Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2019     Views: 625

If you want to search for a book or journal we hold in the library use the University Collections tab.


  • To search effectively use quotation marks to make your search more specific: e.g. "global warming". StarPlus will search for the whole phrase rather than each separate word.
  • Type one or more words into the search box. These could be author surnames, words from the title of a book or journal, or words describing the subject of your research:

From your results, click View It to see the online item or Get It to see the location and availability of print copies:

The Multiple Versions symbol indicates several editions. Click View...versions of this item to see them all:

View It

Get It

  • Remember to check you are logged into StarPlus, your name should display in the top left hand side of the screen.
  • If you're looking for a particular book, try combining the author surname and some words from the book title, e.g. Johnson strategy
  • If you're looking for a particular journal, type the full journal title or some title words into the search box, e.g. Journal of Marketing
  • If you’re looking for journal articles on a subject, use the Articles and More search

If we don't have the book you require don't panic! If you cannot find something because we do not hold it within the library you can request an Interlibrary loan and we will source the item from another institution. Please check out Interlibrary loan FAQ's for more information.