Support for researchers - overview

Welcome to the research support section of the Library website!  The Library can help you throughout your research projects. 

In addition to the research-specific links below, don't forget to take a look around the rest of the Library website for further services and facilities we offer.


For everyone

These areas are useful to both academic and research staff, as well as students. 

Searching for informationSearching for information

Grey literatureFinding grey literature

Reference management toolsReference management tools

Keeping to to dateKeeping up with new research


For students 

These areas are just for students, including both post and under graduates.

Help for studentsHelp for students

PhD thesesPast dissertations and PhD theses 


For academic and research staff and PhD students 

These are specialist topic areas, which are relevant to all academic and research staff, along with many PhD students.

Open accessOpen access - including APC funding

Research Data ManagementResearch Data Management 

Pure and the Portsmouth Research PortalPure and the Research Portal

SciValSciVal database 

BibliometricsJournal and author bibliometrics

AltmetricsAltmetrics - news and social media

OrcidsORCIDs - ID numbers for academics

Publication strategyPublication strategy - where to publish

Predatory journalsPredatory journals - just avoid them!

DOI and ISBNCreating ISBNs and DOIs


Further help 

Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you need advice or have any further questions. You may also like to come along to a workshop or training event, which run throughout the year.

Contact the University of Portsmouth LibraryContact details 

Training and workshopsWorkshops and training


TwitterYou may also like to follow us on Twitter - @UoPResearchTeam. Or read Emily's (Research Outputs Manager) latest blog posts and Gary's (Research Data Officer) latest blog posts.


Other useful websites 

Research and Innovation Services (information for staff about funding, writing proposals and impact)



The Portsmouth Research Portal is the public database of research produced by the University, which draws data from Pure

Graduate school (help and support for post-graduate students)



Copyright record of images used on this page.


Who can help me with my research?

The Research Outputs Team 

Your Faculty Librarian 

Plus the Library provides a 24/7 general enquiry service. 

Help for studentsOur contact details page.