If the Library doesn't hold what you need, you could check the catalogues of other libraries.
It is possible to visit most other UK academic libraries by joining SCONUL Access. You should only visit the British Library if the resources you need are not accessible from any other Library.
The Library has many dictionaries, encyclopaedias and biographies, including language dictionaries, subject dictionaries and specialist encyclopaedias. Below are some examples of what's online.
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
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
Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations