For staff: London Met programmes


Students and staff have access to two library services.

University Library

QAHE students can visit and study at the main university library. However, they may only borrow books from the QAHE Libraries.

QAHE campus libraries

Partnership liaison librarian: Kelly Anyfantaki


Staff usernames and passwords are provided by the QAHE Quality team (Maddy Lee). For students, access details are emailed to their personal email addresses upon enrollment with the university.

Once you have your login, please register for the FastPass Password Manager to be able to change/reset the password. Without such registration, any changes can be made via the IT Help Chat on the IT Self Service Portal.

All QAHE staff accounts have a sponsor from among the university staff members. QAHE staff have to raise a request for the account to be extended with their sponsor every 180 days.

Single sign-on

After logging into Weblearn, no further usernames and passwords are required for library resources. Due to licence restrictions, staff members will only be able to access selected online resources provided by the university library. Students should be able to access them all.

VLeBooks (QAHE ebook library)

Use QA Office 365 logon. Guide

  • ACLS Humanities ebooks

  • Bridgeman

  • Brill journal archive

  • British Periodicals Collections I & II

  • Cambridge Online

  • Cambridge Companions

  • Cambridge Journals Archive

  • Credo Reference

  • Emerald Management Ejournals

  • Oxford Journals Archive

  • Passport

  • Periodicals Archive Online (ProQuest)

  • Project Muse

  • Science Direct

  • Vogue Archive

  • Web of Science

  • Wiley Online



Textbooks are often the best starting point for researching new topics or subject areas. Reading lists give an idea of relevant textbooks; library catalogues show what else is available. Reading lists: London Metropolitan (also synced with Weblearn) and QAHE. Library catalogues: London Metropolitan and QAHE.

Trade publications

Trade publications are a valuable source of practitioners' experience and knowledge. They are different to scholarly publications. Some are available on open access: use Google or similar. For some paid-for publications, use the Business Source Complete and Academic Search Complete databases. After searching, limit the results with the Source Types filter for Trade Publications.

Market data and research

Market research, data and statistics are often published (by governments, NGOs etc.) on open access - use Google or similar; see also Open access.

A lot of market research is behind a paywall. There is no single aggregator or tool to search for all market research. Use each electronic resource one by one, depending on your objectives. See subject guides for relevant databases: Business or Health & Social Care.

Scholarly publications

Academic research is published in scholarly (or peer-revewed) journals, conference papers and monographs. The most commonly used search tool for academic research is Google Scholar. To see London Metropolitan subscriptions (alongside open-access content), go to Settings - Library links - search for London Metropolitan - select two London Metropolitan Universtity options - Save.