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Welcome to Edinburgh Napier University library.

Using the online library

When you register, or matriculate, with the University, you are also automatically registered with the library. The login details you use for Moodle and your university email will give you access to online resources, such as ejournals and ebooks. Please note that it is not possible for us to post print Library materials or photocopies to students based outside the UK.

Finding information about your subject 

You will receive a reading list for each of your modules/courses. This list may contain books, journals, journal and newspaper articles, films etc. Some items will give an overview of the subject area. Others will have a more narrow focus. 

In addition to the items on your reading list, you may need to find other information. You can contact your subject librarian who is an expert in finding information on your subject area. You can also look at the subject guides​ they have created. 



LibrarySearch​ is the library’s online catalogue. Use it to find ebooks, ejournals, ejournal articles and other online resources.  
  • LibrarySearch contains good quality academic sources of information. This is the type of information that your lecturers will expect you to use in your work.
  • You should start your searches in LibrarySearch because special links have been set up to help you log in easily to eresources. For more information see the LibrarySearch page​.

Finding and using online resources

  • To access the ebooks, ejournals and online databases purchased by the library, you will need to sign in with your University login. This is because only Edinburgh Napier students and staff are licensed to use them.
  • If you start your search in LibrarySearch or from Moodle, you will either see the University login box or be logged in automatically.  


See our video clip and help page.  
  • Search for ebooks in LibrarySearch. If you know the title and author, use these, e.g. 
    • Hall, D., Brown, F. [2011?]. Tourism and welfare: ethics, responsibility and sustainable well-being. Claremount, W.A.: Ebooks Corporation.
    • Type hall tourism welfare into the search box.
  • If you’re looking for an ebook about a specific subject, for example, tourism, try typing tourism and then use the Tweak my results options:
    • under Format choose Books
    • under availability choose Full Text Online.
  • To read the ebook, click on Online access from the results page. 
  • In the Online Access section, click the Full text available at link to start using the ebook.
  • Ebook functionality information can be found in the Links section of each LibrarySearch ebook record. Click on the Ebook info link near the bottom of the page.

Ejournals and journal articles

Searching for articles on a specific subject 
  • For example, gender in cinema
  • Go to LibrarySearch
  • Type gender cinema
  • Tweak My Results. In the Format section, select Articles.
  • Under each result there will be a Full text available or Online access link. Click this to access the article.

Searching for a journal article or a reference you’ve found

See our short video​ or follow the instructions below:
  • Muratori, Michelle C., Smith, Carol Klose, (2015). Guiding the talent and career development of the gifted individual, Journal of Counseling and Development. 93 (2), p.173.
  • Type the following into the LibrarySearch searchbox: Muratori Guiding the talent and career development of the gifted individual Journal of Counseling and Development
  • Click the Full text available or Online access link to access the article.
  • If you don’t find the article, try searching for the journal title.

Searching for a journal by title 

The same video clip​  shows you how to do this. Or follow these instructions. 
  • Click on the Journal Search tab (above the LibrarySearch box). 
  • Type the journal name into the search box, e.g. in the above case: Journal of Counseling and Development
  • Click the Full text available or Online access link. 
  • If you are looking for a specific article in the journal, check the Available from dates. Click the first option which has the year you need. Then find the year, for example, 2015, the volume, 93, the issue, 2, and the starting page number, 173.

Getting help

Contact the library - email
Contact your subject librarian​.  

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