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Research at BUiD 

Referencing help

Learn about citation and referencing. 


Final submission guidelines

Library submission of your thesis / dissertation must be done to attain your Graduation clearance. Students should submit the final version to BSpace which is the online institutional repository of the British University in Dubai.  


Institutional repository (BSpace)

BSpace provides access to the Dissertations, Thesis, Research projects, Faculty publications and archives of BUiD.


Research 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. 

Request for an individual library session

We are happy to help you find the best resources for your research.


Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.


Interlibrary request 

Cannot find full text? We can provide you resources that are not available within our resources via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Request it via WorldCat ‚Äčor email

Get help & support

Inform the library if you require any assistance. 


Publishing your research - Journal suggestion tools

Elsevier® Journal Finder   

Elsevier® Journal Finder uses smart search technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to match your article to Elsevier journals. It helps you find journals that could be best suited for publishing your scientific article.Simply insert your title and abstract and select the appropriate field-of-research for the best results. You can also limit your search  to journals with Open Access options.

Elsevier Scopus

The CiteScore 2018 values are here! CiteScore™ metrics are a comprehensive, current, transparent and free set of metrics that measure serial citation impact over a 3-year period. Login using your Library account.

Wiley Journal Finder

Find the journal that’s right for your research.  Enter your paper's title and abstract, and our matching engine will suggest relevant journals for you to consider, based on your manuscript details.

IEEE Publication Recommender

Find the best match for your scholarly article. Choose a search type and let Publication Recommender do the work!   

  • Search 190+ periodicals and 1800+ conferences
  • Compare critical points such as Impact Factor and Submission-To-Publication Time
  • Get all the key data about IEEE publications at a glance
  • Download the results of your search


Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help!

Springer Nature Journal Suggestor

Search all Springer and BMC journals to find the most suitable journal for your manuscript


Other useful resource


Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis. 

ResearchGate - professional network for scientists and researchers

ResearchGate connects you with other researchers, helps you discover content valuable to your work, and lets you make your own research visible. If you haven't registered yet, start by visiting ResearchGate and Join for free.

Journal quality list - Compiled and edited by Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing

The Journal Quality List is a collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources. It is published primarily to assist academics to target papers at journals of an appropriate standard.


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