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Researchers: Welcome & skills training

Welcome and training

Welcome to the researcher library guide. 

Open Access

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Research Data Management


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:

The Thesis Whisperer blog


Please make sure you do these basic things:

  • How do I reserve books?  Go to Library Search and use the Request option. 
  • I'm not able to access some journal articles:  You can request any journal article via Inter library loans.  This is FREE for researchers.

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 Repositories, Research Data Management or any other scholarly communications issues please do get in touch:

If you have a subject specific question contact your Liaison Librarian.

What does this guide cover?

This guide covers:

  • Finding and creating resources
    • Journal publishing: Find the best ranked journals in your field
    • Book publishing:  Get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) if publishing at Middlesex
  • Information skills: Learn to find things more efficiently
  • Other libraries: Use 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 or book you need then we get it. This is free. 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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Download the Middlesex University app for Android and iPhone. Just search for 'Middlesex University' in your app store.

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