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- If the University doesn't have the book you need, email us to suggest a book for the library
- If the book is only available in print, email us to let us know and we will do our best to get hold of an ebook for you
To connect to library resources such as databases and journals you will need to use the University’s VPN service called Globalprotect. Advice on how to set your connection up can be found on the iSolutions page How do I set up VPN on my device?
Unpaywall, Open Access Button and CORE Discovery are all Chrome and Firefox extensions that find legal open access copies. Open Access Helper works the same way for iOS and Safari
- Kopernio a Chrome extension that finds articles from our library subscriptions and open access versions
Google: if you find an article that is behind a paywall, try copy & pasting the article title into a search engine. If there is a copy in a repository it will often display on the first page of search results
Still no luck? Try our interlibrary loan service. We will try our best to get hold of articles for you, although it may not be possible or be delayed while libraries are closed
PhD/ MPhil theses
- the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on WebCat
- many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton
Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations
- The Library does not normally hold undergraduate or taught masters dissertations
Bloomsbury ebooks Collection This link opens in a new window
Bloomsbury Collections provides libraries with a flexible way to build eBook collections across the humanities and social sciences. It contains over 6,000 titles, across 14 subject areas, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and Hart Publishing.
Audiovisual Citation Guidelines This link opens in a new window
Compiled by the British Universities Film & Video Council, these guidelines provide information on how to cite film; television programmes; radio programmes; audio recordings; DVD extras; clips; trailers; adverts; idents; non-broadcast, amateur and archive material; podcasts; vodcasts; and games.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography This link opens in a new window
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography includes over 60,000 biographies, 72 million words, and 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history.
Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global This link opens in a new window
The world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses.
Click 'login' for on campus access. For access off campus, click 'login', enter 'University of Southampton' in the institutional field followed by your institutional username and password.
Screen Studies (Bloomsbury) This link opens in a new window
Screen Studies is a dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and the British Film Institute to support moving-image studies.
Click here to view the complete list of titles available.