Welcome to Research Matters, a section of Library Matters designed for research students. Research Matters was created by the Academic Liaison Librarians to support you in finding things for your research. You can visit the various sections in any order, and return to them as many times as you like.
To find out who your Academic Liaison Librarian is, head to the A-Z Subject Guides and find the subject area which best aligns with your work. We are keen to support the London Met research community. If you have any feedback on Research Matters, or any ideas for content you would like see here, please get in touch.
Library Services is here to support you across all stages of your doctoral research. We can offer guidance and advice, and point you towards useful resources. Here are some things to ensure that you do or look at throughout your time at London Met, in order to make the most of the support available.
Good luck on your research journey, and remember that the Academic Liaison Librarians are here to help – email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
Use the Library Catalogue to search for books. You can search for e-books only by clicking on the "Look just for e-books" button.
You can browse through the full list of online databases available to you through the Library in our E-resources A-Z list, or visit the A-Z Subject Guides and the Databases for research section of Research Matters for some subject-specific suggestions.
You may also find the following sections of Library Matters helpful:
Referencing (this section includes information about reference management software and links to recordings of referencing workshops)
Advanced searching and tools (this section includes some helpful videos demonstrating advanced search features in some specific databases)
The Academic Liaison Librarians have created some themed resource lists for research students; you can find them here.
For help with searching for and locating information and resources to use in your research, get in touch with the Academic Liaison Librarians (ALLs) at email@example.com. When you contact us, please let us know the area in which you are researching, so that we can match you to the most appropriate ALL.