Important changes to your login details

Your login details for some of our services will be changing from 1st August 2011.  The following resources will be affected:

What is my new username and password?
Your new username from 1st August 2011 will be your official university e-mail address.

Your password *will not change* and will be the password you currently use to login to your university e-mail.

How do I use my new Swansea University login with the Athens service?

Please visit for information about how to update your Athens service to use your new login.

What about saved searches and saved records?

If you require assistance with transferring personal data that you have saved after logging in to any of our services, please contact your ISS Subject team initially using contact information found at:

iFind Discover – our new library catalogue.

Our new library catalogue has been launched!
iFind Discover is a great new resource which can tell you what books and journals we have in the library, where they are and if they are available to borrow. Not only that it will also tell you whether the resource has an online version so you don’t even have to come to the library to use it!

Added features on the new catalogue include being able to add Tags to records where you can comment on how useful the book is, it will also recommend to you which other books could be useful for your subject and it can also search Trinity Saint David’s library, Swansea Metropolitan’s library and Swansea University’s library all at the same time!

Give iFind Discover a go, let us know what you think of it……..

Are all the books out on your topic?

Are all the books out on your topic?
Swansea University Library has an extensive electronic book collection which is available for you to use anywhere in the world and at any time of the day. All you need is access to the internet and your Athens password. You can search by subject, book title or author using our new online catalogue iFind Discover and where available it will give you a direct link to the book.

New Business and Economic electronic book titles include:
Walker, J. (2008) Accounting in a nutshell: accounting for the non-specialist 3rd edn. Oxford: CIMA.
Atrill, P. and McLaney, E. (2009) Management accounting for decision makers 6th edn. Harlow: Finnancial Times/Prentice Hall.
Banerjee, S. B., Chio, V. C. M. and Mir, R. (2009) Organizations, markets and imperial formations: towards an anthropology of globalization Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Use electronic resources at home – with Athens

A reminder that you can access most of Swansea University’s LIS subscribed electronic resources from your PC at home.  But first you must set an “Athens” cookie on your PC.  This will only take a minute and you should only have to set the cookie once.

Go to and follow the instructions. 

Now you’re ready to access electronic journals and databases on and off-campus.

When asked for your Athens username and password, enter your Open Access username (student number)and password.