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Discovery – Video Help Guides

Can’t find books or journals?
These videos will get your
research off to the right start.

Quick Access Menu:

Why use Discovery?

Where is Discovery?

Refining a basic search.

Using advanced search.

Searching for academic journals only.

How do I access a journal article that I’ve found?

Why can’t I find the full text of the article I found?

How do I get to read journal articles that are ‘abstract-only’?

How can I use Discovery to find paper-based books in the Library?

How do I use Discovery to find e-books?

How do I view the e-books I find?

What features do the e-books have?

How do I save my search results?

1 Why use Discovery?

Simple. It’s the best way to start your research.Back to top


2 Where is Discovery?

Find out how to start looking for books, journals and research papers.Back to top


Two great tips to make your research more targeted.Back to top



An effective way to speed up your research.Back to top


5 Searching for academic journals only.

Find out how to access our journal collections.Back to top


6 How do I access a journal article that I’ve found?

A guide to opening and saving articles.Back to top


7 Why can’t I find the full text of the article I found?

Some articles do not contain text – find out why.Back to top


8 How do I get to read journal articles that are ‘abstract-only’?

An introduction to Inter-Library Loans.Back to top


9 How can I use Discovery to find paper-based books in the Library?

A quick and easy way to browse our physical book collection.Back to top


10 How do I use Discovery to find e-books?

Find out how to search for e-books.Back to top


11 How do I view the e-books I find?

A simple demonstration of how to read or save e-books.Back to top


12 What features do the e-books have?

Learn how to navigate within e-books.Back to top


13 How do I save my search results?

A really useful way to store and track your research findings.Back to top

Here’s how to place a hold on books

1. Open the catalogue at: http://bit.do/MJLib

2. Log in using your Student Number (found underneath the Barcode on your Library Card).

Your password is 1111 until you change it.

3. Search for the item by its Title, Author or Keywords.
Once you have found your item, select it by clicking the Title in blue.

4. Reservations for items can only be placed once all other copies have been taken out by other users. If there is a due date next to the item, it means that it hasn’t been returned to the library yet.
To place a reservation, click ‘Place Hold’.

 

5. On the next screen, choose Main Library and ‘Place Hold’.

6. Check your Marjon email – we will let you know when your item is ready to collect.
You can pick up your item from the purple reservation shelf, Ground Floor of the Library.

7. The books are in alphabetical order.
Look for the first 3 letters of your surname and last 3 digits of your student number.

Can’t find your reservation? Ask at the main Library counter.

 

Here’s how to renew your books online

1. Open the catalogue at: http://bit.do/MJLib


2. Log in using your Student Number (found underneath the Barcode on your Library Card).

Your password is 1111 until you change it.

3. Click ‘My Account’ and then ‘Checkouts’ on the next page.

4. Click ‘Select All’ and then ‘Renew’. Click ‘Yes’ on the pop-up box that appears.

5. Make sure that the dates on your books have changed and make a note of the new dates on yours phone planner.



6. Dates not changed? Overdue books you can’t renew? Blocked Account? Any other problems?

 

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