Two great search tools... James Thickins Academic Liaison Librarian University of Westminster
No library can stock everybook, journal or other resourcethat you may need for yourdissertation research...
Union catalogues such asandallow you to searchMULTIPLE librarycatalogues simultaneously
There is even a catalogue forlibraries across the worldcalled ‘WorldCat’ – (although obtaining material in libraries outside the UK can be difficult)!
Union catalogues facilitate moreaccess toresources, help youtrack down rare items and...save you time + effort
Use theIDD service toobtain books available in theUK through us...or visit the libraries youidentify...
There are some greatlibraries in London that youcan use for free...And many academic librariesare part of the SCONUL ACCESSscheme...(check www.sconul.ac.uk fordetails)
Before you visit another library, check: If you can access the library If you can borrow What ID you need to take Opening hours
is the unioncatalogue for the M25consortium of libraries – its named after London’s favourite ring road!
Search 40+librariesacrossLondon andthe SouthEast
(These aremainlyuniversitylibraries, but someotherinstitutionsare alsoincluded.)
Search fora book
See whichlibrarieshold it
to selectspecificlibrariesto search
or tosearchlibrariesby theaccessrights thatyou have.
is the union catalogue for 70research librariesacross the UK
The fulllist oflibrariescan befound inthe FAQs
Theseinclude… British Library National Library of Scotland National Library of Wales National Art Library Natural History Museum Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, KCL, SOAS, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool…