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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 University Research Repository 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 the Repository is available on the Repository & Open Access page of the Research and Enterprise Portal. Queries can be sent to eprints@lincoln.ac.uk 

Visit the Lincoln Repository

Systematic review guide

The Library has produced a dedicated guide for supporting systematic reviews which is available here
This guide follows a step-by-step process for undertaking a systematic review.

Books for your research

If there's a book that you would like for your research that is not currently in the Library's collection but you feel that it would be a useful addition,  you can recommend a copy for purchase.

Order through More Books for Staff

Publishing open access articles

If you wish to publish an OA (Open access ) article please contact Research & Enterprise - email eprints@lincoln.ac.uk

These are the details of JISC Read and Publish agreements

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

  • American Chemical Society Journals 2022-2024
  • American Physiological Society Journals ‘Read, Publish & Join’ Agreement 2021-22
  • BMJ Publish and Read 2022
  • 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) Full Collection Read & Publish 2021-2023
  • Royal Society of Chemistry: Read and Publish 2022-2024
  • SAGE Journals Read & Publish 2020-2022 Agreement
  • SpringerCompact Journals Agreement 2021-2022 
  • Taylor & Francis Transitional Agreement 2021-23
  • Wiley Jisc Read and Publish Open Access Agreement 2020-2023

More information on open access is available on the Repository & Open Access page of the Research and Enterprise Portal.