How do I know which eBooks we have access to?
If you are searching libraries worldwide, sometimes records of eBooks not held by use will appear in your search. These eBooks will not have a view eBook button(see image). A large, red VIEW EBOOK BUTTON will be present under the title of the eBooks we have access to.
Can we limit Library Hub searches to eBooks?
Yes, you can! Limit your search results using the filters down the left hand side, and select eBooks. Be sure to leave held by libraries worldwide ticked as this will include open access eBooks in your results.
I’m not a student. Can I access eBooks off-site?
Unfortunately, off-site eBook access is only available to students and staff members of the UD. However, some of the eBooks we hold are open access, which you are able to read. In the Refine This Search on the side bar, select the Open Access and Full Text options. This will bring up any items we have that relate to your search. Alternatively, pop into the library to have full access to our eBook collection.
Why isn't the eBook I clicked on working?
The most common reason an eBook might not be working is because the library has a limited amount of copies available. Much like a print copy, if an item is checked out, you cannot read it. If this is the case, a message should appear saying "all copies are currently in use. Please check back later, or search for another book." Try checking the book in an hour to see if it is available.
The eBook I want to read is on Internet Archive. Do I need to use my ARK details to borrow the book?
No, you don't need to use your ARK details to borrow a book from Internet Archive. Most items on their are open access so you won't need an account at all. However, some titles will require you to "borrow" them. To do this, simply set up a free account and then once that is done, click the big blue button that says borrow on the title you want to read. That's all there is to it!
How can I find if a print book is held in one of the University of Divinity Libraries?
To limit your search to finding a print book, select the library/libraries i.e. University of Divinity Libraries and select print book from the format list.
I am wondering what the time limit is for borrowing eBooks?
Different books have different limits, depending on the publisher. Fortunately, you can just re-borrow them after they expire.
How do I know if a Journal I need is held by the University of Divinity Libraries?
Use the Journal Finder to find out which journals are held by the University of Divinity Libraries electronically or in print. If the journal is not held by the University of Divinity the service will show nearby libraries that you might be able to request the journal from. (Note: don't type the title of the individual article!)
Alternatively, from the the Library Hub home page - Use the "Find & Access drop down menu at the top of the page and select "Journals".
Some Universities have an A-Z Journals and Databases web page where you can link directly to the library's online subscriptions. Is there something similar through the Library Hub?
There sure is! You can go directly to the A-Z Databases page. Alternatively, from the the Library Hub home page - Use the "Find & Access drop down menu at the top of the page and select "Databases".
How do I find the Full Text of Articles?
In the Single Search bar, type in the title or keyword of the article you are looking for. On the left side, select articles under format and full text under content type in the refine search results bar. This search aggregates many different databases into a single interface. If you are unable to locate a particular journal you can use the Journal Finder to search for journal titles. This search will show you what is held electronically and what is a print journal in the University of Divinity Libraries print collections.
How Can I Find the Best Article Databases For My Research Topic?
Select Databases from the Find & Access drop-down menu on the Library Hub Homepage. By floating your mouse over the information icon, you will be given a brief description of each database. You can search for a Database title, select the vendor, or browse by database type.
I am trying to access a book that shows up as held by University of Divinity libraries but I cannot see which University of Divinity library holds it. How can I check which library holds it?
Mannix, Stirling, St Paschal and St Athanasius Libraries have recently moved to a shared library system. Search results will display live availability data for items held at the four participating libraries, as well as holdings information for other libraries, including University of Divinity Libraries, Victorian Libraries, and Libraries Worldwide.
If a book or article in your search says it is available at University of Divinity libraries but does not show which library it is at under the title, click on the item and scroll down to Other Availability & Holdings and click Other Libraries Worldwide button. This will bring up the holdings of the non-shared libraries. Click here to learn more about the Shared Catalogue.
Can I borrow from other UD Libraries?
Yes, absolutely! You can place the book on hold or go in and visit the college library that you wish to borrow from; just remember to take your student card.
How do I place a book on hold?
You can place a hold via the catalogue by clicking the red place hold button on the right of the screen. Select a copy to borrow and a library location and date you wish to collect it from. Alternatively, you can email or call your college library and make a request. You can find your college library here.
Where can I access the bibliography for my unit?
If your unit isn't listed on the Course Reserves page, you can access your unit bibliography by visiting the Unit Management System (UMS) page here.