide.

If you need help finding information, remember Library staff are here throughout the summer to answer your enquiries, so please contact Offsite or contact the Library.

Using Google to find resources? Enhance your searching by using Discover

Why you should be using Discover – the Library search engine

You may be used to starting your online searches with Google, but your course requires you to access academic sources. That’s why we have Discover.

Discover works like Google; it’s a search engine and will provide fast and useful results in a single search.  But… Discover will also give you access to academic resources that the Library pays for which are not freely available on the internet.

Over 90% of Library resources can be found on Discover – so have a go now and Discover more.

Please note there are some databases that are not yet searchable on Discover. These are listed on the right hand side of the results screen in discover, by subject area. More details are in the FAQs.

Beckett Books Extra

Is there a book or other resource that you need for your course or research that the Library doesn’t hold? You can let us know what you would like us to buy – go to Beckett Books Extra on the Library tab in MyBeckett. This is in addition to the resources purchased by your Academic Librarian in conjunction with your lecturers.