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 Find out 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 Information How to find company, industry and country information in business databases
eBooks Finding and accessing eBooks, through University of Melbourne subscriptions and free websites
EndNote An introduction to reference management with EndNote and EndNote Online
Geospatial (GIS) Resources Where and how to find geospatial map resources and data sources
Options for Managing References An introduction to reference management software and guidance on which one is right for you
Images Find out how and where to find images, though University Melbourne subscriptions and open access


Guides for Advanced Researchers

Guide (opens in a new tab)Description
Altmetrics Information on Altmetrics- what they are, tools to gather them and how to increase your Altmetric score
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
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