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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. 

  • If you are looking for advice on how to use specific resources for your subject, see the Subject LibGuides.
  • If you are looking for a quick start to using our e-resources, please try Summon using the link on the left of this page. This includes a video showing how Summon can be used to search for information. It uses a business example.
  • You will also see the front page for our app which you can download to Android, Blackberry or iPhone smartphones.


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: or

Vimal Shah (Research Information Manager)

Bade Ajibade (Repository Assistant)

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

What does this guide cover?

This guide covers topics such as:

  • 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 the 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:
  • If you aren't sure what something means, have a  look at the Words and Meanings Library Guide.

Induction Video

Library Search

Use Library Search to find and access quality academic resources.



Library Search replaced the Library Catalogue and Summon on 31st July 2018.

Key databases for research

MiddlesexUni app

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

Middlesex University app