Study support

Finding and using resources

Your Information Specialist (Librarian) can show you how to find resources and assess what is quality, relevant information, covering topics such as:

  • finding books and e-books
  • finding journal articles
  • using newspapers and magazines
  • getting to know databases and journals
  • internet searches
  • specialist resources.

See our subject specific library guides for further information.

Students and staff can arrange a meeting with their Information Specialist via zoom or email. 

Supporting teaching and learning

Working in partnership with faculties, schools and programme teams Information specialists:

  • select and organise material for library collections (both physical and electronic)
  • facilitate the use of information management tools
  • support the development of information literacy skills.

 See our Teaching Library Guide for further information.

Our team of Information Specialists and their subject areas

  • Senior Information Specialist
    Plymouth Business School
  • Information Specialist
    Biological & Marine Sciences, Geography, Earth, Environmental Sciences
  • Information Specialist
    Health Professions
  • Senior Information Specialist
    Biomedical Sciences, Dentistry, Diagnostic Radiography, Medicine
  • Information Specialist
    Institute of Education, Law, Criminology and Government
  • Senior Information Specialist
    Engineering, Computing, Mathematics
  • Information Specialist
    Nursing, Midwifery, Psychology
  • Information Specialist
    Art, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Performing Arts
Design Flow Team School of Marine Science and Engineering teaching in classroom


The Information specialists are here to help and support teaching, including:

  • Advice and support on use of library services & collections.
  • Working with students and staff to develop their information literacy.
  • Training sessions in the Leganto Reading List system and EndNote reference management.
  • Advice and support with Open Access Research and Copyright.
  • Managing the library collections, both physical and electronic in collaboration with academic staff.

See our Teaching Library Guide for further information about the services we provide.

Copyright and licensing

All staff, students and researchers at the University of Plymouth need to know about copyright and licensing. 

View our Library Guide on copyright for essential copyright information.

Reading lists

Students and staff can access their reading lists via the DLE or the following link
Staff – Creating and maintaining your reading list
View our Library Guide on reading lists if you are a member of staff and require further help and advice with reading lists.
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