We can support you in your postgraduate studies by providing access to key resources and offering professional advice in literature searching and information management.

Resources Available

LibrarySearch lets you search across a range of resources and discover items held in our libraries and beyond. Use the drop-down menu on the LibrarySearch home page to make your selection

The Learning Skills Hub has been developed by Learning Developers and Learning & Research Librarians with your needs in mind. Each module offers you the opportunity to develop your skills, assess your understanding and apply your new knowledge for continued development.

Research Space Repository contains research produced by Canterbury Christ Church University researchers, including over 9,000 journal articles, conference papers, videos, PhD theses and more. It provides full-text access where permitted, and full citation details where restrictions apply.

SAGE research methods - available via “Find databases” on LibrarySearch: SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process, including using statistics. 

Help with referencing – access Cite Them Right for help with all referencing styles, and see our guide to RefWorks (link to guide below) for easy ways to save and organise your references.

What do to if the Library doesn't have the resources you need.


We have created some guides to help you in your research:

Open Access

Open access means that published research is free at the point of use – i.e. people should not have to pay a journal subscription to read it. You can find out more about open access by watching this video.

If you have published research and have not yet made it open access you can do this by adding it to Research Space Repository.

Support Available

For help with your research, please contact the Learning & Research Librarian for your subject. For more information about open access or disseminating and promoting your research, please contact Claire Choong (Learning & Research Librarian- Research Lead).

For help adding your research to Research Space Repository, please contact repository@canterbury.ac.uk

Augustine House Library - Canterbury
Drill Hall Library - Medway
Salomons Institute Library - Tunbridge Wells