UWS Library provides advice, guidance and user education to support the University's research community to find good quality information quickly and use the information ethically in line with University’s Information Literature Framework.
We provide advice, guidance and user education to identify researchers’ information landscape with reference to the information literacy Vitae descriptors.
Using a variety of face-to-face and blended learning techniques (presentations, worksheets and podcasts) we also provide instruction and guidance on:
Literature search guide - Literature guide developed by Leicester University
SAFARI guide - Open University guide for use of information on digital and printed material
UK: British Library EThOS find UK PhD E-Theses Online Service to find UK PhD theses.
Europe: DART-Europe E-theses Portal - provides access to full-text research theses from Europe.
Worldwide: OATD - Open Access Theses and Dissertations - provides access to full-text research theses worldwide.
SCONUL Access allows eligible library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.
British Library provides a range of resources for researchers
COPAC (Combined University Research Libraries Catalogue) provides free access to the merged online catalogues of over 70 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.
CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is a searchable database for open access research outputs