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In addition, we also curate an Open Access Resources page to guide learners and researchers toward trusted, high quality, peer-reviewed scholarly content that publishers make freely available.


Our libraries provide visitors with Walk-in Access To Electronic Resources (WATER) giving access to a number of our subscription electronic resources. They are accessed via the Walk In Access tab on the library catalogue terminals in the libraries at:

  • Ambleside
  • Carlisle Fusehill St
  • Carlisle Brampton Rd
  • Lancaster

Visitors must report to the library desk upon arrival. Dependent upon the electronic resource you can download content to a USB pen drive, email content but not print.

The following electronic resources can be accessed:

Academic Search Complete multidisciplinary database of full-text journals

Business Source Complete 

Child Development & Adolescent Studies 

CINAHL Plus  Nursing & Allied Professions

Criminal Justice Abstracts

Education Source 

Environment Complete 

Hospitality & Tourism Complete 

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance







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