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Academic Support

Knowing where to start researching or teaching with archives and special collections can be daunting, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the breadth and depth of our collections. You may be a student looking for a dissertation topic, a family or local historian, or an academic curious to know if and how our collections can support your research and teaching.

What services do we offer?

Teaching Support

How our collections could enrich your teaching and inspire students to explore archives and special collections for themselves.
Students are looking at documents in the archives and special collections area within the Barker Research Library

Research Support

How we can help you define a dissertation topic, find relevant resources, and support your grant applications or public engagement activities.
Students and researchers working with archives and special collections in the Search Room in the Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library

Information for Academic Staff

Information about further support available from our Faculty Librarians.
Academic assisting a group of people

If you are a school teacher wishing to arrange a school visit, please visit our learning pages.