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Academic Subject Librarians

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

  Referencing guidance

  Using reference management software such as Refworks and Endnote

  Study skills

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


If you have a question please contact your

Subject Librarian

either by email or booking an appointment. 

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