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.

 

You will be able activate your University IT account online shortly before your course begins and you will be emailed with instructions for doing this as soon as your account is ready.

Your Aber Card is used:

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.

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 

In addition to the Researcher Development Programme co-ordinated by the Graduate School, there are optional classes available via the Postgraduate Study Practices Programme delivered on Wednesday afternoons in term-time by Student Support Services and Information Services.

Subject information enquiries and training

Contact your subject librarian directly by phone, email or chat, or email librarians@aber.ac.uk, for subject and information skills enquiries and one-to-one help or training on request.