Subject information A-to-Z
Our online resources and guides are designed to help you use library resources effectively. If you need more help, please contact the Faculty Librarian for your subject.
Meet your Faculty Librarians
Faculty Librarians provide support to staff and students at the University, working to support Durham's strategy for learning, teaching and research. The Faculty Librarians are:
- James Bisset for Research Support firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richard Holmes for Social Sciences email@example.com
- Richard Pears for Arts and Humanities firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ben Taylorson for Business email@example.com
- Colin Theakston for Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
How can we help students and staff?
Supporting your learning
- We can support you to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills to find quality information sources for your assignments and research projects.
- We can offer professional advice on how to best make use of the most appropriate resources available to you.
- We provide guidance to help you with citing, referencing and reference management software (such as Endnote).
Supporting your teaching
- We can advise on resources available to support course development and help you ensure content from reading lists are available for your students.
- We can arrange subject-specific information literacy sessions for your department, from student inductions through to literature review workshops for dissertations.
- We act as the liaison point for all department concerns around library provision.
Supporting your research
- We can provide support and guidance around open access publishing, systematic reviews, publication and citation metrics (bibliometrics) and other areas related to your research activity.
- We can offer guidance on subject-specific databases and resources.
- We act as the liaison point for identifying new print and digital resources to support new or developing research areas.
Requesting new Library resources
Departments are responsible for letting the library know which books to buy or which journals we should subscribe to. Members of academic staff should ensure that the library stocks any resources that their students are expected to use.
The Library must receive a copy of all reading lists issued by academic staff to students for taught modules. The deadline for reading list submissions ahead of the 2019-20 academic year is the 1st July 2019.
Non reading list titles can also be requested for the library to purchase - these should be sent via the appropriate departmental library representative, as listed below: