Not all essential items on resource lists are available digitally and we would therefore recommend providing alternative titles for your students, particularly if you are using resources during an online classroom setting where students will be accessing texts at the same time.
A small number of Library eBooks have single user restrictions, meaning that only one user at a time can access the book. This is due to publisher restrictions and we only purchase these when no other eBook is available and it is a core textbook for a module. Some of our platforms may indicate the availability/ access of each eBook, for example it may say ‘Your institution has unlimited access to this book’ or ‘Your institution has access to XX copies of this book’.
To locate alternative eBook titles to use on your module you can search for Library eBooks via the Library website, choose the ‘Books & eBooks’ tab. Once you’ve done a search you can use the filters on the left hand side to limit results to only show ‘eBooks’.
Some eBook platforms with unlimited access include:
You can supplement eBooks with online articles which are all unlimited access. You can find these by using ‘Search Everything’ to search using an article title or keywords; or go to the eJournals Finder to browse by journal title.
We have a number of video databases available through the Library and are working to add to these.
The Library has Subject Resources pages for each subject area within the University which list the most relevant subject specific databases and resources. You could link to these from your Moodle site to encourage students to search independently on a topic area. The Subject Resources pages also have links to video and audio resources which can be used to support student learning.
If you need any help with adding resources to your online resource list or linking this into your Moodle site, please have a look at the following guidance, or get in touch with your Academic Engagement Librarian.
If you have any questions or need any support please contact your Academic Engagement Librarian.