Library Research Support

The Library Research Support team provides high quality information and advisory services. We support research students, researchers and research active academic staff and other university colleagues and aim to build the University’s strengths in research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

Covid-19 and Our Service 

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. In line with the national public health guidance regarding COVID-19, and to protect you and help stop the spread of coronavirus, Adsetts and Collegiate libraries are closed from 5pm Monday 23rd March until further notice.

Please check our dedicated online guide for more information and to find out how to make the most of your library off-campus.

During this period of off-campus working the Library Research Support team will continue to support researchers as much as we can.

You can find further advice and information on this website or:


Call: 0114 225 3852.

If you need detailed help one of our team will arrange a dedicated one to one telephone meeting with you.

Our online resources will remain available through the SHU Library Gateway.

For more help and advice about working from home click here to be redirected to our dedicated ‘working from home’ page.

If you cannot get online from home, access specialist software or have general questions about the University’s approach to COVID – 19 please contact Hallam Help.


The team


Bea Turpin


Pete Smith


Dr Eddy Verbaan Head of Library Research Support


Dan Grace


Lizzie Seals


We are here to help you throughout your research project

  • Open Access, publishing for the REF, and Article Processing Charges
  • Research Data Management and Data Management Plans
  • Finding information
  • Literature reviews
  • Managing your information and keeping up to date
  • Disseminating and publishing your work
  • Maximising the reach and visibility of your work
  • Tracking the impact of your work
  • Attributing your work unambiguously to you with an ORCID iD
  • Accessing books, journals and databases relevant to your research
  • Co-curating the University’s Special Collection

We support you with workshops and bespoke sessions, for example as part of the SHaRD and Doctoral School programs. And of course we welcome your individual queries.

Contact us

Do you have an enquiry? Do you want to comment on how our team can support your research needs? Would you like us to run a session at your staff meeting or for your students?