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Researchers Library Guide: Welcome

A guide to resources that can help you with your research.

What's in this Guide?

This guide is where you can find out about the resources and support provided by Library and Learning Services.

Use the tabs above to explore:

  • What resources are available in the Library
  • How to use the resources effectively
  • Where to go to for help if you get stuck
  • Other information on the support and development we offer

If you find that this guide doesn't help to answer your enquiry then get in touch with your subject librarian. Contact details are on specific subject guides or contact

Please contact the Graduate School Office for more general help for postgraduate researchers at De Montfort University.

How to find your Subject Librarian

To meet your Subject Librarian and find out what are the best resources in your subject area, select the subject nearest to your research area from the list below

Library publications

We produce a number of library leaflets, guides and other publications. All are available on-line from our web pages and some are also available in print.

Evaluating Information

Wherever you get your informaion from it is important that you evaluate the quality of the information. There are many factors that you need to consider when assessing the quality of the information, such as currency, the authority of the writer ...


Here is a link to the Information Source Evaluation Matrix (click on picture), a useful guide that takes you through the factors you need to consider to assess the quality of information you are relying on.

Librarians Drop-in

2-3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday  (During term-time)

A Librarian will be available to help with

  • Using Library resources
  • Referencing and citation
  • Literature search
  • Finding books and journal articles

No booking required.... just come along to the Kimberlin library LDZ

All welcome

Maths Learning Centre

Maths Learning Centre

The Maths Learning Centre staff are all happy to help anyone understand any kind of maths or statistics. 

Help is available at the Drop-in sessions 12.30pm-2.30pm weekdays during term time and exam time ( top floor of the Kimberlin Library) and from on-line material.