Library Resources

Click on each resource below to find out more about what it is and how you can access it.


DISCOVER is the University of Bedfordshire’s single search tool that enables you to search most of our digital resources and catalogue simultaneously.

Some of the digital resources are not included on DISCOVER and need to be searched independently. To find out more read the Subject Guides.

Video guides:

Discover: advanced searching

Discover: finding the full text of articles

Discover: how to do a basic search

Discover: how to use folders, search history and set up alerts


To find out more about the best resources for your subject, use the relevant subject guide, written by your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Video guide: How to access your Library subject guide


Search over 200 guides written by our expert skills development teams. Topics such as writing, referencing, finding and using information, Microsoft Office, maths, study skills and many more.

You can browse by topic or search the A-Z list, where you can use the document search to find downloadable guides and documents, or browse our web guides and video guides.


The library catalogue is your gateway to all the resources in our collection, both print and digital.

Video guides:

How to find and reserve books on the library catalogue

Finding ebooks in the library catalogue

Ebook licenses


Each of your units on BREO will contain a link to the relevant reading list. Your tutors have created the list to guide you to the reading they want you to do for your course. You can also check the reading list website.

You can search by the unit code or name of the unit. Make sure you are looking at the 2020 – 2021 reading list for your unit.

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