UEA Library has a large collection of electronic resources which are available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. These can be accessed via a computer or mobile device, from the comfort of your own home or whilst on campus. These resources include e-books, e-journals and databases, and you will need your UEA username and password to access them.

E Books

UEA owns thousands of academic e-books across all disciplines. In fact we could fill another Library building with the amount of content we own! The big advantage for using e-books is that they are instantly accessible, you don’t have to visit the library to loan them out and you won’t incur any fines for not returning them on time! The average tablet or laptop can store hundreds of books, far more than you could ever carry, and with "keyword search" functions and chapter downloading you can get to the content you need fast without trawling through the whole book. For accessibility content can be enlarged and text can be voice activated. And finally they are better for the environment!

To search for an e-book in Library Search simply enter your search terms and then refine results by the heading "Show results for" and select e-books. Then click on the links to open the e-book. Alternatively search for "e-book" in Find Databases and browse our e-book collections.

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E Journals

UEA Library subscribes to thousands of peer reviewed journals with leading publishers across all disciplines. Get access through Library Search or Find Journals. Want to know more about how to search for journals


When researching your topic, you may want to do a keyword search in an academic Database that is designed specifically for your subject area rather than using Library Search. As UEA Library has hundreds to choose from, why not check out what your Academic Librarian has recommended for you on their Subject Guides.

Help and advice

If you’re having trouble accessing any of our e-resources, contact us using the online query form or telephone 01603 592416, our office is staffed 9am -5pm Mon-Fri. Excluding Bank Holidays.

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