Researcher experience

Whether you’re a member of academic staff or a research student, the Library supports you throughout your research career. We help our researchers find answers to the questions that affect us all.

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Achieve your research goals

As one of the UK’s leading research libraries, we enable world-class research.

We work across the University to provide resources, systems, and support to help our researchers to achieve their best results.

We set high standards in supporting some of the brightest minds from all over the world in the creation and dissemination of high quality, world-changing research.

Our team of experts are always on-hand to provide continued support to researchers in all areas of open access, research data management, and help with growing your profile as a renowned expert at the forefront of your field.


What we offer

  • Dedicated research support staff will provide expert guidance and training, supporting you throughout the research lifecycle
  • Access to the world’s research, through an expansive range of digital and print resources, including online journals and discovery tools such as Scopus and Web of Science, as well as Special Collections and archives
  • Use StarPlus, via MUSE, to explore what’s available to you as a Sheffield researcher
  • Support to achieve excellence in research data management, facilitating open research and enhancing your research efficiency
  • Expert help with publishing and sharing research – including copyright advice and all aspects of open access 
  • Support every step of the way to help you grow your profile as a researcher
  • Access to research metrics services to help you to understand and maximise research impact
  • From In-depth information skills training and support to managing references, access to workshops, online guidance, webinars and advice to help you to develop your research expertise
  • Specialist support and doctoral development programme to develop the research skills of our PhD researchers

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us using one of the following email addresses:

Open Access enquiries: OAEnquiries@sheffield.ac.uk

Research Data Management Enquiries: rdm@sheffield.ac.uk

Copyright and licensing enquiries: copyright@sheffield.ac.uk

Ask a question

Email: library@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone: +44 114 222 7200

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