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Subject Guides

The Subject Guides contain discipline-specific advice and suggestions of the best resources available to you for your learning, teaching and research needs.

Do you need to know which databases to search, which websites to trust or who your Academic Librarian is? Choose your subject for answers to these questions and more.

Subject Guides A- Z
Accounting Global Challenges
Advanced Clinical Practice History
Aerospace Engineering Journalism
Anthropology Law
Art Psychotherapy Life Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Marketing
Business and Management Mathematics
Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering Medicine
Communication and Media Studies MPS
Computer Science Music
Creative Writing Nursing
Criminology Occupational Therapy
Design Physican Associate
Digital Media Physiotherapy
Economics and Finance Politics and International Relations
Education Psychology
Electronic and Electrical Engineering Public Health and Health Promotion
English Social Work
Environmental Engineering Sociology
Environmental Sciences Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing 
Film and Television Studies Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Flood and Coastal Engineering Theatre
Games Design  
Remember, depending on your area of research, you may find it useful to browse other subject areas. We also have a number of general guides to help you find and access information in the Library and beyond.

Data and Statistics: Details of key financial, economic, social, health and business databases accessible through the Library.

Market research: Advice on selecting the correct market research platform and finding information on markets, companies and countries financial data. 

Finding resources: Tips on how to search the Library for information.

Information sources: A quick introduction to the types of research sources that can be used in academic work.

Maps: A look at the types of maps you can use to help when planning a project or work.

Referencing: An introduction to citing and referencing in academic work. Included are quick guides to the main referencing styles used at Brunel; Harvard, IEEE, APA, OSCOLA, MLA, Chicago and Vancouver.

Standards information: A brief look at standards – what they are used for and where to find them.

Systematic reviews: Guide on the early stages of undertaking a systematic review, with additional information on scoping review.

Using the Library: A comprehensive guide to accessing the Library, our resources and services.

Academic Liaison Librarians: Information about how to find and contact your subject academic librarian for support with your research.

LibSmart: Details of workshops and services provided in our academic skills and information literacy programme LibSmart.

Digital Skills: An introduction to the support offered by our Digital Skills Advisors for help with using MS Office packages and using generative AI ethically and effectively.

Archives and Special Collections: Guidance on how to contact and access the archives and special collections available.

Reading List Support Centre: Aimed at academic staff, this guide assists with creating and editing online reading lists.