mySearch is an interface which allows you to search across a range of library resources simultaneously, including books, e-books, journal articles and databases
The Library's book collection can be accessed using mySearch. When you find a print book, note down the details of the shelfmark, including the letters after the number e.g. 371.30281 COT.
E-books can be accessed by clicking on the full-text link in the book record.
All items will be loanable for one week initially and will be automatically renewed every week for a further 7 days each time, up to a maximum of 99 times. However, if an item you have on loan is reserved or recalled for another borrower, it will not be renewed. Please return such items as soon as possible and within 7 days of a recall notice. If reserved or recalled items are not returned you will be prevented from borrowing more items and you may be charged for a replacement.
Books on the library shelves are arranged according to a numerical classification system. Each book is assigned a number which relates to its subject and locates books on similar topics together. The classification or shelfmark can be seen on book spine.
When you want to find a specific book you will have to write down its shelfmark as well as the author suffix letters which come after the classification number.
The classification numbers that relate to History can be found below. To find maps of where these numbers are located in the library scroll down to the bottom of the page.
|SUBJECT AREA||SHELF CLASSIFICATION|
|Philosophy and Theory of History||901|
|Biography, Geneaology Insignia||909|
|England and Wales History||942|
|History of Northern America||970|
Library e-books are ordinarily viewed through a web browser. This means they can be viewed on any device and don't have to be downloaded (See below). There are many advantages to using e-books including
Full-text searching - Search within the text of all the e-books held in a particular collection for a subject or keyword. This is an efficient way to find relevant information on a particular topic.
Bookmark, Highlight and Annotate - All notes can be saved so that next time you sign into an e-book all of your notes will be there
Please note that some e-books only let a few people access them at any one time
All e-books will allow you to download a fair usage amount (often around 5%) as an unrestricted pdf file.
In some cases you will be able to download the entire e-book for a limited period. Click on the images to get instructions for doing this.