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Finding Information

Finding books and journal articles

To find books and journal articles you need to search HOLLY (Harper Online Library) which is is a Google-like search engine which searches many of our electronic resources at once. It is the  search bar running across every page of the library section of the website.

You can see how to sign in to access the full text of our e-resources in this video on logging in.

Finding print and e-books 

Print books are on the ground floor of the library. We also have access to over 160,000 e-books on HOLLY.

In the Library on the ground floor you will find:

  • Books on your subject areas in the Main Collection
  • The Reading for Pleasure Collection
  • Wellbeing books
  • Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Collection
  • Language resources

The borrowing page will tell you more about the lending system.

Searching for electronic journal articles and conference papers

The best place to search for e-journal articles is HOLLY. You will find videos to help with this on the Video Guides page.

There are a few places which HOLLY cannot search, so you may have to search some resources individually. You can find links to all the individual resources on our databases page. This database video explains a bit more about the databases on offer.

You can find out more on individual resources for your subject area on our subject guides pages.

Official information, statistics and reports

Many of your assignments will require you to use recent official information from government departments and major organisations such as Natural England.  We keep some of this information in the library, but it may not be the latest version so the best source for that is the Internet. Make sure the information is from a reputable source and up to date.

More help

If you need more information on different information sources or search techniques go to the study skills section.There are many ways to get in touch with us. Visit our Help and Support page to find out more.

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Having difficulty finding the information you need on this site? Feel that information is missing or in the wrong place? Send your suggestions on how we can improve the Library Services website using the Report a problem form.

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