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Library Services for Researchers

Library staff are here to provide support and assistance for your research needs. Our aim is to guide you through the relevant resources, helping you develop knowledge in your field and ensuring you keep up-to-date with the academic information available.

Contact your Subject Librarian, for expert advice on research methods and materials in your subject area.

In addition, we provide scheduled training sessions on literature searching and reference management, bookable via Postgraduate Research Student Training

Useful Resources for theses access:

  • Central Lancashire online Knowledge (CLoK) is an online store for the digital intellectual assets of the University of Central Lancashire. It hosts the full-text and bibliographic records of research papers, research data, and theses of UCLan's staff and students.
  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) is a free resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.
  • PQTD Open is also a free resource which provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses.


Useful Links:

CLoK - Research Repository
Distance Learning Service
Postgraduate Research Training
Inter-Library Loans
RefWorks (New)
RefWorks (Legacy)
SCONUL -using other Libraries
EThOS e-theses online
Web of Science
Sage Research Methods