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Library support

We provide individual assistance and support to staff engaged in research and research students (including PGCert in Research. MRes, MPhil and PhD).

This includes:

  • locating information resources
  • literature searching
  • using electronic journals and databases
  • current awareness
  • managing bibliographic data

To find out more about the services provided or to book an individual consultation please contact the Research Support team via

For locating subject specific information  search via the relevant subject page.

Writing for the purpose of research

Help on academic writing (i.e. structure, logic, clarity and more) for research students and staff new to postgraduate study is available from the Graduate School on an individual basis or in small groups.

For further details please email Dr Craig Collinson, Research Development Fellow using:


Online training for staff and research students is available from our ‘Training for Researchers’ platform. It includes toolkits on literature searching, EndNote, Twitter for researchers, and more.

Library and Learning Services contribute several sessions to the Researcher Development Programme and staff can make bookings via the Research wiki. Research students can book by emailing

Further advice

For specific advice, the University’s Research Office offers support on research management, including locating funding sources and applying for grants.

Vitae provides information, advice and resources for higher education institutions and researchers on professional development, getting published and careers in research.