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1000s more ebooks added to LibrarySearch

This month Library has added 1000s more ebooks covering all subject areas have been added to LibrarySearch. This is in addition to the large collection of ebooks already available to RHUL students, researchers & staff.

To find ebooks, just search for book titles as normal and if the ebook is available it will appear alongside print titles in the results list. Or select ‘Full text available’ from filter list on the left hand menu in the LibrarySearch results page.

(See the ‘how to find ebooks’ video: )

Search for ebooks on LibrarySearch

PLEASE NOTE: some ebooks offer a ‘preview’ of the first 50 pages before allowing you to access the rest of the content. If you receive a notice to say that you can preview the first 50 pages of the book (pages 1 to 50), but you want to view further than page 50, then click on the preview and then wait for 5 minutes. You should then see the following message:

“Preview Expired. The 5 minute, 50 page preview has expired. Would you like to continue reading? This will unlock the entire book”

Just click on ‘Continue reading’ and you can access the whole text.

This should all work smoothly, but if you have any problems accessing these texts, or if you want to check if a text is available as an ebook, just ask at the Library Help Desk or email: and we will look into this for you.

Library Loves … Postgraduates!

Calling all RHUL postgraduates: the Library Loves … YOU!

Let us explain: each month Library Services will be offering focussed support on a range of different themes under the banner  “Library Loves … “. The theme for July is research support for the RHUL postgraduate community. All taught and research post graduates are welcome to come along to the weekly drop in sessions in:

Room 2.03, Bedford Library, every Thursday in July from 14.00 to 16.00, starting this Thursday, 11th July.

Information Consultants will be on hand to offer help and advice on a range of issues:

  • searching for material for your research topics
  • reference management & creating bibliographies – using RefWorks or EndNote
  • using subject specific resources
  • obtaining material not held at RHUL (inter library loans and using other libraries)
  • help with using social media services in your research

or any other questions you might have regarding library services, no matter how basic or complex!

So, please do come along and feel free to contact the Information Consultant for your subject area / Department (this will link to the list of subject specialists) beforehand and we will be able to have some material ready for you, or just drop in if you happen to be in the area!

If you cannot make any of the drop in session, you can always arrange a one to one appointment with the Information Consultant for your subject area / Department

We hope to see you on Thursdays in July!