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A guide to finding books, both online and physically within the Library.

Welcome to our guide to finding books relevant to your studies. Explore the following links to find out more:

If you are interested in finding out more about e-books take a look at our separate guide:

Finding a book videos

This set of short videos show you how to search for a specific book in the Library catalogue Enterprise, and then how to locate it, and more! See what's in the playlist by clicking on the Playlist button in the top right corner of the video.

If you are unable to view these videos on YouTube they are also available on YuJa via the links below (University login required):

Citing books

Elements to include:

  1. Authors or Editors
  2. Year of publication (in round brackets)
  3. Title (in italics)
  4. Edition (if applicable)
  5. Place published
  6. Publisher
  7. Series and volume number (if applicable)


Authored book:

Reference list: Ashbourn, J. (2014) Biometrics in the new world: the cloud, mobile technology and pervasive identity. 2nd edn. London: Springer.

In-text citation: (Ashbourn, 2014)

Edited book:

Reference list: Nasta, S. and Stein, M.U. (eds) (2020) The Cambridge history of Black and Asian British writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

In-text citation: (Nasta and Stein, 2020)


Where an e-book looks like a printed book (usually PDFs) with publication information and page numbers - cite it in the same way as a printed book (above). Where specific pagination details are not available use the information you have e.g. %, loc, chapter/page/paragraph. Also add the DOI or web address to the full reference.

Reference list: Prior, H. (2020) Away with the penguins. Available at: (Accessed: 20 September 2021).

In-text citation: (Prior, 2020, 74%)

Reference list: Faulkner, W. (2000) Light in August. Available at: (Accessed: 10 September 2021).

In-text citation: (Faulkner, 2000, ch. 7, p. 105)

Citing a chapter in an edited book

Elements to include:

  1. Chapter author(s)
  2. Year of publication (in round brackets)
  3. Chapter title in single quotation marks
  4. 'in' followed by book author(s)/editor(s)
  5. Book title (in italics)
  6. Place published
  7. Publisher's name
  8. Chapter pagination

Include the page extent of the whole chapter when writing your full citation. Put just the pages you have referred to in the in-text citation.


Reference list: Singh, H., Khurana, L.K. and Singh, R. (2018) 'Pharmaceutical development', in Vohora, D. and Singh, G. (eds) Pharmaceutical medicine and translational clinical research, London: Academic Press, pp.33-46.

In-text citation: (Singh, Khurana and Singh, 2018, p.35)

Need further assistance?

Academic Liaison TeamIf you need help with finding information, then please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for advice.