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A guide to help researchers and those doing in-depth research

How can this guide help?

This guide outlines the library services and resources useful for doctoral researchers and research active staff, but could also be useful to any postgraduate students undertaking research.

Different sections of the guide will be relevant at different stages of your research and you should dip into the guide as needed.  For example:

  • when you are beginning your research and looking for sources
  • if you are looking for literature searching techniques
  • when you are planning how to manage the information you find
  • when thinking about publication

We have provided links to useful information from the library and other sources.  

Sometimes this information may be on the SHU staff intranet.  If you do not have access to this information, ask your supervisor to access the information for you.

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Library support for researchers

 The Library Research Support Team are here to help Sheffield Hallam University researchers through one-to-one support  and regular drop-ins and workshops focused on researcher needs.  You can ask us for help with:

  • finding information and literature reviews
  • accessing books, journals and databases relevant to your research
  • research data management and data management plans
  • managing your information and keeping up to date
  • disseminating and publishing your work
  • tracking the impact of your work

Get in touch with your Library Research Support Team:

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Recent additions to SHURA - Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive

SHURA is an open access repository containing scholarly outputs and publications of researchers at Sheffield Hallam University.  

The list below shows you new research added to the SHURA database.


Other support within the SHU community

There are many avenues of support for research and researchers at Sheffield Hallam University.

Your supervisor and research group are a good starting point. Other support can be found from the sources below

This list is for illustrative purposes and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing.