Welcome to the Sociology subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
If you need help using DiscoverEd then visit the Library web pages. Useful help pages include:
Don't forget that you can ask the Library Helpdesk staff for advice and assistance.
Each School has a dedicated Academic Support Librarian:
The VPN is sometimes needed to access or register to use library resources. It extends the University's network to your PC, making it appear that you are on campus! It is especially useful when you are working off campus.
There are free courses available from the Digital Skills and Training team.
The University provides access to LinkedIn Learning- an online skills development service which contains 13,000 high quality courses in creative, technology and business. Courses are available in a range of different languages.
If the library does not have what you want then there are different ways of getting access to the material:
This allows you to request material either held at distant university library sites including the University Collections Facility, or material not held by the university.
Book Recommendations: If you are unable to find the book that you need for your studies then use the Student Request a Book (RaB) service to recommend a purchase.
Visit another library: It may be possible (and sometimes quicker) to visit another library to get access to the item you require. Some reciprocal schemes and agreements allow our staff and students access to some other libraries.