Useful info for new MSc/PhD students

Practical information about using the library

See the library links page of this blog to find out how to renew your books, where to find library news and other useful information on using our libraries.

Library blogs

These are a good starting point for information relevant to your subject area.  These blogs are maintained by our subject teams and specifically aimed at staff and students in the relevant department/subject area.

Library website

Subject pages

These pages highlight resources relevant to maths and physics.

Maths subject page

Physics subject page

Library Search

You can view your record, place reservations and request items on Document Delivery here.

Two search options:

Find books and more

Search print books, e-books, journal titles, theses and Imperial staff publications.

Find articles and more

Search the full text of many of our online journal subscriptions and archive.

For more information on relevant database and other e-resources and e-journal information – see the information resources page of this blog.

Using Library Search tutorial

Passwords & Access

Most of our electronic resources work by IP address recognition – so if you are on campus you will usually get seamless access.  However, if you are off-campus you may either need to connect to your desktop via the Remote Desktop Gateway, set up the Virtual Private Network (VPN) or log in using the UK Federation.  See the How to access e-resources  page of the library website for further details.



One comment on “Useful info for new MSc/PhD students

  1. “Mathematics Stack Exchange” is international website commited to mathematics at academic level.

    It covers all issues/areas related to mathematics, including:
    – wide resource of textbooks/problem books with reviews/comments
    – solution to vast number of problems
    – information about internships/prizes/competitions in mathematics at undergraduate/postgraduate study
    – answers to diverse questions of any type (from trivial to sophisticated)
    – methods/advices/hints in solving/approaching problems/concepts from any area of mathematics.

    Although anyone is able to respond to any questions and/or open new forums, but all information are reviewed by professional mathematicians so that invalid information are deleted.

    Besides, database of this web is updated and expands still.

    internet address:

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