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Guidance for Researchers: Home

This guide seeks to provide basic guidance and sources of best practice. It does not constitute legal advice

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To request resources contact:

Collection Management Team at

We can answer questions about trial resources too.

Support offered in Tutorials

Book an online tutorial for support with any of the following and more:

  • accessing resources
  • search strategies
  • advanced search techniques
  • current awareness alerts
  • resources beyond BCU Library
  • evaluating information sources
  • BCU repository & Open Access

book an online appointment: 

Link to your Subject Guide

For subject-specific resources and guidance:

Subject Guides

Support for Researchers


This guide provides information to support your research at BCU and beyond:

Events and Workshops

Contact Us

contact imageFor further information and support with your research:
Computing Engineering & Built Environment
Art; Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Music & Acting
Defence School of Healthcare Education
Architecture & Design; Media & English; Games, Film & Animation

Fashion & Textiles; Jewellery; Psychology; Social Sciences; Visual Communication
Nursing & Midwifery
Health Sciences (excluding ODP, Paramedic Science & Public Health)
Birmingham City Business School; Law
Education & Social Work


Meet your Librarians

Sue O'Sullivan can help you with finding information in the following subject areas: Fashion; Jewellery; Textiles; Visual Communications and the Social Sciences. You can book a tutorial here

Nancy Jackson

Contact Nancy for a tutorial

I offer support for research within Architecture & Design.Media & English; Games, Film & Animation. I can work with you to effectively search for and access appropriate sources of information.

Janice Wright

I support staff and students within the School of Education and Social Work.  Please email me if you have any comments or questions about our service.

You can also book a tutorial with me through our online booking site.

Andrew Sayer

Andrew Sayer

Book an appointment

Learning, Teaching and Research Librarian for Speech and Language Therapy, Radiography, Radiotherapy and Ultrasound, Rehabilitation and Habilitation, Sports Sciences, Life Sciences and Health and Social Care.

James Dean

James Dean

Contact James by email or book an appointment with him.

James offers support for research within Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

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