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External sources of information and Inter-Library Loans

As well visiting and borrowing from the libraries in Sunderland, you can visit or access a wealth of online information from external institutions. Copac brings together the catalogues of around 90 major UK and Irish libraries; in a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries. Search25 brings together the catalogues of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries across London and the Southeast of England.

Books

If you wish to visit another UK Higher Education library, please apply to join the national SCONUL Access scheme. To find out more and to join the scheme, visit the SCONUL Access page. Make sure that you complete the form accurately, entering your Library number and University email address. Please note that it is always advisable to contact host libraries before your visit to make sure that you are aware of their opening hours and the services you are entitled to use.

 

The British Library in London Kings Cross St. Pancras is the national reference library of the United Kingdom and provides a vast range of resources and services to support your research. In addition to books and journals it houses collections such as manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, patents, reports, conference papers and a sound archive.

Open Access Articles, Conference papers, Dissertations, Theses, and More

EThOS

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. It is provided by the British Library. There are approximately 450,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 160,000 of these also provide access to the full-text thesis.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer-reviewed open access material. It contains around 9000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

OpenDOAR - Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories around the world. OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents such as theses, dissertations, articles, book chapters, conference papers, and more.

Inter-Library Loans (ILL)

If we do not already have the item you are looking for, we will try to obtain it for you from another library through the Inter-Library Loans service (ILL). 

Important: Please check our stock through the Library Catalogue or Discover before making your request.

We can obtain a range of resources including journal articles, single chapters of books, conference papers, reports, patents, and theses. In order to make a request, complete the online request form (you will need to log in to view this form) and send it to us.