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Every research project is unique so we recommend contacting your Academic Subject Librarian to discuss your research needs and the assistance we can offer.

Our subject guides give a general overview of the resources available in broad subject areas and list the databases and useful websites for your subject area. They also provide contact details for all librarians.

If your question falls within more than one discipline, or you are not sure who to contact, please email us and your enquiry will be referred to the appropriate person. 

Interlibrary loans

If you need a book, chapter, journal article, or conference paper that we don't have access to we can try and obtain a copy from another library for you. 

The inter-library loan service is free for University of Lincoln staff and students and there is no limit on the number of requests you can make.

Please check the inter library loan pages for details of any current restrictions on supply of research materials.

Request an inter-library loan

Using other libraries

The University of Lincoln participates in the Sconul Access Scheme, offering our staff and students access to hundreds of university libraries all around the UK.

To make use of this service you will need to register with Sconul Access and specify which institutions you would like to visit.

After registration you'll receive email notifications to confirm your application, when it has been approved and details of how to access the institution you have applied to.

Research Repository

The new University Research Repository Figshare is a permanent deposit of academic work created by staff and postgraduate students of the University of Lincoln. It is managed by the Research and Enterprise office. 

More information on using the Figshare Repository is available on the Lincoln Research Repository Help Blog. Queries can be sent to

Visit the Lincoln Repository

Systematic review guide

The Library has produced a dedicated Introduction to Systematic Reviews guide.
This focuses on the searching aspect of systematic reviews and follows a step-by-step process.

Publishing open access articles

If you wish to publish an OA (Open access ) article please contact Research & Enterprise - email

These are the details of JISC Read and Publish agreements

These are the publishers with which the University is currently subscribed:

  • ACM OPEN Journals 2023-2025
  • American Chemical Society Journals 2022-2024
  • American Physiological Society Journals Read, Publish & Join 2023-24
  • BMJ Publish and Read 2023-24
  • Cambridge University Press (CUP) Read and Publish Agreement 2021-24
  • The Company of Biologists Read and Publish 2022-2024
  • Elsevier Read and Publish 2022-2024
  • Oxford University Press (OUP) Read and Publish 2024-2025
  • Royal Society of Chemistry: Read and Publish 2022-2024
  • Sage Journals Read and Publish 2023-2024
  • Springer Nature Read and Publish 2023-2025
  • Taylor and Francis Read and Publish 2024-25
  • Wiley Jisc Read and Publish Open Access 2024-2025

Scholarly Communications Newsletter

The Scholarly Communications Newsletter is a joint initiative between the Library and Research and Enterprise.  

Scholarly Communications Newsletter issue #1 

Scholarly Communications Newsletter issue #2