For information about key research resources in your subject area, literature searching, and keeping up-to-date (including alerts), explore "Specialist Subject Resources" and "Literature Searching" using the tabs and drop down menus above.
Face-to-face training sessions that will give you hints on how to enhance the impact of your research. Click on the links below for dates and times of the next sessions.
The topics covered are:
Based in Library Services, your Postgraduate Development Officer is Georgina Hardy. Her role is to support Postgraduate Research Students in their development in a wide range of skills and knowledge areas. Find out more:
The University Graduate School can offer Postgraduate Research Students a range of support.
As of September 2016 Library Services at the University of Birmingham are located in the new Main Library, Barnes Medical Library, Barber Fine Art Library, Orchard Learning Resource Centre and Shakespeare Institute Library. The Cadbury Research Library in the Muirhead Tower houses our special collections.
Tony Skyrme Suite
Exclusively for the use of research students, this space is located on the first floor of the main Library and overlooks University Square. It consists of two rooms with a range of seating types, and is accessible by swipe card access.
Our heritage research collections are held in the Research Reserve. Items can be requested via FindIt@Bham, using the online form. Items are fetched at frequent intervals during the day. Certain items, due to fragility or rarity, and Microforms, can only be consulted in the Allport Room study space in the Research Reserve.
As a researcher you can join the majority of UK Higher Education libraries through this reciprocal scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other participating libraries. More at SCONUL.
We design and deliver a wide range of courses and technology training solutions to meet the developmental needs of students, teaching, research and admin staff.
We specialise in software such as:
To see our programme of training courses, book specialist one-to-one support or take advantage of our online provision, visit our website