Services for Researchers

Goldsmiths Library offers access to many services and collections for Researchers. Our staff can also provide help and advice.

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Copyright and your PhD thesis

See the guide to copyright for PhD students preparing to submit for examination.

Online Research Collections

Research information services

  • DMP Online - research data management planning tool (sign in with 'institutional credentials' to use the Goldsmiths template).
  • IRUS - independent Goldsmiths Research Online statistics (go to the 'Portal' at top right and use your Goldsmiths sign in to access).

Publishers and open access

  • SHERPA/FACT - funders and authors compliance tool, to help you find out which journals comply with RCUK and Wellcome Trust open access publication requirements.
  • SHERPA/ROMEO - publisher copyright policies and self-archiving (check publisher permissions for putting articles in GRO).
  • DOAJ - directory of open access journals.
  • DOAB - directory of open access books.

Copyright and IPR

Recent Library research projects

  • Defiant Objects - project exploring non-standard research outputs in institutional repositories (funded by SHERPA-LEAP).

Research degree student's Library

Specialised post-graduate study spaces

  • 1st Floor Library - on the first floor there is a dedicated individual study room for post-graduates, available when the library is open.  See the opening times.
  • Special Collections & Archives reading room - the Special Collections & Archives reading room is on the ground floor of the Library. All post-graduates are welcome to use the reading room for quiet study on weekdays at times when it is not in use for archive workshops and in the evening and at weekends. See the opening times.
  • Graduate School post-graduate study space - the Graduate School also provides a study space for post-graduates.


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