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Get ready for your final project with our comprehensive online guide.

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Diagram of open access principles

Join us on the morning of Friday 23 October to be part of a discussion about…

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Part of FUAM Art Prize 2020 winner T'Shah Henry's piece.

Following this year's exhibition, the winner of the 2020 FUAM Graduate Art…

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Skills@Library supports taught students to develop academic skills, through online resources, workshops, 1-to-1 appointments, drop-in sessions and teaching in the curriculum.

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Researcher@Library teams help staff and PhD researchers with open access, research data management, literature searching and increasing citations: online, in person and through workshops and events

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Delve into our outstanding collections of rare books, manuscripts, art and archives and find unique primary research material.

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Research quick start

Your guide to how the Library supports researchers at the University of Leeds.

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