Reading lists

QAHE Library

University Library

  • University ebooks are accessed via the university's library catalogue.

  • When using this site, search results will include both ebooks and printed books located in the London Metropolitan University. Refine your search to ebooks only by following this process. Under 'Find Online Resources', type in the author, title or topic you are looking for. Then refine your results by: Full Text, Availability: Online, Format: eBooks.

  • University credentials are required to access ebooks.

  • Click here to view a video outlining how to use the London Metropolitan University Library catalogue to find online resources for a Health and Social Care topic.

Google Books

  • Google Books is open access, meaning login details are not required.

  • Millions of scanned books, but usually only partial copies.

  • Some books are more appropriate for academic study than others, therefore check:

  1. Who are the authors: are they researchers or university tutors or experienced professionals/practitioners? Does the book have endorsements from other researchers?

  2. For whom it is written: various books are written for different audiences, e.g. general public, undergraduate or postgraduate students, specialists in a particular subject.

  3. Who is the publisher: have they published other academic titles? If the publisher is obscure or unknown to you, check again for reputable author and endorsements.

  4. When was the book published: some titles in Google Books are not the latest editions.


Complete this activity to make sure you know how to use your textbooks effectively