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The navigation on the top of the homepage provides a variety of options to access content on the site, including by Subject and Collection.

The basic search bar appears below the main navigation for quick and easy searching across the site.


To search, type your search term in the search bar at the top of each page. Clicking the magnifying glass button or pressing return will take you to the results page.

The search page will list results in most relevant order and can be reordered by title or date, ascending or descending. The standard results page shows 10 results, and can be adjusted to 5 or 20 results. The search results will show the chapter or article, author, and reference or eBook title, with a preview snippet of text that includes the search term - with the search term appearing in bold.

Search results can be refined using the left-hand column by Access Type, Publication Date Range, and Subject.

Navigate to the desired results by clicking on the eBook title at the top of each result.

By default, you will see results for all applicable titles available on the site. If you only want to see titles available to you, you can tick “Only Show content which I have full access to” under Access Type. If you only want to see applicable Open Access titles, you can tick “Only Show Open Access Titles”.  

Please note once you tick either of the Access Type options, the search results will continue to default to that option and continue to limit your results unless Access Type box is unticked. 

Advanced Search

To the right of the search bar, click on the Advanced Search button.

Enter your search term in the search bar with the option to refine by Title, Author/Editor/Creator, Summary/Abstract, Category/Keyword, or Identifier. Enter additional search terms using “Add Field” with search functions of “AND,” “OR,” and “NOT” and the same options listed above.

Use the same search results functions on the search page to refine results further and access results.

Books pages

Book pages show the title of the book, author, copyright information, DOI, ISBNs, edition, place of publication, and date published online, the book cover and a link to purchase the book.

The copyright information is followed by a search bar for searching within the book, followed by the table of contents with links to jump to specific sections and chapters of the book. Pagination in the table of contents matches the print edition of books.

Chapter pages

When you have accessed a chapter page, the left-hand column will display the book cover, author, copyright year and imprint, and the search within this book function. Then displays Subjects information and the Table of Contents, allowing easy navigation to other sections of the book, followed by extensive Related Content links.

The main column shows the chapter title, DOI and page range of the chapter, followed by the full text of the chapter. Hovering over the chapter text will show the corresponding page numbers at the appropriate breaks to match print editions of books.

Search within books

Searching in the "Search within this book" function from the book or chapter page will bring up all references to the search term within each chapter of the book.

Explore by

Explore by in the top navigation menu provides options to access the content by Subject area or Collection.

Clicking on “Subjects” will lead to a subject landing page. The numbers in brackets next to each term show the amount of content aggregated under each term. Clicking on any term will lead to a results page for all the content on the site that has been tagged with the term.

The results page offers further filter options in the left-hand column.

Clicking on “Collections” will lead to a page outlining the Collections available for purchase by subject area. Clicking on any of the subjects listed in the left-hand navigation bar will take you to a page describing Bloomsbury’s publishing in this area as well as a list of relevant available Collections organized by subject, imprint, publication year, and series. Clicking on the individual Collection name will lead to a results page for all the content included in that Collection.

The results page offers further filter options in the left-hand column.


Titles on Ƶ have been organized into Collections by subject, imprint, publication year, and series to provide flexible and easy options for Librarians to purchase content sets. Titles can be included in more than one Collection at once.

Related Content

On each content page, including book chapters, the left-hand column of the page will show Subjects information. All content on the site is tagged using taxonomy terms, and clicking on any of the listed links will lead to all content tagged with that term.

Under the Subjects section, a Related Content section will appear. All content on Ƶ is organized as part of a powerful taxonomy. The taxonomy informs the links that appear in this section, showing content that is similar in nature allowing users to discover new and related content organically while using the platform.

Personal account, Saving, and Folders

Create a personal account using the sign up function to save content and searches in folders. Create an account by clicking “Log in” In the top right-hand corner of the site above “About.” At the bottom of the pop-up window, click “Sign up now.”

After signing up or logging in to your personal account, you can save search and content to folders. To save a search, click the “Save this Search” button from any search results page, which appears on the right side of the page above the search results and below the static search bar.

To save content, locate the “Save” icon in the top right-hand corner of any page of the content (directly under “Advanced Search”) that you wish to save. Clicking on ‘Save’ will enable you to save the URL of the relevant page into a folder. You can create multiple folders and save different content into each.

Access folders from “My Content” under the welcome message in the top right corner of the site.


APA, MLA, and Chicago citations are available for all content on the platform. On any content page (with the exception of Designer Biographies) click the “Citation” button on the top-right, next to the Save and Print buttons. This will bring up a pop-up window with citation information that you can copy to clipboard or export as a RIS file.


Clicking the “Share” button on any content page will bring up a form to share the content via email, with the option to add a message before emailing. The “Share” button is located in the top right-hand corner of any content page, next to the Print and Citation buttons.

For Librarians

Access the For Librarians section of Ƶ using the “About” navigation in the top navigation menu. The librarian section provides useful information on how to subscribe to and administer Ƶ, as well as details on the Benefits for Subscribing Institutions, Promotional Materials for the platform, MARC and KBART Records, Usage Statistics, Accessibility, Help, and Contact Us information.