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.
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.