Library Search gives you access to all the e-books and journal articles that we have access to. However, we also have many more resources that go beyond Library Search. These include databases, where you can search the journal literature more widely available, and subject-specific primary sources, such as video/film resources, mapping databases, and image/anatomy databases.
Please note that to access the following you will first need to log into StudyNet with your Herts username and password.
The Subject Toolkits on the Online Library page give you access to subject-specific resources. They are arranged by general subject. Check the resources on your subject toolkit to see if there is anything specific you need to know about access to those resources. For example, British Standards requires FileOpen plugin to download reports.
Subject Toolkits are organised by Information Managers.
Click through the links below to explore our Subject Toolkits:
Don't forget to access your module reading list via your Canvas module for all your essential, recommended, and background reading for your course.
We’re digitising as many essential chapters and articles as possible as well as increasing ebook versions of the most popular textbooks.
General Reference Toolkit
The General Reference Toolkit includes maps, statistical data, newspapers, databases, and official information sources, and is designed to be used by all students regardless of school or subject of study.
The General Reference Toolkit includes:
- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
- Geographical Resources
- Grey Literature
- Audio Collections
- Image Collections
- Video Collections
- Official Information
- Statistical Data
Research Skills Support
Go to the Library SkillUP module to develop your research skills, from basic to more advanced literature searching techniques, essay writing and referencing guidelines.
Ask Herts - Search for guidance on Library services/resources such as book borrowing and Inter-Library loans.
Ask a Librarian - Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00 via Library SkillUP chat.