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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

Have Your Say

We have made some changes based on feedback received from our colleagues and research community, but we still want MORE!  Have a look at our new guide and let us know (by the end of May) what works and doesn't by completing our short online survey.  Many thanks in advance.

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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

Book a tutorial with Nancy

I offer support for research within Media & New Technologies; English; Architecture & Design.


Janice Wright

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.

Beth Delwiche

Beth Delwiche

Book a tutorial/consultation with Beth

I support researchers in both the School of Art and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Music and Acting).

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.