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E-resources at the University of Kent. The University of Kent Library Service subscribes to a wide range of electronic resources including e-books, e- journals and databases. These are not freely available on the internet; access to these resources is through LibrarySearch. There are links to LibrarySearch on the Drill Hall Library website http://campus.medway.ac.uk/ (see ‘Search our resources’ and choose ‘Kent LibrarySearch’ from the drop down box) or on the University of Kent Library website http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/ . When you use LibrarySearch, you should always Sign In using the link at the top-right corner of the page using your Kent username and password. If you do not sign in, the online material and functionality that you have access to will be less. You should also ensure that you are on the Medway view denoted by this logo: If the above logo is not present, click on the ‘I am based at Medway’ link at the top right hand corner of the page to be taken there.

Journal articles To find journal articles on a subject, go to LibrarySearch and Sign In. Enter some key words for your subject (or the title of the article, if you are looking for a specific article) in the search box and click Search.

From the list of options on the right-hand side, select Full Text Online and then Articles. Look through the list, and if you see an article you’d like to read, click View Online. If you have not already signed in to LibrarySearch you will be prompted to do so.

This will open up a box giving details of where you can find the article.

Click on the link to access it.


Databases Databases are collections of information. The databases in LibrarySearch are most often a collection of journal articles. Some databases are not automatically searched by LibrarySearch. To find out what is and is not covered click on and then

from the LibrarySearch home page.

To search a database that is not included in Library Search, select the database from the E-resources A-Z list, sign-in with your network id username and password and search directly through the database. Look for the help facilities within each database or ask your Subject Librarian for advice on how to use them.

E-books E-books are electronic versions of books which can be accessed via the internet in the library, at home or elsewhere. You can access them at any time without the worry of getting fines. The e-books for the University of Kent can be accessed through LibrarySearch (NOT the Drill Hall Library Catalogue) After you search, select Full Text Online (if the option appears) in the Show Only section of the filters on the right-hand side of the page. Then under Resource type, select Books (you may need to click More options for this to appear – in this case, select Include next to Books). LibrarySearch will filter your results to e-books only. Click View Online to read them.

For more on e-books see http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/resources/ebooks/index.html?tab=ebooks-faqs

Help For subject-specific resource help see your Subject Guide: http://campus.medway.ac.uk/studyresources/guides.html For further information and help contact your Subject Librarian: CPP, Pharmacy, Sports Studies (Kent) David Bedford: Tel: 01634 88 3446, Email: d.d.bedford@gre.ac.uk Computing, Creative Events, Fine Art, Journalism, Law, Music David Evans: Tel: 01634 88 3319, Email: d.h.evans@gre.ac.uk Business, Criminal Justice Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work Karen Worden: Tel: 01634 88 3208, Email: k.worden@gre.ac.uk DHL. February 2015

Accessing online resources for University of Kent students  

Instructions on how to access online resources for University of Kent students.

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