e-Library

UCEM’s e-Library (accessed through the Virtual Learning Environment) is a comprehensive and valuable online resource, enabling students to access a wealth of subject-specific and credible information to support them throughout their studies.

Some key facts and figures about our e-Library
Students have access to:

  • Over 5000 Full-Text Journal Titles
  • Over 2500 useful web links to e-Resources
  • Online searchable databases from 25 key industry specific & educational sources
  • A discovery service to allow students and staff to search all the UCEM Library services and e-Resources in one place
  • Athens gateway – access and identity management system
  • A direct link to UCEM’s entire library of study material
  • UCEM Published material that include:
    • Industry renowned books such as Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables. Further support information is available via library@ucem.ac.uk
    • Research and access to Knowledge Foundations (formerly the Library e-bulletin) – a compendium of news, research and resources relating to the educational sector and the Built Environment
  • Dissertation and Work-Based Project Library and Archive
  • Abstracts and indexes of external databases
  • Reading lists, bibliographies and literature reviews

With so much information available these days, particularly through the Internet, undertaking research can seem a bit overwhelming at times. UCEM Library and Information Services are here to help you. We provide guidance notes and fact sheets to help refine searches and make finding relevant information a lot easier.

UCEM e-Library enquiry service
An enquiry service is available for any library-related enquiry to be sent direct to an information specialist.

A Virtual Tour, entitled ‘Getting started with the UCEM e-Library’ is also available and provides a short video presentation of the vast array of resources available and is designed to show students how to make best use of this vital education tool and valuable support service.

“Demonstrating to UCEM students what their e-Library can do for them remains a key priority of mine.”
Lucy Roper, Information Governance Manager