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Dissertation and Final Project Support

Covered on this page: 

  • Finding books in LSBU's libraries
  • Finding journal articles in the LSBU Discovery search tool (Library catalogue)
  • Finding a subject specific database in the A-Z list
  • Recommendations from your subject guide

Finding books in LSBU's libraries 

Books are a great source of content, particularly when you are in need of a definition or theory to support your argument. To find out if a specific book is available in any of LSBU's campus libraries you just need to check the Library Catalogue also known as Discovery search tool. This will show you the location of a book and its class mark or shelf mark. If the book is in the Hub, use the library map on the wall to find which zone the book is located in or use the links below to download the Library floor plans:


LSBU Hub Library Level 2

LSBU Hub Library Level 3


  • Do a simple search by entering the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

e.g.  film theory Miller

Then click on the title to access information about the availability of the item, including the home library and the class number.

  • You can also do an advanced search. This method allows you to have more control over the combinations of keywords that you enter. 

Finding subject specific databases in the A-Z list

LSBU subscribes to a wide range of subject-specific databases, giving you access to highly specialised information that supports your studies and research. You can access much of the content of these databases through the Discovery search tool (Library catalogue), but sometimes you will want to search directly within a particular database.

Not all databases will be relevant for your subject area and you probably already have your favourites that you use all the time! However, our A-Z list is a useful mechanism for seeing what we have available, and might help you to find a new, helpful resource. 


  • Use the subject category filter to see pre-selected databases for your subject area or discipline
  • Use the 'Best bet' marker to quickly recognise our most highly recommended databases for your subject area of discipline
  • Use the notes for more details about what content is included and any special requirements for access.

Recommendations from your subject guide

Remember that your subject guide page will contain more recommendations including scholarly websites and other free-to-access resources that are specific to your subject area or discipline.

A screenshot of the Accounting & Finance subject guide tool bar, showing the drop down menu for Web resources.

Visit the subject guides homepage to find your discipline (remember you can look at any that might be relevant for you!), then use the tabs to explore the different guidance and resources available.