For staff: London Met programmes


Students and staff have access to two library services.

University Library

The Library catalogue search tool covers ebooks and the content of selected databases.

Subject guides provide an overview of most relevant information sources by subject.

Reading lists

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

QAHE Library

Address to share:

Suggest and request resources, and borrow textbooks

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 address upon enrollment with the university.

Single sign-on

After logging into Weblearn, no further usernames and passwords are required for library resources. Due to licence restrictions, staff members will not be able to access all online resources. Students should be able to access them all.

VLeBooks (QAHE ebook library)

For the QAHE ebook library, VLeBooks, use QA's Office 365 logon if you already have it. Alternatively, use qahigher for the Organisation ID; your corporate email address for the username; and QAHEstaff for the password. Guide


The following slides explain the difference between various information types, their locations and tools to be used for searching.


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: try London Metropolitan (also synced with Weblearn) and QAHE. Library catalogues: try 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 database. After searching, limit the results with the Source Types filter.

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.

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 - tick two boxes for the London Metropolitan Universtity-Hendon - Save.