Finding a book with LibrarySearch
Are deadlines coming up? Assignments due? And Google just won’t do. Our quick guide to finding a book with LibrarySearch that will save the day!
There are books, journals, peer-reviewed articles and much more. We have over 225 databases, 33 000 journals, 100 000 books and well over 300 000 e-books all available at your fingertips at LibrarySearch. We can’t sing the praises of LibrarySearch enough!!
That’s all great and everything but the question now is how does it work?
Simply go to librarysearch.napier.ac.uk, access it through our web pages or click the shortcut here.
Don’t forget to sign in the right-hand corner to give you full access.
In the search bar, type the book title. If you don’t have any books in mind, you can type the keywords for your subject area and let LibrarySearch do its magic. There are filters on the side to narrow down your search for example if you only want books and books for a certain decade and books from a certain campus.
Once you’ve spotted a book that looks useful click on the link. You will be able to see if it’s available online or in one of our Campus Libraries. If it’s available online just click on the links to take you right on through to your book. If the book is on one of our shelves note down the Dewey Decimal number. It will tell you where your book is positioned. Afterwards, If you get stuck check out our guide or ask one of our lovely Librarians who will be happy to help!
All there to make life easier. Like we said LibrarySearch is there to save the day
By Maya Green
Discovered your book on LibrarySearch, but need help spotting it on the shelf? Try our Guide to the Dewey Decimal System here!
Still stuck finding something useful then why not check out our LibGuides
The SCONUL Access Scheme: Accessing University and Higher Education Libraries
Overview of the Scheme
SCONUL (Society of Colleges, National and University Libraries) is a reciprocal scheme that allows staff and students of Edinburgh Napier University to access other participating higher education libraries within the UK and Republic of Ireland.
There are currently 182 SCONUL members(libraries) providing access to study space, borrowing or for reference only. Access to computers and online resources is generally not permitted. You will be able to login to the Eduroam network using your Edinburgh Napier University username and password.
Who can use this Scheme?
Eligible staff and students of Edinburgh Napier University can register for SCONUL Access. You must be in good standing with the university and have no outstanding library fees/fines or overdue items on their library account.
Students must be fully matriculated and possess a current matriculation card. Staff should possess a current staff card.
We ask that you always check the website of the library you wish to visit or call them directly for further information about the services available to you. Some libraries may have added requirements you need to be aware of before visiting them.
How many libraries can I join?
You need only apply for SCONUL Access once. After joining you will receive a confirmation email that will allow you to visit any of the participating libraries.
Please note that some libraries are not currently participating in the access scheme.
A full list of participating libraries and further information on how to join this scheme can be found on the SCONUL website www.sconul.ac.uk
If you have any further questions about SCONUL Access please contact: SCONULEnquiries@napier.ac.uk
Learn more about what your Library has to offer here
A gentle reminder that access granted under the access scheme is a privilege and not a right. Thank You.
By Carol Wilkie
Introducing the Subject Librarian for the School of Health and Social Care, Maria King
I joined Edinburgh Napier in May and have worked in similar roles previously supporting health students at both Coventry University and The University of Salford and I’m looking forward to the move up to Edinburgh. I particularly enjoy the teaching and information literacy support aspects of the role.
I have an interest in punk pedagogy, a critical approach to teaching and learning which focuses on questioning and challenging dominant discourses. This influences my practice by increasing my reflection and improvement of my own practice, increasing flexibility of opportunities for engagement in learning, encouraging criticality and ownership of learning in students, and challenging practices of librarianship that dimmish under-represented voices and groups.
My other main area of interest and expertise is in inclusive teaching practices, specifically in relation to supporting neurodivergent students. I have previously delivered training support to other teaching staff to help them improve their own practices for supporting neurodivergent students. I am neurodivergent myself so bring lived experience to this area.
In my personal life, I enjoy discovering new restaurants, craft beer, quiz shows and pub quizzes, and reading – particularly crime! I am looking forward to exploring more of Scotland and increasing my step count!
Find out more information on the resources available in this subject area, and Maria’s contact details here.
You can access the Health and Social Care Libguides on the Library website. This Libguide will direct you to the most useful search tools for finding research-based literature/evidence, academic sources, grey literature, and reliable health statistics, and show you how to get the best out of these tools for your studies and professional practice.
Welcome to the Online Library
This session will give you a quick introduction to using Edinburgh Napier University Library resources online.
We’ll demonstrate how to:
- Find ebooks using LibrarySearch.
- Find ejournal articles using LibrarySearch, and where to find specialist academic databases
- Download the correct citation and permalink for items so that you can reference them in your University work.
- Use LibrarySearch to organise your reading and search faster.
Welcome to the Physical Library
This session introduces the Campus Libraries and signposts to further support.
We’ll demonstrate how to:
- Use the App to book study spaces, check your library account, add print credit and more.
- Use the machines in libraries, like our printer/scanners, self-service checkouts and laptop loan safes.
- Find a book on the shelf using the shelfmark number.