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Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences: Getting Started

Off-Campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books remain available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

Before you start any searching off-campus:

sign in to Primo

You know you have signed in successfully if your name displays at the top right hand of your screen.

You are now authenticated to access AU subscribed electronic resources. If you close your browser, you will need to sign into Primo again to re-authenticate.

For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163.

Access to e-resources off-campus

Working and studying from home

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful information for staff and students working and studying from home.

https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/ 

Library Catalogue

Primo is the Aberystwyth University library catalogue. In Primo you can search for books, articles, theses and other materials in the library collection of printed and electronic resources. To get the best results from Primo, you will need to sign in. 

Primo FAQs

 

Check our our Frequently Asked Questions about Primo and other useful information.

Six tips to master Primo

Item you want not available electronically?

If you need a book but can't get access please place a request through: 

We will do our best to source an electronic copy for you.

  • You can make multiple requests.

  • We will automatically purchase additional copies of any “simultaneous user” e-book that has run out of credits and any “managed-user access” e-book that has more than one person waiting to use it.

Your reading list

A module reading list is usually a list of books and other information resources compiled by the module co-ordinator to support your study of a module.

Where can I find my reading list?

BlackBoard

You can find the reading list for a module you are studying in Blackboard.

  • Log in to blackboard.aber.ac.uk, visit the module and click the Aspire Reading List link in the left menu.

Aspire

You can also view your list in the Aspire system at aspire.aber.ac.uk  

Enter the module code and/or name.

Find out more by visiting the Aspire reading list webpage.

If you are choosing modules for next year, or you are a prospective student, visit the AU modules pages and on any module page...

  • click View in Aspire to see a reading list for a current module

  • click View an example list in Aspire to see an example list for a module being taught in the future

Contacting Non

Contact Non, your Subject Librarian if you have a library query or would like to arrange a 1:1 online appointment via MS Teams:

Email: nrb@aber.ac.uk

Phone: 01970 62 2397

Book an online appointment: 

https://libcal.aber.ac.uk/appointments/non