Article accepted for publication? Act now! Ready for the REF?

Article accepted for publication? Act now! Ready for the REF?

New Research Services Team


Meet our new Research Support team, based in Western Bank Library.

We provide services and specialist advice to support open research. This includes making research outputs open access, managing research data and keeping you informed of developments in scholarly publishing.

We run seminars and presentations and are keen to talk to research groups or departments about your needs.

Please contact us for further information or drop in to see us.

How to check if the Library subscribes to a journal


You can use StarPlus to check whether we have the journals you want.

Use University Collections to search for journals – if we have a subscription (either online or in print) you’ll see it in the list of results.

  • Click View it for online journals – then follow the relevant link for the year you require; this will give you access to online papers even if you’re off campus (make sure you’re signed into StarPlus)
  • Click Get it to see which printed issues we have in the library

You can also use University Collections to search for books, eBooks and databases such as Web of Science.

Find out more

Did you know?


All published articles must now include information on how the underlying data can be obtained.
You can either cite the dataset directly, or include a short statement:

  • “Data supporting these results may be obtained…”
  • “…by downloading fromhttp://dx.doi.org/10….”
  • “…on request fromgroupname@sheffield.ac.uk ”

Get more details and examples

Share data with our new repository and catalogue, powered by figshare

Contact us

New resources


So far this academic year the Library has spent over £4.5 million on journals, books and other resources to support learning, teaching & research across the University.

Some of our new subscriptions include:

  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
  • The ESDU database
  • Ebook collections from IEEE-Wiley, MIT and IET
  • Journal of Machining Science and Technology
  • Journal of Rheology
  • Methods in Enzymology
  • Pediatrics
  • Science Signaling
  • Springer Protocols
  • Urban Water Journal

Are you new to the faculty or need a refresher?


The liaison librarians are available to meet with you and help you get started with using library resources.

We can show you the key databases available for your subject area and help you with finding material for your research. We can also give advice on putting together your recommended reading for your students.

To make an appointment contact Emily Stock or come along to our workshop. Book your place here.

Are you looking to publish a new open access publication?


Did you know that the University has its own open access publishing house –White Rose University Press?
Run in partnership with the universities of Leeds and York, it offers low cost open access solutions for academic books, journals and newer formats such as data journals and interactive ebooks.  The editorial board, drawn from academics across the three universities, provide a rigorous peer review process to ensure high quality publications.

Ready for the REF?


The new open access requirements from HEFCE came into effect on the 1st of April 2016. It means that from now on all new articles accepted for publication must be submitted to our institutional repository White Rose Research Online no later than 3 months from the date of acceptance to be eligible for submission to the next REF.

Don’t wait for records to appear to MyPublications as you risk being outside the permitted time frame. Act on Acceptance, create a record in MyPublications and upload the Author Accepted Manuscript.

So far the Faculty of Engineering have deposited 1341 items in the last 12 months and had 155,518 downloads!

What to do if we don’t have what you need


If you need a paper from a journal that we don’t subscribe to, you can use ourInterLibrary Request service to obtain a copy from the British Library, OCLC WorldShare or other academic libraries.

Find the online request form via MUSE; My Services; View All Services: Inter Library Loan Requests.

Starting this Summer,  staff will also be able to place InterLibrary Requests directly through StarPlus – so if you use Find it from a subject database and sign into StarPlus you can place requests using the reference information from the database, without needing to fill the form. Equally, if you search ‘Everything’ or ‘Articles and more’ in StarPlus, and expand your results, e.g. “Include results without full text online access” material not held in fulltext will provide an InterLibrary Request option.

If there is a key journal that you think the library should subscribe to, please contact your Librarian, Emily Stock.

You can also recommend a book for the Library.

Data Management Plans


A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a document that describes how you will collect, organise, store, secure, preserve, and where appropriate, share your data. Most research funders, including all the UK Research Councils, require a DMP for each project they fund.

Read more about DMPs.

Start writing a DMP using DMPonline – a web-based tool to help you create personalised plans according to their context or research funder.

See our RDM web pages for research data management guidance.

Preparing your recommended reading


  1. Core reading health check – check StarPlus to see if the books that you are recommending are available in the library. If not, get in touch so we can order library copies in time
  2. A range of resources – we know it’s not always possible to identify a range of core reading but recommending just one textbook can make it difficult for students to access books at key times
  3. Online reading lists – we can provide an online version of your reading list structured in any way you wish and embed it into MOLE. It can include direct links to online papers or ebooks as well as information about books held physically in the library. Please send requests toreadlist@sheffield.ac.uk

If you wish to discuss your recommended reading please contact your liaison librarian Emily Stock.

tELfest and the library


Digital Literacies for Academia, Employability and Active Citizenship
Presented by Vicky Grant,Head of Library Learning Services and Pete Mella (TEL Team)
Tuesday 28 June 11.30 – 1pm

Apps for Dyslexic Students – Tools for Developing Reading and Writing Skills
Presented by Gemma Holtam, Library Assistive Technology Officer
Thursday 30 June 2.30 – 3pm

MendNotero: Are you (and your Students) Using the Right Reference Manager?
Presented by Liam Bullingham, Liaison Librarian and Cat Bazela
Thursday 30 June 3.30 – 4pm

LIBRARY HELP

Contacts

Emily Stock – Liaison Librarian for Engineering
e.stock@sheffield.ac.uk
0114 222 7307
@Eng_Librarian

Librarians’ Blog for Science and Engineering

Research Services Unit

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Contact Open Access:
Email: OAEnquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
Twitter: OpenAccessShef

Contact Research Data Management:
Email: rdm@sheffield.ac.uk

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