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Finding books and e-books
Your first stop to find books and e-books is Library Search.
Library Search will tell you:
- whether we have an e-book, a print book, or both
- where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
- how many copies we have and - if they’re checked out - when they’re due back
To only see e-books in your search results, limit your results to 'eBooks' using the Material Type filter on the left-hand side of your search results page.
Using reference sources
Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources can help you find your way into your assignment reading or research. They're also great if you need a quick definition or an overview of a subject.
Printed reference sources
Many of these sources are in our Reference section on level 1 of the library.
Online reference sources
Links and search boxes for our key online reference sources are available below. If you are not on campus, you may need to sign in to OpenAthens to use these resources.
Oxford English Dictionary Online This link opens in a new window
The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It contains current and historical meanings of over 600,000 words.
Britannica Academic This link opens in a new window
An online version of the authoritative encyclopaedia. Unlike Wikipedia, articles in Britannica are often written by leading academics.
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