Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

BCAS Students: Online Library Guide

Introduction

The Library Catalogue is a great starting point for finding quality information... Use the options to search for books, journals, articles and more. 

The Catalogue will include print and physical resources within the results list which are not available to BCAS students. 

This page shows you how to get started with searching the Catalogue...

catalogue search box

Find BOOKS via the Library Catalogue

Searching

To find a specific item: search by author surname and one or two keywords from the title:

catalogue search

 

To find all material on a topic: search using a few, relevant topic keywords:

catalogue search


Results

Browse results list and click on relevant titles (note that different editions or titles held in print and ebook format are grouped together under one top level link):

book information on library catalogue


Access ebooks

Access ebooks by limiting the results to 'Online resources'.  Click on the ebook title you want to access to link through to it.  If you need to login (on or off campus) you will need your university email address and password.

Find ARTICLES via the Articles search

Searching

Select the 'Articles' option in the drop-down menu by the search box.

To find a specific item: search by author surname and a few keywords from the article title.

To find all articles on a topic: search using a few, relevant topic keywords (you can adapt your search to add in more terms or use fewer/more general terms etc as needed depending on the results you get):

 

article search on the library catalogue


Peer-reviewed

You can narrow your results list down to quality, peer reviewed articles by clicking on Peer-reviewed journals:

article details on primo


Access full text of articles

Access the full text by clicking on an article title - this will list all the providers we subscribe to who offer access to the article.  If you are off campus, note the OFF CAMPUS access instructions you need to follow:

    database access information

Find EVERYTHING!

Searching

Use the Everything option in the drop-down menu to search for books, articles - everything! - in one go.


Results

Use the options in your results list to limit your results to books, journals etc if needed.