Supporting you with your research
The University of Melbourne Library provides high quality resources, services, and advice to researchers and graduate researchers.
Get help locating published research and key information
- Library guides - curated collections of resources. Get started with Essential Guides, explore discipline-specific resources with Guides by Subject Area. See additional research-focused topics in Guides for Advanced Researchers.
- Popular bibliographic and citation databases
- Theses – locate Australian and international theses.
- Company, industry and country information – a guide to our business databases.
- News and newspapers - access news from Australia and around the world.
- Inter-library Loans - access to books, journal articles, and other resources not available in our libraries.
- Search tools & shortcuts to full-text to save you time.
- Lean Library, Browzine, and LibKey Nomad
- Google Scholar library links
Supporting your grant
- Digital Scholarship is a hub of expertise in digitisation, data management planning, digital curation, forensics and preservation. The team welcomes collaboration with researchers who are developing proposals with a significant digital scholarship component.
- Open research - information and how-to advice on embedding open practices into your research – includes information on complying with funder open access requirements.
- Research Impact Advisory Service (RILAS) for University staff – information to assist you to determine the impact of your publications and other research outputs.
Managing information and data
Get help managing your references and data:
- Managing Data@Melbourne - online training in research data management
- DMPMelbourne - an online tool to help you create a data management plan (DMP)
- Options for managing references - guide
- Statistical and mathematical software -guide
- Digital Scholarship is a hub of expertise in digitisation, data management planning, digital curation, forensics and preservation.
Publishing and sharing
- Scholarly Publishing – a guide to choosing publishers, journal selection and evaluation tools, Open Access publishing and author profiles.
- Open research - information and how-to advice on embedding open practices into your research. Open research aligns with The University of Melbourne’s Principles for Open Access to Research Outputs at Melbourne.
- Researcher profiles, identifiers and social networks - a guide to maximising your impact
- University Copyright Office - advice, support and resources for University researchers.
- Minerva Access (institutional repository) - make your research publications openly available
Do you need to demonstrate the impact and engagement of your research for a grant application or a promotion? Find below links to tools and advice for maximizing, monitoring, measuring, and managing your research impact and engagement:
Research Impact: tools and support to assist with measuring research. Includes self-help guides by Faculty.
Your Elements profile, if linked to Scopus and Web of Science, will provide citation counts and h-indexes from these sources.
Research Impact Library Advisory Service (RILAS): The University Library can assist academic staff to determine the impact of their publications and other research outputs for grant and promotion applications.
Researcher profiles, identifiers and social networks: Maximise your impact: Guide providing tips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher.
Altmetrics: a guide to gathering alternate metrics from online activity such as social media, news media, government policy, and more.
Preserving and archiving
- Get expert advice on research data, digital archiving and preservation by contacting Digital Scholarship.
- The University Digitisation Centre (UDC) provides a range of digitisation services to the University community.
- Read about Digital Preservation - Digital Preservation Project Blog
Resources and guidance on copyright considerations affecting your research and publication
Digital Stewardship Team
Assistance with digital transformation of your research, digital preservation and research data management planning
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Researcher@Library program for graduate researchers and academics
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