Library Research Support

Please note: the Library Research Support Team has a new website that can be found at


Covid-19 and Our Service 

Please see the Library Covid information for details of how the libraries are operating during the pandemic.

For more help and advice about researching from home please go to our dedicated ‘remote research’ page.

If you’d like to discuss your specific research support needs, please get in touch with us and we can arrange an appointment with you:

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 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.


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?