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Researchers: Welcome & skills training

Welcome and training

Welcome to the researcher library guide.  If you click the drop down menu in the Welcome and Training tab you can access the slides from our training sessions, the Researcher Development Programme training calendar and the issues of the Research Matters student magazine.

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 for Researchers worldwide. 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:

Ask us, tell us

Need to know something?  Click this to:

Ask a Librarian button which wehn clicked takes you to the Ask a Librarian form for your enquiry

Does anything about this guide or Library & Student Support really irritate you?

Email me and let me know so we can sort it out:

Adam Edwards


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

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Research support

The Research Support Team is part of Library and Student Support (LSS) in the Sheppard Library.  If you have  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 contact 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.

If we don't have something

If we don't have a journal paper you need then we get it from the British Library, free for Research and Academic Staff.  They also lend books.  See our Inter library loans guide.

If you think we should buy a book for the library, tell us via the Suggest a book form for your campus.

If you want us to subscribe to a new journal (which can be expensive) please ask your Liaison Librarian.

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