Get acquainted with the range of services and resources designed to help you with your research by talking with your liaison librarian.
One-on-one research consultation with your liaison librarian
Each subject area has dedicated liaison librarians who can help you save time and introduce you to the range of resources and services available for your area of research.
Liaison librarians can:
- Assist with literature searching, including the identification of suitable search tools and the development of effective search strategies.
- Show you how to find usable datasets by identifying relevant datasets or data repositories or introduce you to the wealth of primary source material available via Rare Books & Special Collections and University Archives and Recordkeeping.
- Help you explore the options for managing your research data and publishing, including open access.
- Introduce you to the range of tools available for increasing, and monitoring, your research profile and impact.
Get the articles and books you need
Researchers enjoy generous borrowing time periods and access to the library's requesting system (whereby we deliver books and other items in the library's collections to the library location of your choice - or you can have a scanned copy emailed to you). Learn more about borrowing & requesting.
The interlibrary loan service is available to source books, articles and other materials not available in the library. It is (usually) free, and the turnaround times are quick. You can also recommend the library purchase the key books required for your research.
The library has a range of different collections designed to support research (and teaching). Depending on your field of research, you may also like to talk with Rare Books & Special Collections or University Archives and Recordkeeping to discover the wealth of primary sources and other materials held in their collections.
Reference and manage information
Databases and How Do I guides
The carefully curated How Do I guides provide a handy pathway into relevant resources and literature and how to find the right information.
The Databases by title & subject listing links to all of the current online subscriptions held by the library. You can browse databases relevant to your subject or search alphabetically by title if you already know what you're after.