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De Montfort University International College: Accessing online

What can I access?

You can use DMU's e-resources (where our licences permit access by students at partner colleges).

This will include ebooks, ejournals, and databases to search for academic material.

This page outlines the systems available to search for online information

Library Search

Library Search searches for all material available at DMU.  This includes all of our print and audio-visual material and our online books and journal articles.

  • Enter your search - an author name, a title, or a topic area.
  • To find online only material, at the results screen, use the "refine your search" option on the left-hand side to filter to "full-text online"
  • Click on the ? for a help tutorial.

Access Library Search from the main Library and Learning Services webpage.

Subject guides

You may wish to search further than Library Search and use one of our specialist subject databases.

Subject guides detail all online resources relevant to a specific subject area.  Choose from the drop-down menu below

Logging in with your username and password

You will be issued with:

  •  Single sign-on username and password.

These details log on to everything at the university, including ebooks, ejournals, databases and Blackboard. You can also use these details to reserve and renew books online.

  • P number (found on your student ID card) which acts as your username.

Remember that you must change your password from the default as soon as possible and always keep your passwords private. If you forget your password, use the password self-service portal to regain access


The videos below introduce you to the basics of using Library Search. Either:

  • Click on the play button

The buttons at the bottom allow you to: pause the recording; turn on and alter the volume; and view in full-screen

A range of web tutorials and guides are also available

Finding books (print & online) via Library Search (video)

Finding ejournals via Library Search (video)

Tutorials and guides

Using Library Search (Web tutorial)

Discover Library Search (web guide)

Ebook formats and access (web guide)

Finding information (online tutorial)