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LibrarySearch at the University of Kent LibrarySearch is the main gateway to the University of Kent’s Library service resources, enabling you to search the University’s print, multi-media and e-resource collections in a single search, see what’s available at each campus, go straight to full text content where available and access your library account to manage your loans. For help and support in using LibrarySearch contact your subject librarian: http://campus.medway.ac.uk/study-resources/librarians.html

Where can I find LibrarySearch? You can find LibrarySearch on the Drill Hall Library home page http://campus.medway.ac.uk/ Enter your search terms and select Kent LibrarySearch from the drop down box.

LibrarySearch will open and display all relevant results. Make sure you are on the Medway view. If not click on the link here

Manage your Drill Hall Library account. See the items you have on loan and the dates they are due for return, renew items, view your reservations and fines etc. Note: You must be on the Medway view to see your Drill Hall Library account in LibrarySearch

Sign-in with your user name and password to access full-text, manage your library account, save searches and find more resources

See your results Refine your results using the options on the right hand-side of the page


Finding items in the library with LibrarySearch LibrarySearch is able to search for physical items held both in the Drill Hall and Templeman Library. As a Medway student most of the books required for your course are held in the Drill Hall Library and you should therefore search for these first. Enter your Search terms and then refine your results by clicking on Drill Hall Library under Library on the right-hand side of the page. LibrarySearch will now only show items held in the Drill Hall Library. To determine availability and find out where the item is in the Drill Hall Library click on Details and then ‘This item in the library catalogue’ under Links on the right hand side of the next page. This will take you to the Drill Hall Library Catalogue where you can see how many copies are available and the shelfmark which you will need to find the item in the Drill Hall.

If the item you require is out on loan, you can reserve a copy by clicking on ‘Reserve this item’, logging-in using your user ID and password and clicking reserve. We will email you when the item is available for collection from the Drill Hall.

Ordering books from the Templeman Library If the book or item that you require is not part of the Drill Hall Library collection you should check LibrarySearch to see whether it is available from the Templeman Library. Enter your Search terms, click Search Everything. Refine your results by clicking Templeman Library under Library on the right hand side of the page. To request a book or item to be delivered to the Drill Hall for you to collect, click on Details and then Request Delivery to the Drill Hall Library under Links on the right hand side of the page. Complete the Inter-site loan form and click Submit. We will email you when your item arrives at the Drill Hall and is ready for you to collect.

Accessing E-Resources You have access to a wide range of full-text subscription electronic resources including e- journals, e-books, and databases through LibrarySearch. To access and read journal articles, enter your initial search, select Full Text Online and then Articles from the refinement options on the right hand side of the page and then click View Online. For e-books, enter your initial search, select Full Text Online 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. If you have not already signed in to LibrarySearch you will be prompted to do so in order to access full-text articles and books. For more detailed information about accessing electronic resources through LibrarySearch see our leaflet ‘Eresources at the University of Kent’. DHL. SCA February 2015

LibrarySearch at the University of Kent  

LibrarySearch guide for the University of Kent students.

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