Welcome to Information Services (IS) - Postgraduate Students

Information Services provide IT and library services to registered students at Aberystwyth University, subject to Information Services Regulations and Guidelines.

To make use of our facilities you will need an Aberystwyth University IT account and an Aber Card.

Your Aber Card

Once you have activated your IT account you should apply for your Aber Card online so that it is ready for you when you arrive on campus.

Your Aber Card is used:

Essential Library and IT Guide for new students

To find out more about Library and IT facilities please a look at our essential Library and IT guide for new students

Further Information


Acquiring library resources

E-learning services

Primo: search the library catalogue

The default search is of Aberystwyth University's library catalogue

Primo: search for articles

  • Primo can be used to search for millions of journal articles and database records, with full-text links, harvested from participating publishers; when searching, select Articles from the drop down menu on the right side of the search box.
  • For information on how to search for articles using Primo, see our FAQ.

Primo: find electronic resources

  • Click A-Z of E-resources in Primo to browse all our subscribed databases and some high-quality free online resources
  • Look out for the @Aber buttons in search results in subscribed databases; clicking on the button will check our e-journal holdings for full-text

Access AU e-resources online off-campus

  • Follow this advice when working off-campus to ensure you can access e-books, e-journals and online databases subscribed to by Aberystwyth University

Open Access

Alert services

  • Set up Primo alerts to receive messages about incoming library stock that matches your regular searches
  • Many databases and online journal collections offer alert services. In particular, ZETOC allows you to supply a free text search for table of contents alerts from the journals subscribed to by the British Library

Reference management software

Local training and support is available for EndNote desktop (for Windows and Mac) and EndNote online, also Citations & Bibliography (MS Word). Contact your subject librarians.

Skills training 

Subject librarians can offer wide range of support and training

There are a small selection of recorded presentations available via the Postgraduate Study Practices Programme delivered in partnership with Student Support Services.

Subject information enquiries and training

Contact your subject librarian directly by phone or email, or email librarians@aber.ac.uk, for subject and information skills enquiries and training requests. You can also book online for a one-to-one appointment with your subject librarian via LibGuides