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Video Guides and Online Support

Guides to help you use the library and find information.

Searching and accessing information

HOLLY - signing in to the Library

HOLLY is a good place to start to find print books, ebooks and journal articles on a subject. You need to sign in to read the full text. Use your email address as your user name and your normal Harper password.  

How to sign into the Library shows you how to do this.

Getting hold of print and e-books

This video on getting hold of print and e-books should help. We now have over 150, 000 Ebooks which you can find by searching on HOLLY and limiting your search to Ebook from the dropdown choices.  The quickest way to  borrow a print book is to find out where it is in the Library using HOLLY, find it on the shelves and use the self-service machines to issue it to yourself or you can use the Click and Collect system

You can also browse the Library bookshelves from your own device

More information on using the features of e-books as well as how to search for them

Quick search HOLLY

Demonstration of a quick search on HOLLY for recent academic articles on a topic.

Quick guide to sources of information other than HOLLY
HOLLY - improve your search results using Advanced Search

This video demonstrates the Advanced search on HOLLY. By refining your search you can make it more specific and reduce the number of results

Searching for an article within a specific journal

This video demonstrates searching for an article just in the journal article are interested in. The same technique applies to any journal you can find on HOLLY

Find the recommended reading for a module using HARLO

This video shows you how to use HARLO,  our online reading list system to find out the books and resources your tutors hav recommended

Statista - statistics on a wide range of subjects

Statista provides statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources and has global coverage. This video demonstrates how to search Statista.

Scammell and Densham online

A key text for Land Management students, Scammell and Densham is on the Lexis Nexis database. This video shows you how to find it and log in.

Government reports and statistics

Looking for government reports or statistics? This video shows you how to use Google Advanced Search to find them.

What should I do if I can't access the full text of something I need?

Please check that an article isn't available on the internet before placing a request. We may be able to obtain some items from other libraries. This video shows you how to place a request.


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