Getting started

Help from your librarian

The Learning and Teaching support team provides training in the use of the University of Stirling electronic resources and an introduction to the Library. All new research students are invited to contact their Academic Liaison Librarian. You can request an appointment or contact us via the Information Centre.

The Library catalogue can be accessed on and off campus. Log into the Portal and follow the link from the homepage to the catalogue.

For the Stirling Campus Library you can pick up a floor plan from the Information Centre in the Library, alternatively you can access online plans here: library floor plan.

Finding general information for your research

Our Research Guides by Subject provide useful starting points for your research, they contain links to electronic resources, recommended print materials, selected websites and appropriate electronic journals.

Getting started with Stirling's electronic resources

To access our electronic resources it is necessary to be logged into the Portal. Then select the A-Z online resources and the resource you wish to use. A subject specific list of databases can be found by using the search boxes at the top of the A-Z list.


Our how to use the library catalogue video and how to use electronic resources video provide more detailed info about using the library’s resources.