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Researchers: Welcome

Research students' library and academic writing check list

A list of key people and resources from the library and academic writing which will help you research more effectively and efficiently

Open Access

If you are looking for information about Open Access - please see the Open Access pages.

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What is an ORCiD?

ORCiD is a unique identifier system that has been adopted across the world. Not only does it allow you as a researcher to distinguish yourself as 'you' - an ORCID also supports linking systems involved in key research workflows.

Find out more about ORCID and sign-up here:


Welcome to this Library Subject Guide for researchers. Please start with these basics:

Research support

The Research Support Team is based within Library and Student Support (LSS) in the Sheppard Library.  If you have any questions about Open Access, the Research Repository, Research Data Management or any other scholarly communications issues please do get in touch:

If you have a subject specific question - get in touch with your subject librarian.

What does this guide cover?

This guide covers:

  • Finding and creating resources
    • Journal publishing, including how to find the best ranked journals in your field
    • Book publishing, including how to get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) if publishing at Middlesex
  • Information skills: Learn to find things more efficiently
  • Other libraries, in particular, using SCONUL Access to borrow from any other academic library
  • Distance learners: Services we offer to support students studying at a distance
  • Liaison librarians: Find out your librarian to contact for 121 support for your research
  • Scholarly communication
    • Journals - getting cited and published
    • Books - writing and getting published
    • Open Access
  • Other guides you may find useful are:

Library Search

Use Library Search to find and access quality academic resources.

MiddlesexUni app

Download the Middlesex University app for Android and iPhone. Just search for 'Middlesex University' in your app store.

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