Supporting you through the research process
The University Library offers high quality resources and services that support our researchers and graduate students through the complete research lifecycle. We can help maximise your research outcomes.
Get help locating published research and key information
- Subject research guides - listing key subject and interdisciplinary databases indexing the published research literature.
- Popular bibliographic and citation databases
- Theses and dissertations – a guide to locating Australian and international theses.
- Company and industry information – a guide to our business databases.
- Inter-library Loans (graduate students & staff only) - access to books, journal articles, and other resources which are not available in our libraries.
- Search tools shortcuts to full-text
- UniMelb library ezproxy bookmarklet,
- the LIBX browser extension for FireFox and Chrome browsers
- Google Scholar Library Links
Supporting your grant
- Digital Scholarship is a hub of expertise in digitisation, data management, digital curation, forensics and preservation. The team welcomes collaboration with researchers who are developing proposals with a significant digital scholarship component.
- Open Access – what do the funders require?
- Research Impact Advisory Service for University staff – research librarians can assist with publication citation analysis and other metrics to support grant proposals.
Managing information and data
Get help managing your references and data:
- Managing Data@Melbourne - online training in Research Data Management
- Managing References Guide
- Statistical and Mathematical Software Guide
- Contact the Research Data team.
Publishing and sharing
- Open Access Week (22-26 October 2018)
- Scholarly Publishing – a guide to choosing publishers, journal selection and evaluation tools, Open Access publishing and author profiles.
- Researcher profiles, identifiers and social networks - a guide to maximising your impact
- University Copyright Office - advice, support and resources for University researchers.
- Minerva Access - make your research publications openly available - Deposit in the Institutional Repository
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: This guide will assist you in counting citations, ranking journals, and creating an H-index.
Your Minerva 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: 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: This guide provides suggestions on how to make your research available to the widest possible audience and improve the discoverability of your material.
Altmetrics: a guide to gathering alternate (i.e. not from scholarly sources) 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