Your Information Specialist has expertise in a number of areas which can support your research activities. These include:
|Literature Searching||Keeping up to Date|
Your Information Specialist can share their expertise on
View our Literature Searching Research Bite for further information
Information Specialists can assist with a tutorial of how to use EndNote
View our Referencing page for further information
Your research area is constantly changing with
Most databases also have save search functions
View our Researchers LibGuide for a further information
are resources put together by the Library’s Information Specialists, tailored towards each subject area. Each LibGuide contains information on:
Our LibGuides also contain information that is useful for researchers, particularly keeping up to date with a subject and networking with the research community.
Many journal articles are now freely available online as they have been published "open access" in addition to their publication in a subscription journal.
You can use the following search tools to find open access journal articles:
If the item you would like to read is not available via Aston University Library, you can request the item from another Library. This is called Inter-library Loan. This service is available to all University students and staff.
Aston University is a member of the SCONUL Access reciprocal scheme which allows members to visit and use University libraries in the UK and Ireland. You are eligible to join the scheme if you are
Full Time Undergraduate students are not eligible for SCONUL Access membership, but may be able to use other libraries on a reference only basis under the SCONUL Vacation Access scheme.