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Library Basics: Getting Started

Information on general library services

This Library Basics LibGuide will get you started in using the Library resources, services and facilities.

You will find answers to most  basic library questions here. Just get in touch if you need further guidance.


Using Library Search

The Library Search services will help you discover books, journals, articles, audio visual material and more on your chosen topic. This is a good place to start when you are beginning to research a topic as you can draw on content from a variety of different sources.

Library Search

Search for print and online books, journals, articles + moreLibrary Search LibGuide available for guidance.

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Penryn Library Search

Search the print and streaming media collections that you have access to at Penryn campus.

Databases A-Z

Use the Databases A-Z List to select a specific resource for comprehensive searching. You can browse by subject or type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource. A short online demo is available to guide you. 

Where is your Library
It's on your phone
It's on Google
It's where you come to study
It's via your laptop
It;s via the iExeter App
It's in your home
It's where you come to get help
It's easy to find in ELE
It's on your tablet
It's on our shelves
It's in your pocket
It's wherever you need it to be
Choose your Subject LibGuide for guidance on library resources in your subject area


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