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Online books and articles held in King's Library Collections

Libraries & Collections provides a range of books and online journals to support your studies and research. All of our print books, and most journal articles can be located with Library Search:

New to using Library Search?

You can find online tutorials on using Library Search to find books and journals around your subject. Find them in the Getting started with the Library page of this guide:

Getting started with our online book collections

These online book collections won't be searched by Library Search but contain thousands of titles on a huge variety of subjects. Check each collection's description for details of borrowing procedures and limitations.

Don't forget: You can browse the full range of databases and resources with the A-Z databases list:

New to using ebooks?

You can find online tutorials on locating, opening and reading ebooks available at King's. Find them in the Getting Started With The Library section of KLaSS:

Enrol onto LIB262: Advanced Searching for Systematic Reviews, 6-week online course from Libraries & Collections

Are you a Taught (PGT) or Research (PGR) Postgraduate student in the Health Sciences starting a Systematic Review project? Not sure how or where to get started?

Libraries & Collections offer a six week online course to help students and researchers develop their searching skills to complete a Systematic Review. You'll work in small groups with other learners, with support from the Library's Learning Design team throughout. Places are limited to 80, so please see the booking link below!

The next iteration of this course starts on: Monday 20 February 2023

Bookings close on: Saturday 18 February 2023

My Reading Lists

The MyReadingLists system will let you look up online lists of books, journals and websites your lecturers expect you to read for your lectures and seminars:

New to MyReadingLists?

Find out how to look up your module reading lists in the Getting started with the Library page of this guide:

I need more help, where can I go?

New to using KLaSS forums?

Make sure you're enrolled on KLaSS by using the link below:

Book a 30 minute online 1:1 with a Librarian

Our online 1-1 appointments are run using MS Teams. You do not need to have MS Teams installed on your computer or device to book and run an online appointment. Make sure to include your email address in the format firstname.surname@kcl.ac.uk to help us send the invitations accurately.

These sessions are designed to help you with database queries, literature searches, and/or general support with navigating our online resources during your time at King's College London or while working for one of our partnered NHS Trusts.

Please note: King's librarians cannot assist with proofreading enquiries.

For support with systematic reviews, King's students and staff can use our online forum on KEATS; see the 'Get Help Online with our Forum' box elsewhere on this page. 1-1 appointments are not intended for supporting systematic reviews, other than helping with basics like database search techniques.

Before seeking a 1-1 appointment with a librarian, we encourage all library users to head to our online support channels for their literature search and online resource enquiries. Answers can be found there first, and the 1-1 appointment service is not always available when you may need it. King's students and staff can find in-depth support via our KLaSS elearning module on KEATs;  the online forum (see above);  or the email or Live Chat options on our Contact Us webpages.