Supporting Research

Stack of books, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, by Sandra Reed, 2013

Library Services provides some useful links and information guides to assist research practice, including information on referencing, plagiarism and the compilation of bibliographies.

The UAL website

The Research section provides comprehensive information on all aspects of research at the University including funding, handbooks, databases of staff and student research and events. 

UAL Research Online

UAL Research Online is the open access, online collection of scholarly research produced at University of the Arts London.

You can also discover what publications and other creative outputs have been produced by UAL staff by exploring UAL Research Online. 

Library Services guides

Cite Them Right Online

From August 1 2014 the Cite Them Right Online (CTRO) version of Harvard became the standard referencing style for all UAL taught courses – as endorsed by UAL Learning, Teaching and Enhancement Committee - and replaced The Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing produced by UAL Library Services.

Cite Them Right Online provides searchable examples of citations and references for a wide range of media.  There is also the facility to create sample records that can either be emailed or cut & pasted into a document.

In addition the site contains very clear explanations on what is referencing and why it is important, how to avoid plagiarism, how to set out a citation, how to create references for a bibliography and how to quote, paraphrase and summarise.

CTRO can be accessed via e-library through the Databases A-Z page. A Cite Them Right guide has been produced to help answer any questions.

The Researcher's Guide

Written by Library Services, in conjunction with the University's Research Office, the Researchers Guide provides information on using university libraries, accessing e-Resources, sourcing at other libraries and copyright information.

Scholarly Communications Guide

Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars create, evaluate, and share the results of their research and creative work. Scholarly Communications at UAL helps research staff at the university to broaden the reach and impact of their research, worldwide. For more information please access the Scholarly Communications Guide

Avoiding plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as stealing another person's ideas and using them as though they were your own. It is important to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, as failure to acknowledge the use of another person's ideas in your own work may be considered to be a breach of University of the Arts Disciplinary Code for Students and may also constitute a breach of intellectual property rights