Other useful resources
Videos: planning your literature search
These two videos show you how to prepare for and perform a literature search. The first video introduces literature searches and outlines their benefits and features. The second video includes information about the sources and techniques you can use to find the most relevant information. This information is also available as a written guide to Doing your literature search. We also have a guide to Effective database searching.
Search Summon discovery service
Search Summon to find online journal articles and book chapters.
If you are off-campus you will need to login to view the full-text of any of your results. Once viewing your results click on the Sign-in option at the top of the screen, select 'Other institution login', search for 'Reading' and login using your University username and password.
Accessing e-resources off campus
When you are off-campus you will need to login via the Online Resources Single Sign On page to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. This login page will only appear when you try to access a resource, it is not a portal you login to prior to selecting a resource.
If you require further information see our guide to accessing e-resources.