Welcome to the Library

Introducing the new
USearch service


USearch is the Library's new discovery service, provided by EBSCO, which 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.

Along with the new USearch service, there is also a new 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 new service, please email us at usearch.feedback@library.ulster.ac.uk.



Library Services Disruption: Sunday 8th March 9am-1pm

Due to essential maintenance being carried out by Information Services, there will be short periods of disruption to some Library services on Sunday 8th March 9am-1pm. Services affected during this at risk time include: Library website and parts of the Library Catalogue (local holdings & item availability). Automatic Athens authentication via the Portal will be unaffected.

Additional March Refworks Classes

Further March Refworks classes are now available to book. Sessions have been scheduled for Thursday 19th March, including early evening sessions. Book now and don't miss out.

Library Fines: Online Payment

Library fines can now be paid securely and conveniently online (on-campus & off-campus) by credit/debit card or using PayPal. If fines are owed, you will see a Pay Now button in the Charges section of My (Library) Account in the Library Catalogue. My Account can also be accessed from the Portal. For more information, a Library e-Payments Guide and Terms & Conditions of use are available.

New E-Resource Trial: BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National

Access to a new e-resource trial is now available:
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV & radio recording service from the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC). Access to the trial is limited, so anyone interested should contact the Arts Library subject team.
(Trial ends: 20/3/15).
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