Julia Robinson
Liaison Librarian

  • Email: julia.robinson@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0191 208 7641
  • Address: Liaison Team
    Robinson Library
    Newcastle University
    NE2 4HQ

I am a Liaison Librarian for the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Faculty at Newcastle University Library. I have worked in the Liaison Team here since 2007 and in academic libraries since 2002. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I lead teaching and research support services for the students, staff and researchers across two Schools:

  • School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
  • School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

I have particular interests in information literacy, copyright & IPR and literature searching for systematic reviews.

If you have any queries relating to your studies, teaching or research then please get in touch with me or find out more about resources for your subject.


I offer bespoke information literacy sessions across the Schools I support, covering topics such as:

-Designing a search strategy

                -Expanding on your research question to identify keywords and list synonyms/alternatives

                -Combining your search terms (understanding BOOLEAN operators, truncation characters and wildcards)

                -Defining the scope of your search (setting limits on date/geography/language as appropriate)

-Choosing and using databases

                -Understanding the difference between keyword searching and controlled vocabulary searching

                -Identifying appropriate resources and utilising advanced search techniques for systematic literature reviews

                -Citation searching to follow key papers/authors

-Referencing and keeping up-to-date

                -Saving searches within databases to create marked lists and email alerts

                -Downloading search results to EndNote and de-duplicating references

                -Referencing correctly in the required style (and how EndNote can help)

Please contact me directly for advice or to develop a session for your students/research group.