How do I find resources to use in my assignments?
Your reading list is a list of items which your lecturer considers important for your module. They are usually divided into:
You can search for a list by module code/name or by tutor.
Subject guides are curated by subject specialists from the Learning & Teaching and Collection Management librarians.
They include lists of key databases, a dedicated Summon subject search box, and important websites.
There are a number of ways to find out if we have a journal article:
1. Search Summon. This search engine will look across a number of our journal holdings, plus the library catalogue. If you are logged into iCity, it will tell you if we have the Full Text or if the article is Citation Only (the abstract).
2. Search individual databases. Your subject guide (see the tab above) will have a list of recommended ones.
3. Check the catalogue to see if we have the journal title in hard copy or online.
4. Check the A-Z of eJournals to see if we have the journal title online.
To get the best out of searching, we recommend that staff and students log into iCity. This is the only way of ensuring you can access the full range of resources that the library subscribes to.
We have created an in-depth guide which lists a number of resources:
The Digital Library is where we hold exam papers, dissertations, and particular scanned copies of articles and book chapters that your lecturers have asked us to upload.
You will need to use your borrower number and library PIN (see tabs above) to log in and search.
A note on access
To ensure that you are accessing the resources that the University has subscribed to, you will need to be logged into iCity before you search for books, articles and other information.
We always advise that you start your search by going to the red library tile on the iCity homepage and navigate to the find resources page to search the library catalogue, Summon, or individual databases.
Some titles to get you started