Are you a researcher or a research student at LiU? The Library has a range of services to offer you. You’re welcome to book a meeting, and of course visit our libraries in real life. Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.
Access to scholarly publications. The Library offers a wide selection of scholarly publications, most of them through online access. Material that we don’t have access to we can usually provide as an interlibrary loan.
Structuring your search. We can help you improve your database searches and advice you when you are doing a literature review. Book an appointment online!
Digital methods. Through our digital lab, we can introduce you to various digital tools and methods that will facilitate searching, sorting, analyzing, visualizing and disseminating data. We can also assist with the digitization, refinement, analysis and visualization of big datasets.
Publishing ethics. Avoid plagiarizing, learn how to manage copyright issues, Creative Commons licenses, and ethical issues related to publishing. Through the Library you have access to Similarity Check for plagiarism checking of scholarly texts.
Publish strategically. The publishing landscape is changing. In many cases, we pay for your article to be published Open Access automatically. We can also advice you on which journal to publish in and how to avoid publishing in predatory journals.
LiU E-Press, LiU’s own publisher, e-publish academic journals, conference proceedings, series and databases. If you want to start a journal with us, we offer professional support. If you are organizing a conference, we can help you publish your proceedings.
Disseminate your research! There are a number of things you can do to increase the visibility of your publications. We can help you to parallel publish in DiVA and to get started with important channels for disseminating research, such as Twitter, ResearchGate and Wikipedia.
Bibliometrics. We deliver bibliometric analyses of LiU departments and divisions on an annual basis. We can help you to understand how bibliometrics can be used in your work, for example when writing a research funding application.
Data management. We can offer support when you are about to write a data management plan and help you publish your research data in DiVA.
Your LiU-card is your library card. With your LiU-ID, you can place reservations and renew your loans online. Through our subscriptions, you have access to a large number of journals, books and databases, available via the web, either directly or through our Unisearch search service.
Our survival guide can help you find material that is freely available online.
Written by Johanna Nählinder, co-ordinator of research support LiUB