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E-resources at the University of Greenwich The University of Greenwich 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 or alternatively the A-Z list of databases.

Where do I find LibrarySearch? Find the link to LibrarySearc h in the dedicated LibrarySearch channel on the Library & Computing tab in the Student Portal. Click on Go To LibrarySearc h to open LibrarySearc h, and click Sign in (top right corner). A screen with a blue background and the Greenwich logo will appear. Enter your normal Greenwich username and password.

Finding Journal Articles To find journal articles on a subject, go to LibrarySearch and 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 FindIt@Greenwich

This will open up a box giving details of where you can find the article. Click on Go to access it.

If full-text is indicated as available but you are taken instead to a page that requires a log-in, return to the Library databases page in the e-channel of the Student Portal and click on the specific database that you are trying to access (in the above example this would be EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier). Search for the item here for

better results.


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 Greenwich can be accessed through LibrarySearch. After you search, select Full Text Online in the Show Only section of the filters on the left-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 FindIt@Greenwich and then click on the link to read them.

It says full-text is available but I can't access it? First, make sure that you have signed in to LibrarySearc h. Some databases require additional log-in details in order to access full-text. For information about these see http://www.gre. ac.uk/ offices/ils/ls/guides/librarysearch

Using LibrarySearch off campus or via Wi-fi To link to full text material off campus, or via the wireless network, please see our guide on Using LibrarySearc h off campus/via Wi-Fi on your device at libguides.gre. ac.uk/librarysearch

Using the A-Z list of databases As an alternative to LibrarySearc h you can search directly from the A-Z list of Greenwich subscribed eresources. The contents of some (not all) of these databases is included in LibrarySearch. See the Directory of databases on the LibrarySearc h home page for what is and is not covered. Firstly, consult your Subject Guide to find out which Databases are most relevant to your study: http://campus.medway.ac.uk/st udy -resources/ guides.html Then log into the Student Portal and select the Library & Computing tab then in the e-Library channel select the Databases, Journals and e-books link. Select a database to begin searching for journal articles (or ebooks) using key words. Look for help facilities within each database or ask your Subject Librarian for advice to get the best out of each database.

Where can I get help? • •

E-mail us to request help with LibrarySearch or the A-Z databases at Medway: dhl-librarians@gre.ac.uk Find more LibrarySearch help guides at libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarysearch

DHL September 2015

Accessing E-resources at the University of Greenwich  

Instructions on how to access e-resources for the University of Greenwich students.

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