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Combined Honours: Finding books and theses

Library guide for resources in Combined Honours

Getting started

We've got over one million print books in the library, and access to over six million ebooks. So if you're looking for a book, you've come to the right place!

However, with so many titles available, don't get lost in the shelves. Make sure you know the most efficient way of finding the books you want - by starting here....

Using the EBL ebook system

Many of our ebooks are provided via the EBL system. This operates in a rather different way to our other ebook collections, so it's a good idea to watch this short video first of all to find out how to use it. 

Search Google books

ebook collections for Humanities

Library Search enables you to search across all print and ebook collections. However, if you want to search/browse ebooks from a particular supplier or collection, you can find links to subject specific ebook collections below.

Historic Book Collections

Library Search.


Find books, journals, articles and other resources, whether print or electronic, with Library Search

For each item, Library Search will tell you:

  • the Library in which it is held
  • how long the book can be borrowed (long loan is four weeks, but there are Student Text Collection four hour loans as well)
  • the location and shelfmark, which you will need in order to find the book on the shelf, if it's in print
  • the status, which will tell you if a book is out on loan and when it is due back 


Finding UK and Irish theses

July 15, 1944

Finding international theses

There isn't one single source for finding non-UK theses, and access options will vary according to the institution, but the links below give the best starting points.