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Learn more about the library's digital service offer

The library provides access to a vast range of digital resources including: 

  • Over 760,000 ebooks 

  • Almost 100,00ejournal titles 

  • 210 databases, archives, newspaper, film and documentary collections  

As a response to COVID-19, we have significantly increased the availability of our online collections this year to support your learning and research: 

  • 800,000 ebooks from De Gruyter publishers covering humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law 

  • Law Trove (20ebooks) 

  • Politics Trove (36 ebooks) 

  • 750 etextbooks on the Cambridge University Press Higher Education platform

  • 200 essential etextbooks on the BibliU platform (including 25 from Oxford University Press)

  • Elsevier's ClinicalKey (200+ etextbooks, 850+ videos and 85000+ images)

  • 22 etextbooks from LWW Health Library

  • ProQuest One Literature package (texts of over 350,000 works of literature with complementary criticism and reference resources)

  • Selected additional modules from Bloomsbury's Drama Online collection

  • 2 veterinary etextbooks from Elsevier

To access online library resources:

  • Use Library Search to find ebooks and online journal articles: search by title, or do a topic search and add filters for ‘ebooks’ or ‘full text’.

  • Explore further resources with our subject databases.

  • Use your subject guide for advice on recommended resources for your subject area.

  • Your subject librarian can help you find and use resources for wider reading, assignments and research. Please email for 1:1 online help.

  • The Study Skills team are running online tutorials, workshops and online study lounges for all students, including an interactive online resource on studying from home.

  • You need to sign in to access online resources – use Library Search, your subject databases list or subject guides. Please note: if you bookmark resources direct or access them via a web search you may be denied access when away from the university network. Please see the advice on our access electronic resources page.

  • You can contact us 24/7 using our Library Chat service on the library homepage.

 

Contacts

For help or advice on accessing electronic resources, please email:
e-library@bristol.ac.uk

For subject-specific help, please contact your subject librarian.

For technical help, please contact the IT Service Desk.

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