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.


Key Library Resources – What’s new this month

Have a look at our Key Library Resources for this month, the latest books and e-books are now available for you to borrow or read online.

Check out the Professionals Skills tab for books and ebooks that include the following topics:

  • Team Roles
  • Time Management
  • Skills for Success
  • Presentation Skills

And under the Exam Success tab you’ll find ‘Tools for success’,  ‘Music for motivation and relaxation’ as well as a range of books and ebooks related to exam success, time management and how to deal with stress.

You can check out recent titles relevant to your course by clicking on Subject Support on the Library homepage, choose your subject area and click on the Books tab within your Subject Guide.

Good luck to all distance learners with assessments or assignment deadlines this week. Remember the Offsite team are here to help if you have any last minute queries. Our contact details are available here.

Need some support with your subject?

Did you know we have a team of Academic Librarians who specialise in individual subject areas? They’ve created these subject specific guides to Library resources to help you with your studies.

The Academic Librarians also support your studies through:

  • school liaison – working with your school to ensure the Library has the resources you need
  • collection development – purchasing resources for your course
  • teaching – delivering inductions, one-to-one appointments and specialist sessions to help you develop your skills
  • research support – supporting staff and research students to make the most of information sources



To find out more and meet your Academic Librarian click on your subject area from the list shown and discover a wealth of information, help, guides and resources relevant to your subject area.

Topics included are:

  • Books
  • Databases
  • Dissertations and Projects
  • Evaluating Information
  • Journals
  • Literature Reviews
  • Referencing
  • Websites

and much more!

If you have any questions please contact the Offsite team, we’re happy to help.

Welcome to Semester One!

DSC_0099Welcome to Semester One of the 2016/17 academic year, which started this week. The Offsite team has already been contacted by lots of distance learners, both those beginning their studies just now, and those returning after the summer break. It’s great to hear from all of you.

Many of you will be busy looking for resources for your studies – don’t worry, the Offsite team and all Leeds Beckett Library staff are here to help you! Here’s a few snippets that you might find helpful:

  • MyBeckett – this is the university’s virtual learning environment where you will be able to accessmybeckett-screenshot online course materials, online assessments, your student email, the Library and much, much more! Remember that the sign-on system is slightly different this year, with students logging in via the single sign-on option. Why not take a look at our information on accessing MyBeckett. If you have any difficulties in logging on, please contact us. You can also phone the Library 24/7 for a password reset.
  • Discover – this is the Library’s search engine, which searches over 90% of resources available from Leeds Beckett Library. Please check out the Discover pages on the Library website for help in using Discover.
  • Subject Support – each course has an assigned Academic Librarian who liaises cloSubject Guidessely with course teams and who specialises in resources for their subject area. The Subject Support pages  give contact details of all the Academic Librarians. If you are ever in Leeds, you could book an appointment to see them, or contact them by phone or by email.  The Subject Support pages are also fantastic sources of information about your subject, as well as where to search for resources.
  • Skills for Learning – Skills for Learning is a collection of resources to support the learning and teaching of academic skills, ranging from academic IT skills to academic communication such as writing and referencing. They have several really useful publications, some of which are available online and you can also book a workshop place or an individual tutorial if you live locally. For those further afield, there are several recorded Skills for Learning sessions.

We do hope you’re all settling in to the new term and remember, please do contact us if you have any queries.

Key Library Resources for May

Have a look at our Key Library Resources for this month, the latest books and e-books are now available for you to borrow or read online.

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You can check out recent titles relevant to your course by clicking on Subject Support on the Library homepage, choose your subject area and click on the Books tab within your Subject Guide.

You will also find further relevant information and the contact details for your Academic Librarian on your Subject Guide.

If you have any questions please contact the Offsite team.

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.