Getting started and discovering information

The Library provides access to the world’s research through a huge range of print and digital resources. Whether you’re researching from your desk or from one of our Library spaces these pages are designed to give you a head start.

Getting started

Each department has its own librarian to advise you on where and how to search. Need an introduction to using Library services and facilities?

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Discover research

Find out what’s available to support your research here at Sheffield. Read more about our discovery tools and unique collections.

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Preparing your literature or systematic review

The literature review is a key component of a dissertation or thesis, setting the scene for your own work by identifying significant research and themes and identifying gaps in the literature.

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Searching beyond Sheffield

There may be instances where the University of Sheffield Library does not have access to material that you need for your research. In these cases, there are a number of options available to you.

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