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Online Resources

Finding online resources

There are a few ways you can find our online resources.

Through the library search

You can search for articles, journals, and databases using the library search.

Be sure to refine your searches to find exactly what you're after.

Through Browzine

Browzine allows you to search for journals.

You can also download the app to search and use the Browzine e-reader.

Through databases

The databases search shows all of the databases that the library subscribes to.

You can also browse our databases in list form and by subject using the Browse E-Resources link.

Accessing online resources

Once you've found the resource you want to access, click on the title. This will take you through to the resource's page.

You can then click on the Resource URL link or the Alternative login link (if one's available)

If you're on campus, you should be taken straight to the resource.

If you're off campus, you will need to log in using your Essex e-mail address and password.

Partner access

If you study with the University of Essex via another institution, you will have access to our e-resources but not our physical collection.

Visiting Other Universities

The University of Essex takes part in the SCONUL Access Scheme.

As a student of the university, you will be able to access other libraries that also a part of the scheme.

As a student of another SCONUL Access university, you will have access to our physical 

Becoming a member

Only members of the university (students and staff) have full access to library resources.

If you're not affiliated with the university, you can gain access to some of our resources by filling in a Visitors E-Resources Access Form at the library help desk with two forms of ID.

You can find more information about accessing library resources and what resources you can access via our Walk-In Access page.

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