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English: Support for Study & Research

Information Skills

The skills you need to effectively use the information resources provided through the library and elsewhere are essential to your academic and professional development. 

Use the boxes here to find ways in which your librarians can help you find information, use it effectively, manage your time and get the most from the library.


It is vital that you reference all the material you use, quote from or refer to in your work.

The official BCU guide to using the referencing system for your subject can be found here.

Research Support

As well as tutorial support for researchers, we can offer support on:

Undertaking a Literature Review – there is a guide here and the Centre for Academic Success has produced a Study Guide.

Book a tutorial

Can I book a tutorial?

Yes! We've got subject specialists at hand to help you with detailed subject enquiries and:

  • Effective searching techniques
  • Systematic literature reviews
  • Searching individual databases.

You can book an appointment here.

Using Other Libraries

There are a number of ways that you can discover and access resources beyond the BCU Library collection:

SCONUL Access allows you to visit other academic libraries and use their print resources;

ETHOS  provides access to Ph.D. theses for UK universities;

COPAC is a catalogue of the holdings of over 90 UK academic and specialist libraries;

The Inter-Library Loans service will get you books and articles we don't hold.

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