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Researchers: Discovering research

Subject Guides

Subject guides are online guides prepared by your Subject Librarian informing you of the best resources available in your subject area. Click here and select relevant subject guide from the drop down list.

Interlibrary loan service


If a book, or journal article, is not available in the DMU library or through one of the databases it may be possible to get a copy through the Inter Library Loan Service. 

Visiting other UK University libraries


This scheme is currently paused due to COVID-19

SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme which allows library users to use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme, The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

For more information use the links on the library webpage.

British Library

There may be a range of information that you want to use that you know is available at the British Library in London.

  • Over 170 million items including many rare, valuable and unique items
  • Look at the website to see what the collection includes
  • Apply online for a free readers pass and reserve items before you visit

Check before you visit to ensure you have proof of address and signature with you- full information available

Finding Theses

Search for Theses written by DMU students by using the library catalogue or DORA.

Search EThOS for Theses written by PhD students at UK universities.  This search engine is provided by the British Library and allows users to search, access and download theses. Register with the site for free access.

Search Dart Europe for downloaded theses from European Universities.

Finding Open Access Research

Online Research networks

Researchers will often also use online research networks to share versions of their published research where copyright permits.  So it is always worth checking these sources as well to see if you can obtain the full-text of the article you need.

The two main sources are research gate and