Studying Effectively

Finding books

The library holds over one million print books and 300,000 ebooks.

To find a book, print or electronic, you can use:

More information on the Using ebooks page.

Using your online reading lists

Reading lists are compiled by your lecturers and provide details of recommended reading to support your studies. They provide access to a range of resources, including books, ebooks, journal articles, websites and other online material.

Use your reading lists to:

  • Check the location (classmarks) and availability of print books in real time
  • Directly access ebooks, ejournals, websites and other online resources
  • Save personal notes and monitor your reading

You can access your online reading lists:



Find out more about using your reading lists [UK, China].

Using NUsearch

Use NUsearch to search for books and ebooks. You will also find dedicated NUsearch terminals in libraries so you can check the location (classmark) and availability of print books when you visit.

Sign in to NUsearch before you search to ensure full functionality and access to our wider collection of online resources.

You can access NUsearch:








Using NUsearch to find a specific book

Search using a combination of:

  • Author name(s)
  • Keywords from the title

Use the Available online filter to look for ebooks only.

Using NUsearch to find books on a topic

Search using subject keywords.

If your search finds too many results you can refine it by:

  • Applying filters, such as type of resource, or publication year
  • Using Advanced Search to help you combine multiple keywords

Go to the Search skills page for help with structuring a keyword search.

Studying in the Business School South library



Reading lists

Library access online

Further reading


  • Using reading lists
    UK | China
  • Using Library Lending Services
  • Online research & information skills on Moodle: Malaysia

Reading and interpreting sources and data


People who can help

Talk to someone in your school or a specialist support service


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