We are a team of professional librarians who support the university community in learning, teaching and research. We help with navigating, evaluating and obtaining physical and digital resources.
We offer appointments for students and staff (choice of in-person or online) and deliver teaching on key academic, digital and information literacy skills.
Academic Subject Librarians (ASLs) can help students with:
Using the Library
Improving skills in finding, using and evaluating information for your assignment
Guidance on good academic practice, including how to avoid plagiarism
Using reference management software such as Refworks and Endnote
ASLs can help academic colleagues with:
Introduction to the Library
How to search and find resources and stay current with research
Support for timetabled teaching sessions
Creating and managing reading lists
Providing costings for new programme proposals
Ordering books and resources for teaching
Understanding eBook licencing
Guidance on copyright and digitisation
Each ASL supports the research activity of the Schools they are aligned to.
We can help with:
Developing advanced research and information retrieval skills
Understanding the scholarly publishing landscape including open access
Navigating resources in a particular field
Guidance on conducting literature searches and systematic reviews
Advice on obtaining more specialist resources and those unavailable in the Library
Navigating physical and digital archives and archival research
Using reference management software for your research
We don't find information for you, but
we will show you how to do it yourself
We can't edit or proof-read your work for you but
we can signpost you to other services and resources that can help
We can't check to see if you have met the learning outcomes of your assignment, as this is something you have to do for yourself.
However, we can help you explore library resources on the topic
Ask a Subject Librarian is available online
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
11:00 to 12:00.
When online you can type your question in the box below.
If you would rather see a Subject Librarian face-to-face drop-ins are in the
Ross Library on Tuesday
University Library on Thursday
11:00 and 12:00.
Alternatively you can email or make an appointment with your Subject Librarian via your Subject Guide.