Research and Digital Creativity
As well as traditional resources and study spaces, the library has a lot more to offer: including cutting-edge digital labs available to all our members, and support for postgraduate researchers and academics.
Our Digital labs
We have two labs in the Fairhurst and both are open to all students and staff to use. The easiest way to remember the difference is that the Creativity Lab focuses on software: high-end gaming workstations, with access to Virtual Reality (VR) equipment and other emerging technologies. YorCreate is all about hardware: a maker-space with 3D printers and other tools.
Featuring high-end equipment allowing you the opportunity to play with and learn about emerging technologies through a range of practical workshops, masterclasses and technical support.
An exciting new makerspace and digital crafting area, for students, staff and researchers to experiment with 3D design, scanning and printing and other digital creativity tools.
...a fantastic, inspiring intro to VR! Sam is such a knowledgeable and delightful facilitator/teacher! He turned the whole session into a fun and interesting experience.
York member of staff
Our Research Support
We have a wide range of resources aimed at supporting both postgraduate researchers and academics throughout the lifecycle of your research, from searching the literature and planning your data management to publishing your findings and beyond.
The Open Access team at @UoYLibrary is super helpful! I got lots of insights on open access data today, and I'm now feeling much more confident.
ORCID™ gives researchers and authors a single unique ID which works across the research landscape
Citation Analysis and Bibliometrics
Get information on the the sources, use, and limitations of bibliometrics
Open Access and Open research
Open research practice enables a wide range of audiences to freely discover and engage with our excellent research, makes the research process transparent, and creates new opportunities for outputs and methods to be reused, reproduced and credited. Open Access (OA) is about making research outputs freely available online with reduced restrictions on use and re-use.
As well as the important link below to the York Open Access Fund, we have a whole suite of pages about OA Support. These are in a temporary home while we build new versions on another platform, so bear in mind they'll look a little different when you follow the link below.
York Open Access Fund
Supporting staff and postgraduate researchers at the University to publish their research findings in open access journals and books
New OA Policy
Everything you need to know about the University's Research Publications and Open Access Policy, in effect from 2023
White Rose University Press
Jointly run by the White Rose Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield, White Rose University Press (WRUP) is the University of York's in-house university press. WRUP is a not-for-profit, open access press, publishing open access journals and books across a wide range of disciplines. WRUP welcomes proposals from across the entire academic community, as well as from colleagues in York, Sheffield and Leeds. York-affiliated authors without other sources of funding can also apply to the WRUP waiver fund to cover some or all of their publication costs.
Information that has been generated or collected to validate original research findings constitutes 'Research data'. This can be both digital and analogue, for example paper notes.
We are currently building a new set of guides all about Research Data Management, or RDM: until those are ready you can still access the current guides, here:
Research Data York
The data repository for research undertaken at the University, facilitating data discovery and data sharing.
Recording Datasets in PURE
The University's Research Information System, allowing researchers to record information about their datasets and the public facing portal.
There are dedicated spaces for postgraduate students in the Morrell (LMO/111), and the Fairhurst (PG Lounge on Floor 2).