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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.

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.

Queries can be sent to 

Visit the Lincoln Repository

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. 

These are the details of JISC Read and Publish agreement 

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

Taylor & Francis Transitional Agreement 2021-23

OUP Full Collection Read & Publish Agreement 2021

American Physiological Society Journals ‘Read, Publish & Join’ Agreement 2021-22

Cambridge University Press (CUP) Read and Publish Agreement 2021-24

Company of Biologists ‘Read & Publish’ Transitional Agreement 2020-21

Wiley Jisc Read and Publish Open Access Agreement 2020-2023

BMJ Publish and Read Pilot Agreement 2021

SAGE Journals Read & Publish 2020-2022 Agreement

Royal Society of Chemistry: Read and Publish Journals Agreement 2020-2021

SpringerCompact Journals Agreement 2021-2022