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How it works

Library Search utilises data from the Library catalogue and from a third party service called EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

There are two search tabs, Books, e-books and DVDs and Articles and more.

Screenshot displaying the two search tabs on Library Search entitled Books, e-books and DVDs and Articles and more.

Books, e-books and DVDs is the default and searches across:

  • Print collections
  • E-books
  • DVDs/Blu-rays/Videos
  • Other physical items held in the libraries
  • Queen Mary Research Online

Articles and more searches across:

  • Most of our print and electronic collections
  • Resources from the institutional repository, Queen Mary Research Online
  • Citations from some external databases (if you expand your search to include non-full text items)

If you’re looking for a book or DVD that you will be able to borrow from one of the libraries, or an e-book, then the Books, e-books and DVDs search is recommended. To search for any other resources including journal articles, online newspaper articles and other e-resources you should use Articles and more.

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