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University Library - support for academic staff: Supporting your research

Research Services Team

The University Library's Research Services Team supports researchers at all stages of their career in the use of open access publishing and the implementation of research data management. The team also manages the Hydra digital repository. We have a suite of online support guides to support you:

Open Access

Research Data Management

Publication Impact

Resource Discovery

To access these guides or contact the team, visit our homepage at the link below.

You can also follow us on twitter @HullUni_LibRST

Research Data Management

The University Library's Research Data Management webpages provide an invaluable guide to managing research data effectively.

This includes information regarding different funder requirements, training events, and access to the DMP Online tool for managing your data management plans online.

Hydra - institutional repository

Hydra is the University of Hull's digital repository.  Hydra is used to store a vast number of materials ranging from academic research outputs, teaching and learning resources, and university regulations. 

These include:

  • University of Hull thesis and dissertations
  • Learning materials
  • Datasets
  • Conference papers, abstracts and journal articles
  • University of Hull committee minutes, regulations and reports

To view some materials it is necessary to sign into Hydra using your University User ID and password.

Hydra can also store your own outputs. Talk to us about what would be required by emailing repository@hull.ac.uk.

Staff induction and development

The University Library supports staff induction and can arrange meetings with staff to introduce them to library services and resources.  For further details please contact your Faculty team.


University library staff also contribute to staff development delivery including training session regarding Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Access (OA) publishing.

Hull University Archives (HUA)

HUA is the repository for the university’s own archives and for deposited collections owned or maintained by the university.

Archival collections are a fundamental primary source for research with a historical aspect.

HUA’s collections can also support research within disciplines such as law, politics, theatre and drama, English literature and language, architecture and buildings archaeology, geography and population studies. 

Open Access Publishing

Open Access (OA) publishing is an increasingly important form of research dissemination and is essential for submitting outputs to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.  The University Library has the expertise to advise on the different routes to OA and HEFCE and RCUK policies regarding OA publishing.  The OA Libguide provides online support:

http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/openaccess

In addition, there is a pilot scheme aimed at supporting the uptake of OA publishing by university researchers:

The University of Hull Open Access Publishing Pilot

 

Ordering materials for research

The University Library invests in wide range of resources which support research as well as teaching and learning.  These include subject-specific and multidisciplinary databases, subscriptions to print and electronic journals and individual subject archives.

Academic staff can order materials for research using the research electronic book ordering form (ebrf) which is available on the university portal, under Services and Support - Library Services.

Archives staff can provide advice on finding research resources at Hull History Centre and other archives in the UK - see the Hull History Centre website.

Inter-Library Loans

The Inter-Library Loans service enables you to obtain items that we do not have in our own stock of books, periodicals and electronic resources; most requests are made through the British Library.

Annual quota for requests funded centrally (subject to budget availability):
Undergraduate and Taught postgraduate students – 3 requests
Research postgraduate students – 12 requests
Academic staff – 12 requests

Additional requests are charged based on national tariffs. However, consideration will be given if more requests are required. 

The charges are:
Secure electronic delivery (SED) documents -  £8.50
Photocopies  - £9.50
Loans   -   £13.00