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Library guide for Researchers/Postgraduates: Key websites

Some useful websites


  • CORE
    UK’s first open access full-text search engine to aid research. It searches the full text of items held in 142 approved academic Open Access repositories.
  • Hydra (University of Hull repository)
    Developed to hold, manage and preserve the growing amount of digital material generated by the research, education and administrative activities of the University.


Research@THEA is an open-access repository that was established in 2017. It was launched as a service for capturing, storing, preserving and showcasing the research output of all the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, whilst also providing a platform for their researchers/academic staff and students to publish and promote their work.

The Research@THEA repository is a free gateway to academic research that can be accessed electronically at Here, you can search the entire collections/research output of all the Institutes of Technology in a single search or alternatively you can opt to search the research from a single Institute using the Institute's individual site.

What Can be Deposited in Research@THEA?

Research@THEA accepts the following scholarly materials:

  • Ph.D., Research/Taught Theses.
  • Research papers.
  • Book/Book chapters, Book reviews.
  • Journal Articles.
  • Technical Reports.
  • Working & Conference papers.
  • Any other scholarly materials.

Elsevier Researcher links

Elsevier produce a number of resources to aid researchers/authors.

Developing a successful career in research and publishing requires a broad skill set so Elsevier have created a new link on, Early Career Resources, especially with the early career researcher in mind. Available for your use is an extensive collection of information, videos, guides, recommended reading and more.

Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure an author's work gets off to the right start. Elsevier's ethics website contains a downloadable toolkit, videos and webcasts covering topics from plagiarism to research misconduct.

Free bite-sized online training webcasts from PublishingConnect have useful tips and tricks on a range of valuable topics, for example: 'How to get published', 'Getting your paper noticed', and "The Impact Factor and Other Bibliometric Indicators".