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 continue to receive recommendations for new information resources via the form below, but please note that funds available for their purchase are limited due to the additional investment that the Library has made thus far in support of the bimodal delivery of resources. 

We are prioritising requests that support the Resilience Framework for Education 2020/21 and do not expect to be able to purchase any new subscription items or one-off cost eResources unless they meet that criteria.  To that end we will not be running new database trials this year.  If you would like to register the need for a new resource then you can still log the request below and we shall review those requests if and when funds become available.

Please note, whilst access to physical collections is uncertain only electronic resources will be considered for purchase.

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.

  • 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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