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University Library


These web pages provide an overview of the support and services available to our researchers at Durham.

Training and PGR Support

Information on the training provided by the library to researchers at all stages of their career, and further information for new PGR students.

New PGRs

Information for New Postgraduate Researchers

  • Introduction and quick guides
  • Academic Liaison Librarians
  • Durham e-Theses
Researcher Training Programme

Researcher Training Programme

  • Overview of researcher training available
  • Training booking system
  • Archived and related online training resources
Finding Information

Finding and Managing Information

  • Improving your search techniques
  • Identifying appropriate subject resources
  • Managing your references: Endnote

Disseminating and Evaluating your research

Information to support researchers in publishing their research, from maximising their potential dissemination and impact footprint, through support for meeting open access requirements and bibliometrics and citation analysis.

Publishing your researcg

Publishing your research

  • Peer Review
  • Open Access and meeting funder / REF requirements
  • Research Data Management
Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis

Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis

  • Journal Impact Factors
  • Bibliometric and Citation Analysis
  • Altmetrics
Doctoral Theses

Doctoral Theses

  • Submitting your Thesis
  • Durham e-Theses
  • Discovering Doctoral Theses

Library Services and Resources

Services and Resources provided for researchers.

Distance researchers

Supporting researchers at a distance

  • Document Delivery Service
  • Photocopying and postal loans services
  • Using other libraries and archives
Collection Development

Adding to research Collections

  • Requesting new items of stock
  • Keeping track of new purchases
  • New collections and trials
PGR Study room (Bill Bryson)

PGR Study Space

  • Dedicated Researcher study space
  • Bill Bryson, Queen's Campus and Leazes Road Libraries

Additional Support for Research

The Library is continuing to review and improve its service provision to meet the needs of our researchers, including support for the REF and providing advice on copyright.


Copyright and IPR

  • Guidance on copyright
  • Copyright and Durham authors
  • University Copyright Officer
REF 2014

REF Support

  • How does the Library support the REF submission?

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Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis
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Supporting researchers at a distance
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Doctoral Theses
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Your Academic Liaison Librarian

James Bisset

Academic Liaison Librarian
Researcher Support

0191 334 1589

Research Support Statement

"In a rapidly evolving research and information environment the library aims to support research in all disciplines across the research life cycle, from securing funding awards, to the dissemination and evaluation of your research and its impact.

This covers a broad range of activities, from the training and support provided through the Researcher Development and Leading Research Programmes, to enabling researchers to meet the open access and research data management requirements set by funders and the management and maintenance of our institutional repository Durham Research Online.

We are heavily involved in supporting the university's REF submissions, and can provide additional advice and services on bibliometrics and citation analysis."