Academic research support

Optimise your research impact, enhance your research profile, access research tools, and discover library resources.

The Library provides a range of help services to academic and PhD researchers. Services include resource discovery, how to increase your research impact, enhancing your researcher profile, open access publishing, publishing strategies and advice, analytics and advice about identifying potential collections.

Your subject librarian can provide further information about any of these topics.


Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, is the measurement of online social engagement with research outputs


Bibliometrics is the use of statistical measures to analyse publication data

Open access

This guide provides information about open access publishing and sharing research data.

Research data management

How to maintain and organise your data over the course of your research

Researcher profiles

Advice for creating a researcher profile and getting an ORCID

Strategic publishing

Find out more about scholarly publishing, predatory publishers, author rights and open access.