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BCAS Students: Online Library Guide

What are the eResources?

Search these eResources (databases) to locate journal articles and other useful material for your studies.

  • Most will provide an abstract for the article to sum up what it is about - use this to see if you want to read the full text. 
  • You will get the full text online for most results. If full text is not available, please click on is it at solent where you see it as this will check the library catalogue for access you may have via a different source.

Journal articles

LinkedIn Learning

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a search engine that allows you to search for more academic content on the web.  You can use it to track down journal articles, book details and more.  You can set it up to show you which results you may have access to via a Solent University library subscription.

Link to full text content from Solent University Library
This will tell you if the Library has a copy of the article for you to read or not.  To set this up on your device:

  • In Scholar, click on the icon in the top left corner made of three horizontal lines to open a new menu  
  • Select Settings and then select 'Library Links'.  Enter 'Solent' in the search box then select Solent University - Is it @ Solent and Save. 
  • Any results available via Solent will now show Is It @ Solent link to give you access: ​​
  • OFF CAMPUS: You must check the access information for each article via the Is It @ Solent screens and login to view. 

Basic and Advanced search
Enter your search terms into the Basic search box.  If you want more control over your search, you can access the Advanced search via the three horizontal lines icon .


Results list
Your results list will include a number of options for each result where you can view other items that might be of interest, mark the item to read later etc.

number of options of an article search

  • Select the star to add the article to your 'My library'.
  • Cited by: links you to other resources which have referenced (cited) that document.
  • Related articles: see a list of other articles you may be interested in.


My Library
Sign in and access articles you have saved.  Save articles by clicking on the star icon beside it in the results list.