Information Services

About DiscoverEd

Use DiscoverEd to search the Library's collections and find books, ebooks, ejournal articles and more. Use your University Login to sign into your account and manage loans, requests and fines.

What is DiscoverEd?


DiscoverEd is the Library's discovery service and principal search tool which you should use to find books, e-books, journals, ejournal articles, database content and other materials made available by the Library.

You can use keywords to search the single search box or use the Advanced Search option for a more focused search.

You can also sign into DiscoverEd to access your Library Account and manage your loans, requests, fines and save search queries.

How to sign into your Library Account

If you have an University Login then click on the 'University Login Users' option, otherwise choose the 'Other Users' link. (Alumni with a white borrower's card should choose the 'Other Users' link. All yellow card users should use the 'University login Users' option. Yellow card users will need to login using their Username starting with 'm1' and a password created from the EASE registration password sent to you following registration ).

When you’re signed in, your name will be displayed in the top right of the screen.

Sign into DiscoverEd:

  • To manage your Library Account- loans, requests, fines and renewals
  • To access ALL available content on/off campus – some subscriptions resources can only be searched on campus, or off campus when you’re signed into DiscoverEd
  • To save search queries and alerts
  • To access your e-shelf.

What can I search using DiscoverEd?

Use DiscoverEd to search most of the Library's collections from a single search box.

Library Collections includes all physical items, such as books, audio visual materials and theses, as well as most of the online materials, such as ejournal articles and database content to which the Library subscribes.


DiscoverEd searches most of the Library’s subscription content, but not all of it. Notable exceptions include law resources: HeinOnline, LexisLibrary and Westlaw and some EBSCO content.

Expand results beyond Library Collections

DiscoverEd gives you the option to search beyond the Library Collections by checking the box, 'Expand results beyond Library Collections'. Bear in mind that the Library may not provide immediate access to resources outwith the Library's Collections.

If you find a resource to which we don't provide immediate access, you can use Library Resources Plus - InterLibrary Loans, RAB (Request a Book) or, academic staff use book recommendations- to obtain resources.

Help and more information

A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available to help you find out more about using DiscoverEd.



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