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A guide to discovering and accessing library resources

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The Library collection includes over 400,000 titles.

  • 320,000+ ebooks
  • 92,000+ physical titles (books, DVDs etc)
  • 80,000+ online journals

That might feel overwhelming, especially when you are starting to think about finding the information you need.

In this guide, we will set out the different ways for discovering information resources on a topic, or searching for a known item.

Library Search has features you can use across all types of search results including:

  • saved records (sign in to retain saved records for future sessions). These include citations you may have collected in Resource LIsts. Make up your own tags to organise them
  • saved searches (sign in required) and alerts for new results via email or RSS
  • exporting results (Excel, Endnote, RIS, Refworks)
  • email results
  • generate citations
  • shareable links, QR codes to share a record to your phone

Search Scopes

Library Search has three scopes for general searching:

  1. Everything - In addition to the Library's collection, this scope is expanded to include titles and articles that you can request. Most requests for digital copies (articles/chapters) are supplied within 24 hours.
  2. Bond Library Resources - Think of this as the Library's catalogue. These are titles that we either have physical copies, or full-text subscriptions for.
  3. Textbooks and Subject Resources - These are resources that are on a resource list for current subject offerings. It includes both online and physical resources. Usually, physical resources will be moved to the Reserve collections with shorter loans as they are in high-demand.

Screenshot showing search scopes Everything, Bond Library Resources, Textbooks & Subject Resources

There are also two special scopes for journals and news articles. Learn how to use these scopes by visiting these pages of the guide:

 

Or, dive straight into Library Search now.

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Our librarians can help you find other types of literature that are more difficult to locate through conventional channels.

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