I would like to welcome all new and returning students to BUE Library and to wish you a happy and successful new academic year. My staff and I will be glad to help you all we can to gain maximum benefit from using the Library, so I hope that if you meet with a problem when looking for a book you need or in using an electronic database you will come and ask us about it.
The Library is growing all the time. Its physical book stock has increased rapidly during the previous years and we also provide access to over 500,000 titles electronically through our subscription to ProQuest, Ebsco & access to Springer. You’ll see much more growth and development during your time in the University including the host of cultural activities.
The Library’s book stock is organized by subject on the shelves and you’ll soon find your way around it. If you look up a book in our catalogue you will be told its classification number (we use the Dewey Decimal scheme in which all books have a three-digit number such as 542 or 689, usually followed by a decimal point and further numbers to indicate their subject).
As well as printed books the Library subscribes to a growing number of electronic databases which contain e-versions of many thousands of journals and books. Staff will be glad to help you to identify and use the e-resources that you need for your studies and training sessions will be held regularly on how to use the databases most effectively.
We look forward to meeting you in the library very soon.