Library Guides

Online guides to the research resources and tools of the University of Melbourne Library



General Guides

Guide (opens in a new tab)Description
Academic Skills Where to go to get help with academic writing, critical reading and exams
Advanced Google Searching Information and tips on how to use Google’s advanced search features, including suggestions for alternative search engines
Aerial Photography Resources How to find aerial photography resources for Melbourne and Victoria
Australian Government DocumentsLearn how to find and access Australian Government Documents online
Careers and Jobs Resources to assist University of Melbourne students with career planning and job hunting
Company, Industry and Country InformationHow to find company, industry and country information in business databases
DiscoveryLearn how to use the library search tool, Discovery
eBooksFinding and accessing eBooks, through University of Melbourne subscriptions and free websites
Finding Journal ArticlesInterpreting citations, finding peer-reviewed journal articles and locating relevant guides to assist in locating journal articles
Geospatial (GIS) Resources Where and how to find geospatial map resources and data sources
How to prepare an annotated bibliographyThis guide explains the purpose of an annotated bibliography and describes the process of creating one
Images Find out how and where to find images, though University Melbourne subscriptions and open access
LaTeX and BibTeXAdvice on the various methods of reference management within LaTeX documents
Map Resources of VictoriaA guide to Victorian spatial map resources
Maps: Cartographic CitationA guide to citing maps and other cartographic materials
News and NewspapersDiscover Australian and international news and newspaper resources
Options for Managing ReferencesAn introduction to reference management software and guidance on which one is right for you
Statistical and Mathematical SoftwareInformation on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.
Statistics and DataA guide to Australian and international statistics and data
Staying Current: keeping up-to-dateKeep up-to-date with new research in your area with journal and book alerts, RSS Feeds, TOC Alerts and Conference Alerts
Theses
Find out how to locate and access Australian and international theses
Using ArchivesInformation on archival and primary source research, and how to access the University of Melbourne Archives
Using MicroformsA guide to accessing and using the microform collection at the University of Melbourne Library



Guides for Advanced Researchers

Guide (opens in a new tab)Description
New Researchers' Library GuideInformation on Library resources and services for research staff and graduate research students who are new to the University of Melbourne
AltmetricsInformation on Altmetrics- what they are, tools to gather them and how to increase your Altmetric score
Biomedical Research TranslationA guide to assist researchers conducting research to industry translation of their work
Dimensions Information on Dimensions, a data dashboard to support your research case
Open ResearchInformation and how-to advice on embedding open practices into your research
Research Impact Tools and support to assist with measuring research impact
Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Social Networks: Maximise your ImpactTips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher
Scholarly PublishingInformation and tips on publishing your research strategically
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)Resources about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to support the discovery of relevant literature and information
Staying Current: Keeping up-to-dateKeep up-to-date with new research in your area with journal and book alerts, RSS Feeds, TOC Alerts and Conference Alerts
Strategic Publishing in STEMMInformation to guide STEMM researchers through the process of choosing a journal in which to publish
Systematic ReviewsAn introduction to systematic reviews, with examples from health sciences and medicine