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Your Academic Liaison Librarian, Joanna Cooksey is here to help you find and use library resources for your course, for example finding books and journal articles, using electronic services like databases, and referencing in your written work. Joanna is based on Level 3 of the Library and you can make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the main library at Oxford Brookes and covers all subject areas. It's located in the JHB Building.
To get online in the Library, log onto one of the Library PCs with your student number and portal password. These computers will give you access to Internet, Google Mail, Brookes Virtual, Word etc. Printing is available via the Print Anywhere service. The IT Service Desk is located in The Forum and provides IT help. To get online with your laptop, tablet or other device, sign up for the University’s Wi-Fi service Eduroam via the IT Services Web pages.
You can ask for help at the Help Zone on Level 1 of the Headington Library, or Contact the Library via email or Live Chat.
Take a look at the Library's Teach yourself pages for quick video tutorials.
Follow Brookes Library on Twitter to keep up with all the latest news.
Download a copy of this Literature search plan for Modern Languages (Word) and use it to add your own notes and plan your search.
See our News and current affairs guide for links to newspaper databases and further help with finding and selecting news sources.
Finding statistical sources
Our Statistics page provides links to UK and international statistical sources.
Finding country reports
Annual country reports can be useful sources of information about the economic, political and social situation of individual countries. Use the database Business Source Complete: search for a country plus 'country report' (e.g. Spain country report) to find useful information on particular countries.There's further help available on the Business Subject Help page on Country information
Can I trust this website?
For tips on what to look out for when searching the Web, take a look at our guide to Evaluating Web sources
Our guide to off-campus services and facilities gives full details of library services and electronic resources which are available to you even when you're abroad.
You may be able to use public, university or specialist libraries while you are on placement, in addition to the resources available to you at your company or institution. Always contact the library before a visit to check on their particular requirements or restrictions.
The European Library searches the content of European national libraries.
You are welcome to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian if you need further help or information. You can also try emailing our Electronic Enquiry Service if you have any queries or problems.
Brookes Library should hold the resources you need for coursework. If the Library doesn't have an item on your reading list, please let your Academic Liaison Librarian and module leader know. Students doing an honours level project or dissertation or the MA in IBCL may need additional resources that are not held in the Brookes Library. Various options are available to you:
Most Undergraduate and Masters course dissertations are not held in the Library. Check the details in our Dissertation Locations List to discover where dissertations for each subject/course are held. The Library does hold all Brookes PhD theses: these are listed on LibrarySearch and can be requested at the JHB Library Help Zone. If you are looking for a UK PhD/MPhil thesis, you may be able to obtain a copy online via the British Library's EThOS system. You can search across 250,000+ theses for free and download / order full text where available. You will need to register and log in if you want to download a thesis or to order digitisation of a thesis.
2015-2016 onward: These are available for download by Brookes students and staff from RADAR. Check this quick video guide Finding past Oxford Brookes exam papers on RADAR
Earlier years: Printed copies are available in the Library at Headington (Short Loan area, Level 1).