Services for research students
We offer a wide variety of services and resources to support you as a postgraduate research student. The Library Research Team provides training sessions and briefings, and one-to-one support and advice on:
- finding information, undertaking a literature review and keeping up-to-date with research in your field
- managing research information, guidance on bibliographic software such as RefWorks, and copyright for researchers
- research data management, developing a research data management plan and organising, storing and preserving research data
- publishing your research, factors to consider when choosing where to publish and how to disseminate your research for maximum visibility
- measuring the impact of your research, guidance on citation metric tools and how to manage your research identity
Check the library website for our circulation policies, including how many items you can borrow, the length of loan, fines, and renewals
If you reside in the UK you can register to use the postal loan service, which allows you to have print books from our collections sent to your home. Please note, you will be responsible for returning the books to the library.
You are not restricted to using NTU Libraries' stock. You can request material not stocked by NTU using the 'Get My Book' or 'Get My Journal Article' online forms. You can also register for the SCONUL Access scheme, which allows you to borrow books from any of the participating libraries.
Each library has a variety of study spaces, including silent areas and areas where you can have a quiet conversation. There is a research room at each site for exclusive use by research students. The rooms offer extensive opening hours and are located on the ground floor of the Brackenhurst Library, first floor of the Clifton Library, and on the third floor of the Boots Library.
Your thesis and copyright
One of the University requirements is to deposit your doctoral thesis in the University's repository (IRep), which will then lead to automatic deposit of your thesis in EThOS, the British Library repository. The guide Preparing your thesis for publication explains what you need to consider with regards to third party copyright material and the inclusion of any papers you may have had published.
The accompanying guide Publishing from your eThesis provides information and advice about publishing journal articles and books or chapters from your thesis after it has been made publicly available in IRep and EThOS.