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Philip Allan Archive Service: User Guide

Online Resource Help Guide

About Philip Allan Archive Service

Starting your assignment or preparing for exams? Philip Allan Archive Service is the perfect place to begin your research and build the skills and knowledge that will boost your exam grades. It is ideal for GCSE, A level and Access courses and covers a broad range of subjects.

How to log in

Ask library staff for the username and password.

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How to find resources

You can search topics and keywords across all titles your institution has access to and see how many resources are at your disposal. Your search results will include every type of resource available, from Teaching and Learning Resources, Revision and Question Practice and Magazine Archives.

  • Enter your keywords into the Quick Search bar and click the magnifying glass icon.
  • You can narrow your selection by subject, course, title and chapter and click Filter.
  • Click on a result to open it in a new window. 

The video below shows you an example of how to search using the advanced search filters:

Top Tip: Referencing

Each article search result will show the name of the archive, volume number and issue it belongs to:

Click here for more help with referencing or ask library staff for 1-1 support.

Achieve your targets

 

Get the help you need to achieve your targets.

Book a 1:1 session with a subject specialist to boost your confidence and your grades!