Alternative ways to access resources unavailable via Discover

**13/10/21 there is an intermittent issue with signing into Discover, so before searching we recommend logging into MyBeckett > Library tab > Your library account > Click the 'Access' button > Select ‘Leeds Beckett University Login’ > You should then be signed in and able to search for all resources - thanks**

If you are unable to access an ebook or article via Discover, even though there is a green tick and 'Available' next to the resource, then you should be able to access it instead via the suppliers database.

  • Ebooks

If an eBook link doesn't provide access then click 'Access Online':

ebbok with access online button

Take note of the eBook supplier, eg 'Askews and Holts VLEbooks' below:

ebook suppliers listed, Askews and Holts VLeBooks highlighted

Then search the A-Z Databases for the supplier, the two main suppliers to try are:

  • 'Askews and Holts VLEbooks' search for 'VLEbooks' - or follow the link!
  • 'ProQuest Ebook Central Provider' search for 'Ebook Central' - or follow the link!

Once in the new platform, search for the book and you should gain access - contact us if not.


  • Journals

If you are unable to access a journal article, even though there is a green tick available, then it is worth cross-checking access via the supplier's database.  Click on 'Access Online':

Human resource mangement journal - access online button

Then find a supplier that offers the necessary date coverage eg 'Wiley Online Library' below:

journal databases listed - Wiley online library highlighted

Search the A-Z Databases for the supplier, 'Wiley Online Library'.

Once in the new supplier platform, search for the journal, then article and you should gain access - contact us if not.

You may find a resource that simply states 'At Leeds Beckett University' and doesn't allow access - this is a known issue, apologies, but it is worth trying the alternative access routes mentioned above.

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