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Sustainable Science & Environment

Books Introduction

pile of books

Books and eBooks

The Library has many printed and electronic books available to support your course, and electronic books are available off-campus 24/7!

Books provide an excellent overview of a topic and are a great resource when starting an assignment.

Make sure you are using the most recent edition of a textbook where possible.

Some chapters from books will be available electronically via online reading lists on your SOL units. 

a star Always check your unit reading list for recommendations!

Finding Books

icon of a magnifying glass How do I Find Books?

 

Use the Library Catalogue to search for books and ebooks. 

  • To find a particular book: enter the author surname and a couple of words from the title 
  • To find books on a topic: enter some terms and refine your results to Books using the Resource Type option on the side. 

 

For printed books:

  • Note the number and floor for each item and find them on the shelves.
  • If the book you want is checked out, click on the Locations tab, sign in with your University login and place aRequest. You will be emailed when it is ready for you to collect.

For electronic books: 

  • Use the online access tab and follow the instructions provided. 
  • Most ebooks are available off campus - just login with your University email address and password. 
  • If you only want to see ebooks, refine your results to Online Resources. 

 

Searching for Books

Use the Library Catalogue to search for books and ebooks. 

  • To find a particular book: enter the author surname and a couple of words from the title 
  • To find books on a topic: enter some terms and refine your results to Books using the Resource Type option on the side

Library catalogue books and more search screen

 

For printed books:

  • Note the number and floor for each item and find them on the shelves 
  • If the book you want is checked out, click on the Available at link, sign in with your University email address and password and place a Request. You will be emailed when it is ready for you to collect.

For electronic books: 

  • If you only want to see ebooks, refine your results to Online Resources from the right hand menu  
  • Follow the instructions provided to login to the ebook 
  • Most ebooks are available off campus - just login with your University email address and password

Library Catalogue ebooks search screen

Sustainable Science & Environment Books

The main print book stock for sustainable science and environmental subjects is on Floor 1C and Floor 1A, if you wish when using the library catalogue, you can refine your results to this floors, via the Refine your results link in the right hand menu, so they are Active filters.   

Screen shot of library catalogue