Skip to main content

Research Services: Introduction

The Glucksman Library's guide to assist researchers with all aspects of the research process from finding information to maximising impact.

Research Support at UL

The Glucksman Library in the University of Limerick supports researchers in many different ways, including via the provision of quality research materials including books, e-journals and databases. In addition, there are a number of librarians that can help support your research including the Research Services Department and the Faculty Librarians.


Research Services Department

  • Provide training and support on bibliometrics including journal impact measures, h-index and altmetrics
  • Provide support on measuring your research impact and tracking your citations
  • Advise on how to increase the visibility of your research and maximise the impact of your research
  • Advise on open access publishing including funding agency policies
  • Advise on author/publisher copyright permissions regarding open access publishing
  • Provide training and support on the use of the University of Limerick Institutional Repository (ULIR)
  • Provide EndNote training and support

5 Ways to Increase the Impact of your Research!

% ways to increase the impact of your research poster

Increase the impact of your research by:
1. Publishing in high impact journals
2. Collaborating with other researchers
3. Ensuring your research is easily identifiable
4. Increasing the visibility of your research outputs
5. Communicating & promoting your research

Getting Published and Maximising Your Research Impact

This recorded lecture examines how to maximise the impact of your  published research and summarises much of the content of this LibGuide.

Contact me

Faculty Librarians

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Pattie Punch  |  Email:

Education & Health Sciences

Liz Dore  |  Email:

Science & Engineering

Mícheál Ó hAodha  |  Email:

Kemmy Business School

Peter Reilly  |  Email:


I would like to thank Michael Ladisch and University College Dublin for their permission to use some contents of their guide: