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Can’t find what you’re looking for? If you're in the Centre or Reading Room ask a member of staff for advice. We're here to help!
You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0)20 7412 7454.
Frequently asked questions: Read some of our regular queries
Industry guides: Lists of sources pulled together by British Library experts covering 25 key industries from food to fashion.
'Essentials - what you need to know to run a business and where to find it' [pdf 154KB]: An invaluable list compiled by the British Library of websites, publications and databases.
Inventing guide: what you need to know to protect and commercialise your ideas [pdf 154KB]
Takes you through the process of inventing, from the moment of inspiration to developing a product.
How to find market research [pdf 295KB] Shows you how to access market research information in printed form and online at the British Library.
Find out what fashion resources are available at the British Library
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Workshops: Attend a training session to help you get the most out of our collections.
Let us do the hard work for you
Research service: If you're short of time, you can hire our team of experts to do your research for you. They have experience in a wide range of areas, including patent searching and market research.
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