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Library publishing services

The Library offers several services to help you publish and disseminate your research. We can help you publish reports, journals and conference proceedings. We also support the publishing of digital collections.

Research publications The Library can help you to publish one-off reports in an open access format. See this example from the SAPPHIRE Group in Health Sciences.  If you want to start a new open access journal or conference proceedings, we have our own version of Open Journal Systems (OJS). This is journal management and publishing platform for academic publications. Articles published through this system are free to any reader, and no APCs are charged to authors. 
Please contact Library Research Services for more information: librarians@le.ac.uk



Digital collections Some researchers will be collecting materials as part of a project, and may want to publish them online. The Library supports two platforms to do this:


Omeka.net.This is an easy to use platform for creating websites to d…

Finding University of Leicester & UK Theses

Finding University of Leicester Theses Browse the theses in your Department If you want to look at previous theses within your Department or subject then choose the 'Research Archive' search on the library homepage and search on 'your department theses' e.g.

This will open the Leicester Research Archive - scroll down and you will see the Theses Collection for the Department:

You can then browse the theses:

If you would like to read or download a particular thesis - click on the link and scroll down to the PDF option:

You will then be able to read or download the thesis unless it has an embargo in place, in which case the record will state there is an embargo:


Search by keyword or author Go to the Leicester Research Archive homepage: https://lra.le.ac.uk/
Use the search box in the top right hand corner:

Finding UK Theses Try searching: EThOS - Electronic Theses Online System which is available via the British Library and searches over 400,000 theses. Search by keyword o…

Books for your research

We have a large book collection at Leicester -  print and electronic. But we don't have everything. If you need titles that we don't have, there are three ways to get hold of books:

* Don't forget to check the Library catalogue first *


1.More Books More Books is our scheme where you can request books for the Library to buy. This can be books we don't have, or books you think we need to have more copies of. The service is for in-print titles that are relevant for your research. 
Click on the link, login with your IT username and password, and then fill in as much of the form as you can. It is free to place a request. 
We aim to respond to you within 24 hours. We can't guarantee to buy everything; but we take all suggestions seriously and use them to help plan the collections. 
2.Document Supply Sometimes it may be better to place a document supply request (or 'inter-library loan' at other institutions).  Here we try to get a copy of the book you want from another …

Accessing journal articles

You have a reference for a journal article - how do you check whether we have access to it? Check Library Search Search for the article title in the library search on the library homepage


If the library has access to the article it should be one of the first search results: 
Click on View It
Click on the link next to "Full text available at:" - this will take you to the full text of the article to read or download.
I can't find it via Library Search - what next? Check Google Scholar for an open access version Search for the article on Google Scholar. If there is an open access version available then a link or PDF link will be provided:

Don't forget that you can also link Google Scholar to library resources.
It's not available via the library or Google Scholar - what next?Place a document supply request PGR/PhD students and staff are allowed 25 free document supply requests per year. The library will try and get a copy of the journal article for you from the Brit…