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Online Resources: Introduction

Everything you need to know about our online resources.

An Introduction to Online Resources

The most important things to know about the online resources provided by the Library are....

  • By 'online resources' we mean databases containing collections of documents, articles, images, and/or ebooks.
  • All of our online resources can be accessed from A-Z Databases. Many also link to WorldCat, meaning WorldCat search results include a mix of physical resources (that you can borrow) and online resources (that you can read onscreen).
  • Campus access to online resources is automatic. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to login using your usual BGU credentials (BGU email address and password).
  • If you are searching the web for useful resources off-campus, and are not using A-Z Databases or WorldCat, please download our LibKey Nomad browser extension instead (installation instructions are here). This recognises you as a BGU student and, if you have access to a particular article, displays an onscreen alert.
  • Our online resources include over 30,000 full-text journals.  For advice about how to search for and access journals and journal articles, take a look at the Using Journals guide below.

WorldCat

The tab at the top of the page marked WorldCat opens in a new window.  WorldCat is our library catalogue and discovery tool and contains records of all the resources we provide access to, including books & ebooks, journals & ejournals, reports, DVDs and items from the Teaching Resources Collection like puppet bags, resource packs and artefact boxes. Online resources like ebooks and full text articles can be read onscreen via WorldCat.  To learn more about WorldCat click here.

eJournal / eBook Checker

The tab at the top of the page marked eJournal / eBook Checker opens in a new window.  It's a really useful feature of WorldCat that often gets overlooked, and we think it deserves more attention!  It's useful because it allows you to a) check if we have full-text access for a particular journal and b) browse and search all of our ebook collections at the same time.

A-Z Databases

The tab at the top of the page marked A-Z Databases contains a list of, and links to, all databases that the Library subscribes to, plus a small number of open access databases (i.e. freely available to anyone).   You can filter databases by subject and type, and view which of our databases are searchable via WorldCat; simply click on the All Database Types drop-down box and select either Searchable via WorldCat or Not searchable via WorldCat. Clicking on the title of a database will open it in a new window.  

Recommended Websites

The tab at the top of the page marked Recommended Websites opens Diigo in a new window.  Diigo stands for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff and is a social bookmarking tool we use to highlight and recommend useful websites (over 1,000 or them!).  The homepage displays the websites in the order they were added.  The easiest way to navigate is via the 'tags' - simply click on view all tags to see the full list.