Answered By: Linda Hinsley
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017     Views: 101

There are a number of ways you can find the items you need, all linked from the Library home page:

  • Library catalogue. Use this for holdings of specific books and journals, both print and electronic.
  • eJournals. You will find all the e-journals held by the library, arranged by Discipline/Subject. Or you can search for individual journals by title, subject or ISSN.
  • Databases. You can search for these collections of online content by subject, database type, provider or tite.
  • Discover. Use the Discover search box to search for articles, books, journals and more. A basic search limits to those items accessible to University of Liverpool staff and students, but this can be extended to find items we do not currently have access to.

You will note that the catalogue and Discover find both print and electronic materials. Some find the catalogue more helpful for print materials and Discover for e-resources, but this is a matter of preference. 

For titles of journal articles, e.g. "Distinctive 16 PF Personality Traits of Librarians", use Discover; individual articles cannot be found in the catalogue. The title of the journal, e.g. Journal of Library Administration, can be found in the catalogue as well as Discover - as long as we have access to it.

Note also:

  • You can search Reading Lists if the item you want is on a course/module Reading list - or you want to know what items are on a particular reading list.
  • Use the University of Liverpool Repository for publications submitted by University staff or researchers.

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