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PG Certificate in Higher Education and ALTHE: UK Students

A guide for anyone studying the PG Certificate in Higher Education at the university.

Using LibrarySearch to find books

  • Type in key words, a name of an author or title of a book.
  • The catalogue will create a list of results connected to your search.
  • Scroll and click on a title to check its availability.
  • If there are available copies take note of the shelfmark, this is the collection of numbers and letters.
  • The shelfmark is a book's postcode it will tell you where the book lives in the library.

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How to log in

Once logged into the university portal users should select the My Learning / Learning Support or Student page and then the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet to use individual resources.

To cross-search enter your keywords in the Quick LibrarySearch box in the Search the Library portlet.

For access to the portal partner staff must apply for an Affiliate Account.

How to find ebooks

You can search for our ebooks in LibrarySearch in the portal and via the separate eresource platforms. In LibrarySearch ebooks can be retrieved from search results by choosing Format then Ebooks in the Library Resources filter column.

Ebooks are also accessible via the University portal from the Online databases and academic journals link in the My Learning/Learning Support page.

Off campus access

To successfully access titles when connecting off campus you should navigate to them from individual databases in the portal e.g. Ebook Central, EBSCO eBooks, VleBooks rather than from LibrarySearch or from links in Moodle.

When connecting off campus (or from a wireless connected laptop within the University), you may need to sign in via an institutional access login page where you will need to select the University name from a list of institutions first.

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