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You can now use the new library search to find books, ebooks, journals, articles, and databases. As we are just at the start of going live, there may still be some minor issues. If you find anything, please let us know. We can't wait to see what you think.

Find out more about the new library search. and let us know what you think.

Search the library catalogue for books, e-books, journals, articles, databases, and more.

Searches print books located in The Forum library at Southend. Southend students should use "Search Library" for journals, articles, and ebooks.

On the 28th June we upgrade our Library search, making searching for resources easier than ever! At the moment this will simply mean searching for e-resources will look at little different and hopefully provide a better experience- click here to find out more.  Soon you will be able to search for Southend print books as well as e-resources using this search, but the feature has been slightly delayed so keep using the Southend search for print until further notice!

Open the online catalogue

Want to search journals? Browzine searches our journals and nothing else. To search for journal articles, use the 'Search Library' tab.

Search: Library Publications

Want to manage your most used journals? Try Browzine our e-journal management tool. Looking for a better reading experience? Try the Browzine app from your app store.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID

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New Library Workshops - Click here to view

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