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Summon down for maintenance on 18th June

The Online Library’s search engine Summon will be down for maintenance for 24 hours, between 2:00 AM on Saturday 18th June and 2:00 AM on Sunday 19th June (British Summer Time). During this time, you can still search Summon, but clicking on a result will not take you to the text.

Summon error

There is a technical problem with some of our links to EBSCO databases in the Summon search results.

Webinar recording (2020)

On the 5th of November, the Online Library conducted a webinar with students, which included a short video demonstration of the Online Library, followed by a Question and Answer session.

New E-Book Platform

The Dawsons E-Book Collection, the Online Library’s principal e-book platform, is being retired on the 31 July. Therefore the Online Library has set up a new e-book platform called VLeBooks.


Coronavirus resources

This page lists some resources that have been made freely available to help researchers and students during the coronavirus outbreak. Please note that access to these resources is temporary.

New features in RefWorks

The Online Library has recently gained access to more features in RefWorks, the reference management tool that is integrated into Summon. These new features will help you to keep track of useful readings you find as you research, and insert references into your essay.

Coronavirus: Online Library is still open

We hope that you and your family are keeping well and healthy. The Online Library team is now working from home, as part of the effort to slow the spread of the virus.