Postdoctoral students can access a wide range of learning resources via our libraries and resource centres. You can also take advantage of a wide range of supporting services and resources to guide your research.
Our web portal my.bham.ac.uk will provide you with a wide range of integrated services including email, access to e-learning systems, library account details and collaborative group spaces for social and study activities. You can access a range of services such as:
- Electronic databases and journals on the e-library
- Online library catalogue of printed collections
- One-to-one information clinics for doctoral researchers to support individual learning needs
- Subject and database guides to help identify useful information sources
- Skills guides to help you get the most out of your research
- A range of library services by telephone or online
There are dedicated computer clusters for doctoral researchers in locations right across campus, as well as computing facilities within libraries, schools and departments. Assistive software is installed in almost all of our computer clusters, as well as in the assistive technology booths within the main library. As a researcher, you can also access the high-performance research computing facility BlueBEAR which, together with the Visualisation Centre, forms part of the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR). Throughout your studies you’ll have free access to email and the internet, and there are two dedicated computing helpdesks which you can contact about general computing issues.
It’s important that you can access our information resources quickly and effectively, and there are a range of services to help you do this, including access to a broad spectrum of electronic databases and journals on the e-library and our online library catalogue of our printed collections. We support your individual learning needs through one-to-one clinics with our subject specialist staff. Subject and database guides help you identify useful information sources, while a series of skills guides support you in getting the most out of your research.