This helpsheet is hopefully going to ease you into using the Library, Education and Resources Centre.

You will need to register with us by visiting the library and filling out a form, we often are quite busy so the sooner you do it the sooner you can get books out. If you haven't received an IT password when you register, we can request that for you as well.

As soon as you have your computer login, register for Athens for access to our Electronic Resources. You may already have a university Athens login, but the library has access to a number of excellent resources that the university login will not allow you to access.

For information on all of the Electronic Resources you have access to through the Library, have a look at the lists on the 'Online Resources' page. There is a lot there, and sometimes you may need help so there may be an article in the 'Helpsheets' page to get you started.

If you want to know what books we have available, search the Heritage Library Catalogue.

If you want to know what journals we have available (And access electronic journals), browse WorldCat. You can perform a Medline/EMBASE/Cinahl search our journals using NHS Evidence. (Access is through 'Journals And Databases' on the top of the website, choose an advanced search). You will get the same results as a Pubmed search, with the added benefit of full-text article access.

Many of the student resources are short loan, one week only. This is to ensure that every student gets the use of a core text. Short loans also attract a £1.00 daily fine if brought back late, so try to be prompt in returning or renewing them.

Books can be reserved using the catalogue, and we encourage you to use the system as course materials are in constant high demand.

If you would like to know when we have new books in stock, check out Twitter or the 'New in the Library' page on the website. RSS feeds can be set up to alert you on these pages, call into the library and ask if you need help setting these up.

Check our Protopage Site for quick updates of latest journal articles, new books and national news. 

If you have any further questions, ask the Library Knowledgebase, which can answer many common questions.

Our books can be returned at Keele, and Keele books can be returned to us, however they won't come off your library account until the other library receives them.

Check our Protopage Site for quick updates of latest journal articles, new books and national news. 

The library has many resources for Android and iPhone devices, if you would like help accessing these ask in the library.

Students have 24/7 access to the Library, please see a member of staff for details.

We encourage you to attend one of our excellent training courses. They are free, and offer useful research skills that will help you in your upcoming career.

If you have any problems with research, IT or using Electronic Resources, feel free to call into the library. After all we are there to help!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:20)