For certain functions (renewing your books, reservations, interlibrary loans, lists, tagging and rating etc) it is necessary to log in to the Library catalogue.
Near the top right-hand corner of the catalogue click on 'My Account' and enter your Library P number (minus the P) and your Library PIN to log in.
If you have not been given a PIN or have forgotten it, you may reset it by clicking on 'My Account' and selecting the 'Reset PIN' option below the sign in boxes.
After entering your Library P number you will be sent an email with instructions to enable you to choose a new PIN.
You can also change your PIN when signed into your Library account by clicking on 'My Account' and selecting 'Change PIN'.
Click on 'My Account'.
Log in using your Library P number (minus the P) and PIN.
You now have a number of tabs where you can see your account details, how many books you have on loan, whether there are books awaiting collection, whether there are outstanding fines etc.
If your loans are not overdue or recalled for another reader and there are no outstanding fines, you can log in to your account via 'My Account' and renew by clicking 'Renew' or 'Renew All' buttons.
To search for an E-book on a particular subject, enter your keywords or title details in to the search box.
On your initial search results page in the 'Collection' facet under the 'Refine Your Search' column click on 'Electronic Resource Catalogue'.
To search for a theses on a particular subject type keywords from the subject in to the search box.
On your initial search results page in the 'Collection' facet under the 'Refine Your Search' column click on ‘Theses Collection’.
To search all theses click ‘Search’ from the main catalogue search screen without entering any search terms, then select the ‘Advanced Search’ option from beside the search box.
From the ‘with’ dropdown list select ‘Collection’. A new dropdown box will appear to the right of this, select ‘Theses Catalogue’ and click ‘Search’.
You can then select the type of thesis you wish to find i.e. PhD, MA etc. by using the ‘Subject’ facet in the ‘Refine Your Search’ column.
For help on finding journals, click on the 'Searching the Catalogue' tab of this Libguide.
If you are looking for a particular phrase try putting speech marks around your term, e.g. "marine biology". This will limit your search to items that contain these words in the exact order, rather than random keywords.
When you have called up a list of records, use the 'Library Location' facet in the 'Refine Your Search' column to restrict your search to the library location you require.
For help on refining your search, click on the 'Refining your search' tab of this Libguide.
Search results are initially displayed by relevancy, but you can sort your results by date, author or alphabetically using the 'Sorted by' dropdown menu near the top right of your initial results page.
Check your spelling.
Try removing any punctuation such as commas and apostrophes - apostrophes often cause problems.
Reduce the number of search terms, use the 'Refine Your Search' options or 'Advanced Search' to narrow your results.
Please ask Library staff if you need further help.
For help on locating your books on the shelves, click on the 'Find my book @ the library' tab of this Libguide.
If an item location line displays 'Please Ask', please visit a library information help desk to check the details of the item.
On the item detail display, if the item is 'Not Reservable' there is a copy available and you can pick it up from within the library at the shelf mark indicated.
If all the copies are already on loan click on the 'Reserve this item' button and we will let you know via DMU email when one is available for you to collect. You will need to log in using your Library P number (minus the P) and your PIN.
Note: short loan items cannot be reserved.
You cannot print directly from the results list but you can save a list and then export it to a spreadsheet and print it:
Go to 'My Lists' and select the list you want to print.
At the bottom of the list is the option to 'Export as' and a dropdown list.
Select CSV (for spreadsheets) and click 'Export'.
When prompted, choose 'Save as' and save the list to your desktop or device to print.
Yes you can export individual titles or entire lists to an existing Refworks account.
On your search results page you can click ‘Save’ by any title to open a dialogue box. Choose ‘Refworks’ from the options at the bottom of the dialogue box and follow the log in instructions.
To export an entire list to Refworks, log in to ‘My Lists’ and select the saved list you wish to export. At the bottom of the list select ‘Refworks’ from the dropdown box, click ‘Export’ and follow the log in instructions.
Note: you can create a temporary list without logging in to your Library account and export it by clicking on ‘My Lists’ as above but when you end your current catalogue session the list will NOT be saved in to your ‘My Lists’ account unless you have logged in.
Click on 'Log out' at the top of the screen. This will keep your account details private and clear your search history and previous searches from the current session.
The quickest way to navigate back to the library catalogue is by using the ‘Alt’ and ‘Home’ keys together and clicking ‘Library Catalogues’.