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How It Works: Library Search
Library Catalogue vs Library Search
Search for books, eBooks and DVDs. Check your library account and renew items.
Search for books, eBooks , journal articles and other online resources.
Recommended for Access to HE and UCEN Manchester students.
Library Search: Basic Search
from the Library Search or anywhere you see the search tool. Enter your keywords into the search bar and click "Search". Library homepage
searches millions of academic resources the Library has paid for you to be able to use. Use the filters on the left-hand side of the page to narrow down your results: The library search
- Tick "Ebook Limiter" to only search for eBooks. Ebook Limiter
- Narrow down your results by selecting the types of resources you are looking for (books, videos, articles, etc). Source types
- Select your campus library to only display the physical resources available at your location. Location
If you can't find what you need or are having trouble accessing resources, please
contact us for help.
Library Search: Advanced search
Please note that these video tutorials refer to
Discover as "EBSCO Discovery Service"
Sign in to save results
Sign in to the Library Search to:
Save search results so you can find them easily later
Keep your work organised by setting up folders for your subjects
Make referencing easy by keeping a record of where you have found information
Sign in on campus
1. Click "Click here to view your saved results"
2. Click "Sign in to My EBSCOhost" and sign in using your organisational account: your student/staff email address and network password.
Sign in off campus
Sign in using your organisational account: your student/staff email address and network password.
Saving a search result to your folder
Click on the blue file icon next to a search result to save it to your folder.
This will now appear when you click "Click here to view your saved results".
Under your "My Custom" folder you can create new folders, name or rename folders, and organise the resources you have saved.
Ask a librarian for more help.
If you need a quick chat about library resources please click on the 'Need Help?' tab to the right and speak to a member of the library team.
Alternatively, you can:
Book a One to One Study Skills Session
Contact us by Telephone:
0161 674 1021
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