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Finding Information

Finding books and journal articles

Search for books and journal articles using the HOLLY (HarperOnline Library) search box located on all library web pages.

You can see how to access our resources off campus in this video on logging in 

Finding print books and journals

We have around 41,000 books and over 2000 different print journals in the library.  You can find out how to search for them on the Finding information in the library page but much of the information you will need for your work is online.  We also have access to over 160,000 e-books.

Searching for electronic journal articles and conference papers

The best place to search for e-journal articles is HOLLY (Harper Online Library) . It is a Google-like search engine which searches many of our electronic resources at once.

There are a few places which HOLLY cannot search, so you may have to search some resources such as Mintel and ASABE individually. You can find links to all the individual resources on our databases page.

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 the best source is the Internet. Make sure the information is from a reputable source.


We have more than 160,000 e-books, which you can access on HOLLY  Off campus you will need to log in to My account with your Harper Adams email address and password.

More help

If you need more information on different information sources or search techniques go to the study skills section, talk to us via our livechat service (on the library homepage), or email or phone us

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