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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

Tutorial is available online or face-to-face by all Learning, Teaching and Research Librarians regarding the following areas and more:

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

To book an appointment, use the link and select the relevant Faculty:

Link to your Subject Guide

For subject-specific resources and guidance:

Subject Guides

Link to Digital Skills Tools

Library and Learning Resources (L&LR) encourages all students, staff and researchers to continually improve their Digital Literacy. To help individuals assess and improve their skills, we promote and make use of the JISC Discovery Tool. BCU students can self-enrol on the Moodle Course Discover your Digital Skills to access the tool and learn new skills via our collection of resources. Staff members can use the Discover Your Digital Skills Staff Toolkit to link the Discover your Digital Skills Moodle Site to your course and also embed digital capabilities into the curriculum.

Link to Resources for Researchers Collection

New Collection Discovery is available via Library Search and designed to enable user to experience our collections visually. New collections including BCU Authors, Study Skills Resources and Resources for Researchers (A collection of books/ ebooks to support researchers across the university, and to highlight the Library’s collection of research material, e.g. Research Design, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Mixed Methods Research and for Doctoral Researchers, Writing for Researchers, and Research Ethics).

Support for Researchers


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

Events and Workshops

Contact Us

For further information and support with your research:
Computing Engineering & Built Environment
Institute of Creative Arts; Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Music & Acting
Defence School of Healthcare Education
Institute of Jewellery, Fashion & Textiles; Institute of Media & English; School of Architecture & Design

Social Sciences; Accountancy, Finance & Economics
Nursing & Midwifery
Health Sciences (excluding ODP, Paramedic Science & Public Health)
Birmingham City Business School; Law
Education & Social Work

Research Support Librarian

To book an appointment with any of the Librarians listed above, use the link below and select your Faculty:

Research Support Librarian

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Guojin Liu

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