University Of Greenwich Online Library

By | 12th June 2017

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University Of Greenwich Online Library

Logging in

Once logged into the university portal users should select the My Learning/Learning Support page and then the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet to use individual resources.

To cross-search enter your keywords in the Quick LibrarySearch box in the Search the Library portlet.

For access to the portal partner staff must apply for an Affiliate Account.

Introduction

E-resources are databases of scholarly and other specialized content purchased or subscribed to by institutions and companies to support the work of their members. The University subscribes to a range of journals, e-books and other collections from different providers and publishers to assist the learning, teaching and research activities of our staff and students.

Access on and off campus via the  My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal. 

Who can access our e-resources?

Licences permit access to all our e-resources for University staff and students on and off campus via the University portal. However, access to certain products may not be available to the following groups:

Access for partner UK and overseas staff

View or download the summary of access rights guide on this page to see what you are entitled to.

All users must be aware that there are terms and conditions governing the use of the electronic journals and databases. In particular where access is permitted for staff in a partner institution this is only for the teaching or support of University of Greenwich students and may not be used for the teaching or support of other students in the institution.

University Of Greenwich Online Library

What we have

The Library has purchased nearly 16,000 electronic books (e-books) available for students and staff to read (and in some cases to download) online via different publisher platforms. Over 11,000 titles are available in the MyiLibrary platform and over 3,000 in Dawsonera. Additional collections have been purchased in EBSCO, Ebrary, the Cambridge Core and Oxford Scholarship Online platforms. The main format used is PDF, ePub and HTML.

While an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format, this does not apply to all printed books. Be aware that many e-book titles are available solely for purchase by individuals as they are sold directly to the student market via VitalSourceand Kortext. In these instances, the licensing restrictions imposed by the publishers mean that such titles are not available for libraries to purchase for their collections.

You can also use your Aspire Card to purchase e-books at John Smiths’s Campus bookshop. In these instances, the licensing restrictions imposed by the publishers mean that such titles are not available for libraries to purchase for their collections.

You can view or download the quick guide to e-books (PDF).

University Of Greenwich Online Library

How to find e-books

You can search for our e-books in LibrarySearch in the portal and via the separate e-resource platforms. E-books are also listed in the Library Catalogue. All electronic resources are denoted by the [electronic resource] tag next to the title. Additionally e-books can be retrieved from search results by choosing Electronic Books from the Refine Your Search menu.

E-books are accessible via the University portal from the Online databases and academic journals link in the My Learning/Learning Support page..

Contact:

Information and Library Services
E-Resources
Stockwell Street Library,
University of Greenwich,
Park Row, London
SE10 9LS
020 8331 9781