Ordering electronic resources - for staff

This form is for academic staff only. Taught and research students should either speak to relevant academic staff members or use MoreBooks@Bham to request individual books.

We are continuing to review recommendations for new resources but please note that, as a result of the financial situation resulting from the impact of Covid-19, funds available for the purchase of new information resources will be limited.  Whilst access to physical collections is uncertain only electronic resources will be considered for purchase. Working with Heads of School or Library Committee, Library Services will prioritise requests that support the new Resilience Framework for Education 2020/21. The final authorisation for purchase is by the Library Services Executive Group.

To request a new electronic resource, for example ejournals; ebook collections; multimedia resources; databases and primary source archives etc, please complete the form below. Please note requests for individual ebook titles for teaching purposes should be done via adding the item to the Resource List for that module and ‘Requesting a review’ of that list via the Resource Lists system.  Details on how to add items to a Resource Lists and how to ‘request a review’ can be found on the How to Use Resource Lists Canvas course. Requests for ebook titles for research purposes should be requested via your School/Department Academic Library Representative.

If you believe we should already have access to a journal or resource but are having a problem with access please contact us.

  • Please submit a brief case in support of purchase:
    For example: unique content and/or long-term relevance to research or teaching; indicators of quality such as impact factors, indexing etc.; named new staff arrivals needing this resource; new taught course/research grant details; if an e-text please list modules where this is an essential text.

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