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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.

Search University of Exeter's Library Resources

Library Search


Use Library Search to:

  • find book and journals titles and other items available online or in print via the Library Catalogue.

  • search for Articles + more across a wide range of full text resources via the library's discovery serviceThis allows you to search within books and journal articles to find relevant content.  

Help and guidance on using Library Search is available online via the Library Search LibGuide.

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. 

Databases A-Z Demonstration

Where is your Library?

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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