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The Library is here to support your research, the communication of your research findings, and the development of your research profile through a variety of specialist help, resources and services. Please explore these webpages for more information or, for an audiovisual introduction, visit the 'Support for Research' section of the Moodle course Working with the Library and Learning Resources.

There are two main teams that support researchers - the Academic Liaison Librarians and the Scholarly Communications team. 

Academic Liaison Librarians

We are based in the Library, part of the Learning Resources Directorate. There is a dedicated Academic Liaison Librarian for each main discipline at Oxford Brookes. You can find your Librarian from the Course resource help pages. As well as Librarian contact details, these pages include information on subject specific resources, training, support for referencing and guides.

Your Academic Liaison Librarian can provide specialist help with finding information and resources for your research. We can assist you in accessing quality resources, including books, journals, databases, conference proceedings, theses and grey literature. We can also provide tips and techniques for developing search strategies, keeping up to date with your research area, managing and organising references using software services such as EndNote. We offer training and support via 1:1 appointments and email, so do contact us.

Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian

Scholarly Communications Team

Our main role is to support staff and student researchers at Oxford Brookes with sharing, disseminating, and publishing their research findings so that they are available to local or global academic and public communities. We are:

  • Dan Croft: Scholarly Communications Team Leader
  • Joseph Ripp: Research Outputs Manager
  • Aaron Worsley-Burke: Research Liaison Lead
  • Hazel King: Library Assistant.

30 minutes with the Scholarly Communications Team

Each semester we run a series of short training sessions that introduce researchers to the key ideas in the topics that we support, with some talks led by experts from elsewhere in the Library and other professional services. Training includes such topics as Open Access, Publishing Journal Articles, Read & Publish agreements, Copyright in Scholarship, ORCID & other Persistent Identifiers, and Research Metrics.

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