The Liaison Librarians are your ideal research partner,
providing a range of services, resources, and dedicated support for
Researchers. For further information or to discuss how we can help
contact the team or
your Liaison Librarian.
We can help you to identify specialist information resources and
special collections in your subject area. The
Online Catalogue is the starting point
for finding books, journal articles, and conference papers and
there are also a number of key research databases for your subject,
available from the Subject Support pages.
Your Liaison Librarian can offer advice and guidance on effective
searching, how to get the most of the University’s online
resources, as well as sources such as Google Scholar.
In addition, we can point you to valuable online resources such
as the Help for Researchers from the
British Library which provides subject specialists in your area
Also, by looking on Index to Theses which covers theses,
accepted for higher degrees by British and Irish Universities, and
the University’s own Intellectual Repository, WIRE, you can get an idea of
what has been done in your area of research already.
There are also a number of relevant advice pages for help with
Referencing systems and using our
Reference Management system
When doing research it is important to up-to-date in your area
and there are a range of services available for current awareness.
We can offer you advice on creating email alerts from subject
databases or setting up RSS feeds from services such as
ZETOC or JournalTOCs. These are
useful for tracking a research subject and staying up-to-date with
current papers published in scholarly literature with international
We can also advise you on a number of sources which will help
you stay up to date in your field, such as the Management & Business Studies
Portal from the British Library which has collections for
management research and their Research
Information Centre which provides a web-accessible suite of
tools and resources to support all aspects of the research
lifecycle and is currently aimed at Scientists.
LIS offer focussed workshops helping research students and staff
to develop information and research skills. These include:
information resources for research, keeping up-to-date in your
subject area and managing your references. These can be arranged on
request by contacting LISLiaison@wlv.ac.uk.
You may also take advantage of the workshops offered by the
Skills for Learning programme.
Other help is available from sources such as the Learning
Research Skills site from the British Library.
Our Inter-Library Loan system allows
you to request books and research papers not available through the
University’s online subscriptions. Theses may be obtained via the
British Library’s service EThOS. You can search a range of
national and international library catalogues via WorldCat and gain access to other
libraries via the Sconul Access scheme.
We can help offer you advice regarding the process
of depositing your research papers in the University’s
Intellectual Repository WIRE
Your Liaison Librarian can advise on obtaining
Journal Citation Reports from the Web of Science database,
which can help with bibliometrics and aid in the selection of
journals to publish in. Advice is also available on how to
collaborate with other researchers and publish your work in open
access journals, and create a ResearcherID
OAIster - A union catalogue
of digital resources, including many institutional
Scientific Commons -
Search engine for scientific knowledge freely accessible to the
Directory of Open Access Journals -
A one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.
There is a dedicated Researchers' space on the first floor of
the Harrison Learning Centre. This area provides an ideal space to
study, relax and get together with fellow researchers. It is
equipped with presentation facilities, comfortable seating and a
Forms and Guidelines for Research
for Learning Enhancement
Researchers Staff Development Programme
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