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Reminder: to save search time and start your research on the best track, check and follow links using your unit e-reading lists (select the 'Reading List' link in your unit on Brightspace). Reading lists guide you to the most relevant and recommended resources for your course. Plus, regularly check your units in Brightspace where Lecturers may post and upload extra resources (e.g. in announcements or the content area).
Library Catalogue search
Use this to find print and e-books in the BU Libraries
Using the Library catalogue
Accessing Resources from Off-campus
- The majority of our e-books can be accessed via the Library catalogue, but they can also be accessed via our e-books collections.
- There are additional benefits of using the e-book collections.
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. If you wish to keyword search across every page of all e-books in a particular collection, we recommend the following databases:
- In some cases (but not all), entire e-books from MyiLibrary and Ebook Central Academic Complete are available to download for a specified loan period. For more information on how to download an entire e-book, see our LibGuide How to download e-books to e-readers.
A few books added to BU Library stock
LLS Academic Liaison Manager and Education Librarian
Can't find the book you need?
- Is the book out on loan? - place a reservation
- Is the book at another library site? - ask at a Library Help Zone Desk, or use our 'Click to Chat' online instant messaging service
- Have you checked the re-shelving trolleys?
- If in doubt consult a member of Library Staff
Can't access the e-book?
Some e-books are single-user only, which means that only one person can view at any one time.
If you can't get access to the book, try again later. If you are still having problems - let us know.