New postgraduate researchers
For a short introduction to using the library, take a look at our quick guide. It contains contact details, information about borrowing, reserving and renewing books, as well as links to key web pages that may be useful.
For more indepth information about how the library can support your research see our comprehensive Introduction to the Library for Postgraduate Researchers, or contact James Bisset , the Academic Liaison Librarian for Research Support directly.
- Introduction to the Library for Postgraduate Researchers 2012-13 (last modified: 1 October 2012)
- Quick guide for new PGRs - short introduction 2012-13 (last modified: 1 October 2012)
Library Support for Researchers
In a rapidly evolving information environment the library is here to support research in all disciplines. These web pages can help you effectively locate, access and organise information using the most appropriate tools. Please use the links on the right under Supporting your research for information and links to key resources.
If you are a doctoral researcher there is a suite of training courses on offer to you through the Durham Doctoral Training Programme. Details are provided in the online handbook sent to all research postgraduates, and the courses can be booked via the university's Training Course Booking System. This hands-on training is available throughout the year but individual support can also be arranged with the Liaison Librarian for your subject.
Please contact James Bisset if you have any queries relating to training courses which are part of the Durham Doctoral Training Programme.
If you require subject-specific support please contact your appropriate subject liaison librarian. Their details are available from your subject information page.