The dedicated off campus web pages have information on all the services we offer you.Videos, Tutorials & Guides
Library staff make videos, online tutorials, guides you can download as well as offering online library support.Library Services for Staff at Partner Centres
If you're teaching on a University of Sunderland programme at a partner centre visit the Partner staff web pages.
Here’s how the competition works:
- Correctly answer one of these four questions about library resources (Discover / SURE / MyModuleResources / Library Catalogue)
- Share your answer online on our Facebook or Twitter page, or in the library by writing your answer on a gift tag and posting it on one of our festive trees
- You will receive a response with your final clue
- Share your final answer online or in the library (as before – if using the tree, keep an eye on your tag for the response), and you will be in with a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!
So, please join our sleighride and share what you think about library resources with us and each other. One lucky sleighrider will win a Kindle Fire HD! Get your entry in before the competition closes at 17:00 on Friday 13th December.
It’s easier than ever to access the books you need - now you can use the QR code on the ebook record to get immediate access - just search for the ebook you require on the Library Catalogue, point your mobile device at the QR code, capture it and login with your University User ID and password.
All you need is an app that can scan QR codes.
If you don’t have a smart phone and cannot use the QR code you will still be able to access the ebook the usual way - by clicking on the ‘Read online with your University User ID and Password' link.
We’re adding new e-books to our collections all the time. This week we’ve added these two e-books for education students - just click in the image to see the library catalogue record:
Don’t forget you can read e-books anywhere in the world and you can access these e-books and search for others on the Library Catalogue. You will need your University User ID and password.
How to be a brilliant trainee teacher by Trevor Wright.
Preparing to teach in secondary schools: a student teacher’s guide to professional issues in secondary education (3rd ed) by Val Brookes et al
A key book for the Environmental Management & Assessment programme is now available online.
Not sure how to find an e-book? Watch our video demonstration and explore the range of e-books in our collections.
All students at the University of Sunderland have access to the books in our collections - for distance learning students this access is primarily through our e-book collections.
Our e-books are directly relevant to the courses that we teach here at Sunderland, and we buy electronic books from your reading lists whenever they are available.
How do you search for and find e-books?:
Start at the Library Catalogue and search - you can use keywords, the title of a book or author name.
How do you get access?
When you find an e-book you’d like to read, you will be prompted to log in with your University User ID and password.
It’s as easy as that, and to prove it we’ve made a number of short videos. Check out this one about finding e-books:
Don’t forget to check out the ‘Get to know your library pages’.
Coming up next: I’ll be highlighting some of our newly added e-books.
We’ve bought a lot of new e-books throughout April. Here’s just a snapshot:
Contemporary Cases in Tourism Vol.1 ( )
There are new e-books across all subjects. You can view the most recent additions to the Library Catalogue by clicking the image below:
Meggs’ history of graphic design (5th ed)
Meggs, Philip B; Purvis, Alston W., 1943-; Meggs, Philip B
“Winner of the First–Ever QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) award by Digital Book World, this is the unrivaled, comprehensive, and award–winning reference tool on graphic design recognized for publishing excellence by the Association of American Publishers.”
Staff and students at the University of Sunderland can access this book online through the Library Catalogue. You will need your University User ID & password.
This study examines changes in the first language of people who know a second language, thus seeing L2 users as people in their own right differing from the monolingual in both first and second languages. It presents theories and research that investigate the first language of second language users from a variety of perspectives including vocabulary, pragmatics, cognition and syntax and using a variety of linguistic and psychological models. The broad range of contributions means that this text should relate to most courses in second language acquisition
University of Sunderland staff and students can access this e-book from the Library Catalogue using your University User ID & Password.
Aside from being available to read online 24 hours a day and really easy to use, many of the online e-books have some additional features that are make your life as a student easier. One of my favourites is the ability to make notes on ebooks:
This example is one of our books provided by Dawsonera. The notes tool is on the left menu. You can leave a note on any page.
Next time you log into the e-book you’ll be able to see links to all the pages you’ve made notes - this makes it easy to find information you need again.
Have you used the Notes tool? Tell us what you find useful about e-books.