Staff and researchers

Support for Staff and Researchers

Your Academic Liaison Librarians offer a range of services to support your teaching and research activities. Please contact us if you'd like help / further information abut the following services:


  • Information skills training – e.g. Harvard referencing
  • Subject specific resources
  • Searching DISCOVER
  • Using electronic resources - e.g. e-journals, e-books
  • Finding quality subject information on the web
  • Dissertation preparation

Teaching Support:

  • Ordering resources – by request and selection (e.g. books, AV materials)
  • Adequate set texts – on varying loan periods
  • Updates – new resources added to the library, and updates on new electronic resources
  • Guides - print and online guides, e.g. guides to subject resources
  • Digital journal articles - request digital copies of journal articles to add to your Breo units
  • Reading list training - training in the use of our reading list software
  • Validation and development of new courses – support, resources suggestions
  • Committee attendance - e.g. PECs, FABs, TQSCs, Staff/Student Consultative Committees
  • Copyright & plagiarism - advice, e.g. course pack creation, assistance in identifying plagiarised texts
  • Reading lists - help with finding resources for course reading lists
Research Support:
  • Current awareness – set up alerts from databases (e.g. Zetoc), publishers and RSS feeds, to keep up to date on new publications in your field
  • Document supply - sourcing items external to UoB libraries
  • Off-campus access to electronic resources - advice on access

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