Book a FASS Research Library Research Appointment

Need help finding literature for your assignment or dissertation? Struggling to find relevant and credible literature?

with Paul Newnham or Caroline Gibson, the Faculty Librarians for Arts and Humanities.

In a one to one appointment we can:

  • Review what you have already done to find literature for your assignment or thesis, and suggest alternative approaches
  • Explore Library resources to identify the most relevant for your needs
  • Look at a range of advanced database features to help you find the most relevant literature

Appointments are open to students of all levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Research. Feel free to book if you are a member of staff too!

When booking a Library Research Appointment, please provide some information about:

  • The assignment, topic or research you are working on
  • Any particular aspects of finding literature that you would like help with

If you can't make any of the available times, please email Paul and Caroline via to arrange an alternative time that suits you. Appointments are available online or in-person depending on availability.

Research Appointments can last up to a maximum of fifty minutes. Bookings must be made with at least 24 hours notice. Library staff reserve the right to cancel or reschedule an appointment once a booking has been made.

Research Appointments are focused on the search and exploration aspects of literature searching. For opportunities to develop your academic writing and wider academic skills see FASS Learning Development.