Academic Liaison Librarians

Every Department is allocated an Academic Liaison Librarian. Their job is to help you locate the best resources for your research, advise you about referencing styles, copyright and how to  stay current in your field of research. 

Use our Librarians By Subject list to find out who your Academic Liaison Librarian is.

Research skills - books & DVDs

We have a selection of books that cover a range of topics from how to conduct a literature review to how to survive your PhD viva. These include titles such as:
- Burton, S. / Surviving your thesis
- Cryer, P. / The research student's guide to success

We also have a collection of DVDs which cover topics such as how to get the best of your PhD supervision, and how to give good presentations. These are also available via out streaming service, so you can click the links below and view them from your own laptops or PCs.

You may also be interested to explore books on Practice as Research.

Use the library catalogue to find these and more.


Apart from the wide range of subject specific databases that are provided for you, those of particular interest to researchers include

  • Proquest Dissertation and Theses : Exeter or Falmouth
  • Economic & Social Data Service (ESDS): for access to datasets : Exeter or Falmouth
  • InCites: a free resource from ISI Web of Knowledge to help you identify the key researchers. Covers science, social science & engineering.
  • InCites Journal Citation Reports (via Web of Knowledge): to help identify those journals with the highest research impact : Exeter
  • Scopus: provides citation analysis of journals, and is strongest in the sciences and social sciences : Exeter


As well providing journals to support your subject interests, we also subscribe to 

where you can find out about jobs and the latest news in H.E.

Special Collections and Archives  

Archives and Special collections are available at Penryn and Falmouth Library. Further Information

Special Collections at the University of Exeter include the University's Archives and Rare Books, Bill Douglas Centre Museum, Fine Art Collection, Records Management Service and affiliation to the Devon & Exeter Institution.Further Information

Inter-site loans

Both Exeter and Falmouth researchers have access to the collections at the Exeter main campus libraries.  We operate an inter-campus service to bring the material to you.

Inter-library loans

If the material that you want isn't available here or at the Exeter main campus libraries, we can obtain it for you via our inter-library loan service.