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    Guides to help you use the library and find information.

    Searching and accessing information

    HOLLY - signing in to the Library to read books and articles

    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 for academic articles

    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 you are interested in. The 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

    Market Research Databases

    We have access to four databases which provide industry and consumer information to help you understand the market for your product. This video talks you through using the different databases

    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 both Google and Google Scholar 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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