Library support

We provide individual assistance and support to staff engaged in research and research students (e.g. 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 etc.) for research students and staff new to postgraduate study is available on an individual basis or in small groups.

For further details or to book an appointment contact Craig Collinson, Research Skills Officer via


The Research Office runs the Research Development Programme and staff can make bookings via the Research wiki. Post graduate students can book by emailing

Edge Hill University provides free access to a number of online courses that aim to help researchers develop the skills needed for an academic career. These courses, developed for Epigeum are aimed at Masters, and PhD students, junior post docs and academics that have recently begun their research careers. For further details take a look at the Epigeum Research Skills guide.

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.