Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.
Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.
Journal Finder provides details of our print journals and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.
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Our Journal Archive titles can be found on the Journal Finder, but you will need to use the archive to search for content across the whole collection.
Other databases that may be of use can be found on the multi subject database page
Top Tip! Don't forget - should you find that we haven't got the full-text of an article that you would like to access (in print or electronic format) you can make a request through the Inter-Library Loan/Document Supply Service
Should you want to undertake a more thorough search for research materials/literature try searching the following abstract and indexing databases. These contain a large number of references from a significant number of subject areas. You will need to choose your search terms carefully to be sure of retrieving the best results. Generally you will only find the abstract or executive summary of articles within these databases. Conference papers are also available too.
Top Tip! Look out for the ‘LinkSource’ icon or the UCLan logo in your search results lists within these databases as this tool will direct you to the full-text of the article if it's available within one of our subscribed services
Search theses to find out if other research has already been completed in your field.