Research Consultations

Research Consultations provide academic staff and graduate students with an opportunity to discuss their research-specific information needs with library professionals. Consultations are tailored to the needs and skill level of individuals.

Research Consultations can assist you with:

  • effective literature searching on your research topic to maximise the quality and appropriateness of results  
  • advanced and efficient use of specialist databases 
  • keeping up-to-date with the literature in your field (e.g. setting search, table of contents and citation alerts)
  • maximising your research impact
  • building your publishing ‘track record’
  • tracking citations to see ‘who is citing whom?’
  • structuring systematic reviews
  • efficient information management

Research Consultations are by appointment

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (other times by negotiation)     
  • We can visit you on campus

Other related research services:

Book a research consultation

To book a personalised research consultation, please complete the following form and click on Send. Please note during the Easter period requests will not be processed between Friday 18 April and Wednesday 23 April.
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