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Accessing online resources for Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) Students. CCCU Library Services subscribes to a wide range of electronic resources that will help you when undertaking assignments. This includes e-books, e- journals and databases (which hold lots of journals that you can search simultaneously). These are not freely available on the internet; you will find these resources in a service called LibrarySearch. There are links to LibrarySearch on the CLIC Portal or on the CCCU Library website – . When you visit LibrarySearch, you should always Sign In using the link at the top-right corner of the page – it is the same username and password as other CCCU facilities such as email. If you do not sign in, you will not be able to access any online books or journals.

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 left-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.

This will open up a box giving details of where you can find the article. Click on Go to access it – there may be additional instructions in bold text.

It may be necessary to follow any steps which are written in this box (in bold text) or to click a link that says Athens login in order to access the article. As long as you have signed in to LibrarySearch, you do not need to type in any other username or password.


Databases Databases are collections of information, and in LibrarySearch, this is often in the form of journal articles. Some databases are not automatically searched by LibrarySearch, such as the Cochrane Library (for Health) or Intered (for Education). To access these, click on Find Databases, then either click on the first letter of the database name, or use the search boxes. Then click on the name of the database, which will open up in a new tab or window.

E-books E-books are electronic versions of books which can be accessed via the internet in the library, at home or on placement. They should be exactly the same as the paper versions of books. They can be used by several different people at once, so you don’t have to worry about somebody else taking out the last copy from the library, or reserving the copy you have out on loan. It’s also quite nice to know that you can’t get overdue fines for ebooks, as it is impossible to bring them back late. The e-books for Canterbury Christ Church University can be accessed through LibrarySearch (NOT the Drill Hall Library catalogue). When you search, select Books and Full Text Online from the options on the left-hand side to display e-books. Click View Online to access them. For more on e-books, and for guides to using many of the databases in LibrarySearch see

For further information contact your subject librarian:

Faculty of Education David Evans: Tel: 01634 88 3319, Email: Faculty of Health and Social Care David Bedford: Tel: 01634 88 3446, Email:

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Accessing online resources for CCCU  

Guide on accessing online resources for Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) students.

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