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Library Subject Guides

Subject Guides

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On this page you'll find the Library's Subject Guides, each of which is designed to help you find information and access materials relevant to your department. Choose your subject from the list below to get started.

Be sure to also check out our Skills Guides which will further help you to develop your digital and information searching skills.

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Explore our Skills Guides for videos, interactive tutorials, workbooks and links to specific help for developing your digital and information searching skills.

Explore our E-resources Guide

Explore our eResources Guide to see our full range of online resources in one place.

Reading lists guide

Our Reading Lists Practical Guide has lots of tips on how to use online reading lists, including FAQs for students.

Support for your subject

We provide lots of support to help you find and use resources and to make the most of the range of services available at the Library.

Academic Liaison Librarians

Your Academic Liaison Librarian can help you to find resources for your subject ...

Academic Liaison Librarians

... and bridge the gap between your department and the Library.

Student appointments

We run hundreds of 1-2-1 Library Specialist appointments every year.

Students at PCs

We provide around 550 hours of information skills training each year, reaching more than 11,500 students.

Student with laptop

Subject Guides are accessed more than 435,000 times a year.

Open Research team

The Open Research team provides specialist services for staff and postgraduate researchers....


... and delivers a wide range of departmental briefings and training activities.


Your Academic Liaison Librarian is your main contact in the Library. They can help you identify specific resources for your subject and talk to you about tools and techniques for working effectively. You can find their contact details on the relevant Subject Guide listed on this page. Additional specialist support for staff and postgraduate researchers is provided by the Library's Open Research team.

Find out more about Academic Liaison, Open Research and various other Library, Archives and Learning Enhancement Teams on our About Us pages.

Watch the video below to find out more or explore your Subject Guide to see what's on offer for your department.