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Searching Made Easy


Have you tried USearch, the Library's discovery service? The USearch service, provided by EBSCO, offers a Google-like search across many of the Library databases with links to thousands of e-journals. It presents a single results list of journal articles, conference papers, reports & more. Search results can be refined easily using intuitive controls shown alongside your results. Your search results will often include direct links to full-text, either as PDF or HTML text. Where no direct links are available, you may see alternative full-text access represented by the 'U Find it' button:

USearch searches and links to Library e-resources. To find books (including e-books), printed journals & other hard copy material please use the Library Catalogue. A Library guide to USearch is available for more information.

As well as the USearch service, there is also a comprehensive Library e-journals list, again supplied by EBSCO. The e-journals list offers a simple way to find all the full-text titles on offer from the Library and their coverage.

If you have any comments on the USearch service, please email us at usearch.feedback@library.ulster.ac.uk.



Green Impact Awards

The Green Impact Scheme, a national environmental accreditation and awards scheme, is run by the National Union of Students. Coleraine & Belfast libraries have achieved a bronze award this year, joining Magee Library which achieved a bronze in 2015 and is working towards silver.

New Database Trial: Churchill Archive

Trial access is now available to the Churchill Archive, a unique archive of Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence (1874-1965) that offers new insight into a fascinating period of our past.
(Trial ends: 22/08/16)

UUSU Excellence in Student Support award 2016

The UUSU Learning & Teaching Awards highlight excellent practice at Ulster. Stephen Milligen, a member of Belfast Library staff, has won the 2016 Excellence in Student Support award, which recognises non-teaching staff who have made a difference to students ‘through their flexibility, willingness to help and knowledge of their area.’ His nominator said ‘to have a staff member take an interest… made a huge difference to my confidence and motivation’. Improving & enhancing the student experience is a key driver of the Library Services Strategy so it is fitting that Stephen’s efforts have been recognised in this way.

IBISWorld Database Trial

The KeyNote market research database is no longer being updated and the Library has cancelled its subscription. The IBISWorld database, being trialled as a possible replacement, is now available for UK market research and industry information for 400+ sectors. The Library also subscribes to other market research databases such as Mintel, Passport and MarketLine (in Business Source Premier) & these all contain information on UK sectors as well as international market research.

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