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I Am A Researcher

Top guides, tutorials, services and resources for you


See also our guide to remote access to UCD Library resources. This has been set up to address the COVID-19 crisis.


Our team is available to support you in your research activities. We offer a number of services to assist you at all stages of the research process.

See our full set of guides and Library services for PhD students, postgraduates and researchers as listed below:

Services and Guides for Researchers

Bibliometrics - Find out about bibliometrics, and how to make your research output more visible

Citations - Learn how to cite correctly and which citation style to use

Copyright - Check our guide explaining what copyright is and how copyright protection applies to a range of materials

Data Management Plans - Follow our Data Management Checklist to help you write a DMP

Digitisation Projects - Read this guide on the process of digitising materials from initial planning to capturing metadata and publishing online

EndNote - Manage your references and get Library support for both EndNote Online and EndNote x7

FAIR Data - See our guide to the guiding principles for making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

Funding Applications - Explore our services which assist with your funding applications

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Visualise your data with maps using GIS - find out how with our guide and get links to spatial data sets

Inter-Library Loans - Obtain items not held in UCD Library’s own collections

The Interview Process - A Guide to Best Practice for Research Projects - A guide for staff and students who are considering recording interviews as part of their research

Irish Social Science Data Archive - Access a wide variety of quantitative data sets in the social sciences

Literature Review - Discover tools and advice for conducting a literature review

Maps - Find out about map collections and services at UCD and explore links to mapping websites

Open Access for Research Impact - Increase the visibility and impact of your research outputs with Open Access

ORCID - Register for an ORCID ID - a persistent digital identifier for researchers

Podcasts - Advice and practical tips on creating your own podcast

Postgraduate Centre - A quality research space available to registered postgraduate students

Publication Strategy - Get advice on disseminating and promoting your research to increase impact

Research Data Management - Follow this guide to help you manage your research data

Research Repository GuideStudy our Library guide explaining everything you need to know about using the Research Repository UCD, including the type of materials to upload, copyright queries, access and impact.

Research Repository UCD - Upload your research publications to the University’s open access repository

Social Media to Promote Research - Get advice on how to use social media tools and networks to promote your research

Software & Tools for Researchers - Check these lists of software and tools for digitisation projects and research data management

Standards & Patents - View our introduction to standards and patents, and using key websites and databases to help you find them

Systematic Reviews - Conduct systematic reviews using the tools and advice in this guide

UCD Digital Library - Search our free online resource for historical materials gathered from various collections and archives. The UCD Digital Library includes drawings, letters, manuscripts, maps, music, paintings, photographs, postcards, posters, recordings, registers and sculptures relating to Ireland’s architecture & buildings, folklore, politics, social life & customs, poetry, religious orders, literature and law & order.

Video and audio recording services - find out about the services we can provide in this area to aid and enhance the research process

Workshops - Attend one of our hands-on workshops or presentations covering topics including Google Tools, Bibliometrics, GIS, EndNote, Research Data Management, Open Access and Digital Tools.