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Useful information about library membership
As a member of one of our partnership institutions, if your course is an accredited Staffordshire University Course, you will be entitled to loan up to 17 items and have access to all
If your course is not accredited, but run by a partnership institution you can register with the library and take out up to two items only.
There are no more fines! Your books will renew automatically every two weeks. However, if a book is popular and another student requests it, you will receive an eMail asking you to bring the book back. If you don't, you will get a recall charge and this is £1 a day (excluding weekends).
Search Google Scholar
This page will show you how to configure Google Scholar to search across Staffordshire University resources for journal articles.
Accessing Library Materials
Please use the box to begin your search!
Your Study Skills contact
Key links for Partner College students
Off-campus you will need to use your University Username and Password.
If you experience any problems please contact email@example.com .
Arrangement of stock at Thompson Library
Books in the Thompson Library can be found in one of two places-the
Core Collection and the Main Collection. This is clearly indicated on the library catalogue. In the Thompson Library the Core Collection runs over the ground and first floor. The Main Collection is located towards the back of the building on the ground floor.
Our Core Collection is for books that are essential reading while the Main Collection houses background reading. Please remember this when browsing the shelves as numbers are repeated in both collections.
What are periodicals and why are they important?
As a student in higher education your tutors will be looking for evidence that you have used a wide range of resources in your studies. Periodicals are one such resource. They can provide up to date, specialised information on topics which are not always found in books. There are three main types of periodical.
Magazines - both general and professional
You must decide which is the best for your research. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems locating journal articles or access one of your Subject Specific library guides to see how you can access periodicals electronically.
Search the Electronic Library
Sometimes you hit lucky and find a chapter available free through Google books