Learn how to get the most out of Library Search
Remember to sign in first so that you can:
• Access full text resources
• Save your references
• Save your search
• Request books
Resources on Library Search include…
Items are either ‘Available
Online’ or ‘Available’ in the
library (or both).
Request a book using Click and Collect
If a book is only available in
the library i.e. no electronic
copy, you can borrow it using
our Click and Collect service.
When the book is ready
to collect you will receive
an email at your
account. Click on the link
in the email to select a
time slot for collection.
Click on the book title
and then click on
Click and Collect https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/clickandcollect
Many resources are available full-text online
Click on ‘Available
….you will then see a link
to a database which
provides access to the
resource that you want.
This is a database that the
library pays for – in this
case Business Source
Complete. Click on the
….then click on the PDF
or HTML icon to access
the journal article.
If you see Citation available…
…it means that this resource
is not available online or in
the library. However it is
usually possible to obtain it
using our Inter Library Loan
Service. Click on ‘Citation
…and then click on ‘Request
by Inter Library Loan’ and
follow the instructions. You
will need to register the first
time you use this service.
More information available at
the link below.
Inter Library Loans
Save your favourite resources
Click on the ‘pin’ symbol
to save a resource.
Once a resource has
been saved, the ‘pin’
symbol is crossed out
and the resource will be
saved to a folder at the
top of the screen. This
is your ‘Favourites’
Click on the ‘pin’ symbol at
the top of the screen to
view your saved resources
i.e. Your ‘Favourites’.
Once the ‘Favourites’ folder is open you can….
….see a list of the resources
you have saved. Signing-in to
Library Search means that
they will remain in your
Favourites folder until you
choose to delete them.
To email details of the
item to yourself, click on
‘…’ and then ‘Email’.
Click on ‘Add Labels’ to
Save your search
When you have carried out a
search, click on ‘Save search’.
Your search and any refinements
that you have used such as date
or subject will be saved in your
….click on the ‘pin’ symbol to access
your Favourites and then select
‘Saved searches’. Click on a saved
search to run the search again.
Click on these symbols for additional
functionality e.g. set up an alert for a
search. You can also unpin the search
to delete it.
Need further help?
Contact your Librarian (Select ‘Chat’ or ‘Ask A Librarian’)
Troubleshooting: Accessing full text off campus
Welcome to Library Search Extras.
If you have not seen ‘Library Search Getting Started’, please watch that first as that will give you a basic overview of Library Search.
You can find out more information about the library and its services on this Unihub page:
In this presentation we will learn how to get the most out of Library search.
Please remember to sign into Library Search each time you use it so that you can:
Locate the available copies of print books in the library Access full text resources Save your references Save your search Request books for collection using our Click and Collect service
You will find a range of resources on Library Search including journal articles, books and newspapers.
The first example on this page is a journal article. If you click on ‘available online’ you will go directly to the page where the journal article can be downloaded.
The second example is a book. This is available as a printed book in the library and also as an ebook.
Where it says ‘Available at Sheppard Library Hendon’, this means it is a print book located in the library.
Where it says ‘available online’, this means it’s an ebook which you can read online and in some cases download chapters to keep.
The final example is a newspaper article which is available online via the link shown.
If a book is only available in the library i.e. no electronic copy, it is possible to borrow it using our Click and Collect service.
To do this search for a book as normal. If the book is physically located in the library, with no electronic version, then click on the book title. This will take you to another screen where you can click on ‘Request’.
When the book is ready to collect you will receive an email at your university ‘live.mdx.ac.uk account. Click on the link in the email to select a time slot for collection.
You can find out more information about the Click and Collect service from the link on the screen: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/clickandcollect
Many resources in Library Search are available full text online.
In this example we are looking for a journal article on project management which available online to read.
To access the article, click on ‘Available online’.
You will then see a link to a database which provides access to the resource that you want to read.
This is a database the library pays for, in this case Business Source Complete.
Click on the link and then click on the pdf or HTML icon on the next page to access the journal article.
If you see ‘Citation available’ it means this resource is not available online or in the library.
However, it is usually possible to obtain it using our Inter Library Loan Service.
Click on ‘Citation available’ and then click on ‘Request by Inter Library Loan’ and follow the instructions.
You will need to register the first time you use this service. More information available at the link below.