Got an assignment due? Request the books you need and get some help from the library!

There are assignment deadlines coming up, so now seems like a good time to remind you to Request books which are out on loan to other students.

If the book you need has already been borrowed by someone else, you will need to place a Request on iFind. When you do this, an email is sent to the student who has the book. The email tells the student that the book can’t be renewed anymore and asks them to return the book as someone else would like to borrow it. You’ll get an email to tell you when the book is ready for you to borrow. There’s a short video which shows you how to Request items on iFind, or just ask for help at the Library Desk.

Please remember that there are lots of online resources for you too. Many of our books are available as ebooks. You are expected to use journals in your research as well as textbooks, so use iFind and the library’s subject databases to find relevant articles. Business Source Complete and the Proquest Business Collection are both excellent databases of business and management material. You can find guides and other resources on our Library Guides pages: Please tell us if you can’t find the books and journal articles that you need.

Subject Librarians can also help with referencing!

If you have any questions or need any help, please email us at or book an appointment through the calendar on Library Guides: A librarian is also available 12.00-16.00 every Thursday during term time for drop-in queries.

Good luck with your assignments!

Naomi, Philippa and Giles

Naomi, Philippa and Giles – your library support team. We can answer referencing questions and help you find the material you need for your assignments.

iFind Research

Our new iFind Research service is now live.

iFind Research enables you to search across a wide range of information services (e.g. databases of journal articles, books etc).

You can access it at: or from the LIS home page (it’s the top item on the Digital Library menu option).

Following on from a long period of consultation with students and staff around the university we have designed a service which aims to meet your needs as follows: 

1)      A ‘find an item’ service which takes an author/title of something (e.g. journal article, conference paper, thesis etc.) and aims to find a copy that can be accessed (may be online, but could also be a print copy in the library). This service will save time and money by finding copies of items on reading lists, in bibliographies etc. 

2)      A ‘find something on a topic/subject’ service which aims to help you with an assignment e.g. essay, presentation or a research project. It can help locate relevant references on a particular topic/subject.

3)      A favourites feature which can save details of items found in searches to refer to later or to export by e-mail, or to a reference manager like Endnote. 

We’ll be working to further improve iFind Research – if you  would like to make any suggestions, please e-mail  them to