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Our services: Using the Library: Subject Support

Subject Guides

Subject Guides

Access our Subject Guides to get the most out of the Library and Collections resources for your subject.

Simon Speight

Simon Speight

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Richard Holmes

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Dr Richard Pears


Ben Taylorson

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Colin Theakston

James Bisset

James Bisset

Ask DULib

Contact us through our enhanced virtual enquiry desk, Ask DULib. Search our FAQs, email us, or chat with a librarian. 
Ask DULib is available to all students, staff and users.

Ask DULib, Library Help

Faculty Librarians

Faculty Librarians provide support to staff and students at the University, working to support Durham's strategy for learning, teaching and research. The Faculty Librarians are: 

How can we help students and staff? 

Supporting your learning 

  • We can support you to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills to find quality information sources for your assignments and research projects. 

  • We can offer professional advice on how to best make use of the most appropriate resources available to you. 

  • We provide guidance to help you with citing, referencing and reference management software (such as Endnote). 

Supporting your teaching 

  • We can advise on resources available to support course development and help you ensure content from reading lists are available for your students. 

  • We can arrange subject-specific information literacy sessions for your department, from student inductions through to literature review workshops for dissertations. 

  • We act as the liaison point for all department concerns around library provision. 

Supporting your research 

  • We can provide support and guidance around open access publishing, systematic reviews, publication and citation metrics (bibliometrics) and other areas related to your research activity. 

  • We can offer guidance on subject-specific databases and resources. 

  • We act as the liaison point for identifying new print and digital resources to support new or developing research areas.