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OVERVIEW

The QAHE Library service supports three programmes: CMDA, DTS (L6) and SLMDA.

CMDA and DTS (L6) are validated programmes owned by QAHE. All their learning and research resources and relevant support are arranged by QAHE. Please do not refer learners to the University of Roehampton for support or resources.

SLMDA is a franchised programme. Some of its learning and research resources are arranged by QAHE, while others are arranged by Middlesex University. For library support, please refer learners to the QAHE Library.

If you would like to share just one library URL with your learners, please consider library.qahighereducation.com/qa, a QAHE Library Portal providing an overview of all library resources and services.

DTS (L6)

Module reading lists.

Textbooks for all but one module are provided in the VLeBooks library. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

The core textbook for the Developing Technology Strategy module is provided on BibliU.

The Computers & Applied Sciences Complete database is not available since 1 January 2021. We are negotiating access to IEEE Xplore right now.

See the QAHE Library Portal for guides and contact details.

CMDA

Module reading lists.

Textbooks for most modules are provided in the VLeBooks library. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

Core textbooks for some modules are provided in Kortext. For details, please see the module reading lists. See also VLeBook v. Kortext.

BibliU is going to replace Kortext for CMDA e-textbooks gradually, starting with the PP1 module in July 2020.

The ManagementDirect has a well-curated library of over 9,000 ebooks and the Business Sources Corporate database to support learning and research needs of learners. Help video

See the QAHE Library Portal for guides and contact details.

SLMDA

For core textbooks, The SLMDA learners who started their programme in April 2020 or earlier use Kortext and VLeBooks. They access their Kortext shelf via MyUniHub. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

All core textbooks for the SLMDA learners who started their programme in July 2020 are provided through BibliU. Learners access their BibliU shelf via Canvas.

The ManagementDirect has a well-curated library of over 9,000 ebooks and the Business Sources Corporate database to support learning and research needs of learners. Help video

SLMDA learners have the same access to university library content as students on the QAHE campus-based programmes. Please see the guide for staff teaching on Middlesex programmes and QAHE Library Portal page.

TEXTBOOKS ACCESS

VLeBooks

vlebooks.com All QAHE staff, learners and students can use the ebook library, VLeBooks. Staff can use QA's Office 365 logon if they already have it. Alternatively, use qahigher for the Organisation ID; your corporate email address for the username; and QAHEstaff for the password. Guide

Kortext

kortext.com Unlike VLeBooks, Kortext provides personal and non-transferrable e-textbooks. E-textbooks are allocated to individual learner's accounts. If a learner does not see an e-textbook, this may be due to late enrolment or other admin reasons. Please refer them (and lecturers who require textbooks for teaching) to the Library team.

Students and staff access their Kortext shelf via a link in Canvas modules where Kortext e-textbooks are used. The shelf can also be accessed on the Kortext website and in apps. When using the website and apps for the first time, click on the I forgot my password link to create a password; use the same email address as in Canvas.

See also VLeBook v. Kortext.

BibliU

bibliu.com BibliU is going to gradually replace the Kortext provision for DA Programmes. Learners who started their course in July 2020 or later use BibliU alongside VLeBooks. Kortext is used by learners who started their course in April 2020 or earlier.

Students and staff can access their BibliU shelf via a link in Canvas modules where e-textbooks are used. The shelf can also be accessed on the BibliU website and in apps. When using the website and apps for the first time, click on the Forgot my password link to create a password; use the same email address as in Canvas.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

The following slide explains the difference between various information types, their locations and tools to be used for searching (for CMDA and DTS). For SLMDA, please see the Middlesex University-specific advice.

Textbooks

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.

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. In terms of paid-for publications, QAHE provides access to ManagementDirect for CMDA, and Computers & Applied Sciences Complete for DTS (L6).

Market data and research

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

Scholarly publications

Academic research is published in scholarly (or peer-reviewed) journals, conference papers and monographs. The most commonly used search tool for academic research is Google Scholar. In terms of paid-for content, QAHE provides access to ManagementDirect for CMDA, and Computers & Applied Sciences Complete for DTS (L6).