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Library Services & Learning Resources: Research Help

Research help

Library support to help you  find, access, and use scholarly resources.


Subject guides

These are guides designed to help you find information and access materials relevant to your subject. It highlights the key resources for your subject and help with databases, referencing and finding and assessing information. 


How-to guides

These are guides to help the users with step-by-step instructions on how to use the resources and services provided by the library.


Video tutorials 

These are approximately three minutes quick videos to help you learn on how to use the library services and resources. It has short videos on how to find a book, journal, database and article through WorldCat and searching within different databases.


Reading list

The reading list provides you access to the materials recommended by your tutors. These include print/eBooks, articles, chapters & conference papers. It links you directly to the readings in WorldCat and gives you real-time information about the availability of books. The articles can be downloaded using your Library account details. 



Referencing guide

References must be provided whenever you use someone else’s opinions, theories, data or organisation of material. You need to reference information from books, articles, videos, computers, other print or electronic sources, and personal communications.




Provides answers to the frequent questions asked by the library users about the services and resources of the library.



Get quick help!

This service is for registered BUiD students only. The library staff will get back to you within 24 hours.

You can also...

image_ask circulation deskAsk the circulation desk if you are at the library

image_email  Email a Librarian 

           Have a question? Email for any clarifications we will respond within 24 hours.

image_meet a librarian  Meet a Librarian

          Book an appointment for individual assistance. We are happy to help you with find the best resources for your research. 

image_call the library  Phone  

           Call 971 4 279 1471 for quick queries or for any general information about the library. 


Research Help

Subject guides

How-to guides

Video tutorials

Reading list

Referencing help  




Library Services

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Reference services

Article request service (ILL)

Request for individual library session

Group study room

Print, copy, scan services

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Contact Us

The British University in Dubai(BUiD)

PO Box 345015  |  1st & 2nd Floors, Block 11

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)

United Arab Emirates

  +971 4 279 1471