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Library Essentials: Library Quick Guide

DBS Library Essentials

Welcome to the DBS Library Essentials guide.  In this guide you will find key information for Library users. The Library offers a comprehensive programme of live online classes on searching for information, essay writing, referencing and more that are tailored to your needs. If you can't attend the live online classes we also have a collection of recorded tutorials. Don't forget that Library staff are available in person and online to help with any of your queries.


This search box can be used to search for journal articles, newspaper articles, company reports, and more. To limit to just peer-reviewed journal articles tick the Peer-reviewed box before searching.

Individual databases will sometimes have more detailed search options available. For links to individual databases click here

Books and eBooks

Search books and eBooks here

Please note that your student card is also your Library Card

Renew your library books here

Live Online Library Classes

Book an upcoming online class here

Study Spaces

Book a Group Study Room here

Individual study spaces in the Reading Room are available without booking

WiFi and powerpoints available

Library Dissertation Support

Book a one-to-one session here



Online Help Desk:


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