The content on this website provides you with information and resources across a variety of researcher support topics supported by the University of Melbourne Library.
How to use this website
This website is a repository to help you access important resources when you need them at different stages of your research. Use the sidebar to navigate to the topics you are interested in.
Under each topic you will find links to key resources supported by the University of Melbourne Library. Links to additional resources closely related to each topic are included under the heading Secondary Resources.
Getting Started Videos
Getting Started with Advanced Library Research Videos: highlight the essential orientation material for graduate research students and academic staff who are new to the University of Melbourne. The series consists of eight short videos (2-6 minutes), view the Getting Started with Advanced Library Research Videos.
New Researchers' Guide
New Researchers' Library Guide: highlights Library resources and services for research staff and graduate research students who are new to the University of Melbourne. Access the New Researchers' Library Guide.
List of Advanced Guides
List of Advanced Lib Guides for researchers: detailed information on topics to support your research.
- Researcher@Library Blog: Get the latest updates on researcher support, events and resources. Sign up to the mail list.
- 23 Research Things: showcases a range of digital tools that can support research activities.
Next step: Use the side menu to navigate through the researcher support topics.
Advanced Data Skills
Data skills are an important element of being a researcher. The University provides a network of research support staff, resources and services.
- Digital Stewardship (Research) Team website: a comprehensive resource by the Digital Stewardship (Research) team at Melbourne. The team provides support, services, training, advice and examples of good practice in data stewardship, digital preservation and research data management.
- Research Data Management: services, support and advice including information on storage, ethics, and sensitive data handling (UoM login required).
- Managing Data @Melbourne: online training on the basics of research data management.
- melbourne.figshare.com is the University data repository.
- DMPMelbourne is a platform to help you create a Data Management Plan.
- Open Research Guide provides support on publishing research data.
- Data & Computation: page on the Research Gateway for finding University research services.
- Archives & Special Collections: consists of the East Asian, Print, Maps, Rare Books and Rare Music collections and the University of Melbourne Archives.
- University Digitisation Centre: provides expert advice, training and a range of digitisation services to the University community.
- Digital Preservation: makes the university’s digital assets available into the future.
Advanced Research Skills
The University of Melbourne Library offers a range of support regarding advanced database searching, literature reviews, and specialised search strategies.
- Literature Review Guide: provides an introduction to the Literature Review process and resources to help you get started.
- Systematic Literature Review Guide: provides an introduction to systematic reviews.
Bibliometrics – or numerical values and analysis applied to research outputs such as journal articles – are often used in grant and promotion applications.
- RILAS website: a comprehensive resource provided by the Research Impact Library Advisory Service to better understand and use bibliometrics.
- Research Impact Guide: includes tools and support to assist with measuring research.
- Appropriate Use of Research Metrics website: details the University of Melbourne’s guidelines for appropriate use of metrics for all staff and researchers.
Publishing and Profiles
The University of Melbourne Library offers a range of support to help you disseminate your research. This includes guidance on scholarly publishing, making your research openly available and improving research discoverability through researcher profiles.
- Open Scholarship website: an information hub to support both staff and students in exploring the ways in which they can apply open practices to their research and teaching.
- Open Research Guide: offers practical guidance on how to make your research open – from your study design to your final published research outputs.
- Scholarly Publishing Guide: can help you find and evaluate appropriate publishing outlets for your research.
- Researcher Profiles Guide: can help you to understand the different researcher profiles available and how they can assist in building your online presence and ensuring your research is discoverable.
- Open Access Publishing Agreements: details University agreements that waive or discount open access publishing charges with scholarly publishers.
- Open Scholarship videos: learn more about Open Scholarship through these short introductory videos.
- Minerva Access is the University of Melbourne’s institutional repository.
- melbourne.figshare.com is the University data repository.
The Research Outputs team is here to assist researchers in managing their research outputs for display on Find an Expert and Researcher Dashboard. They can also assist you in uploading your research to our institutional repository, Minerva Access.
- Manage your research outputs: details the services offered by the Research Outputs team and provides links to the key ServiceNow request forms and your Division specific contact person. (UoM login required).
- Principles for Open Access: outlines the University’s commitment and our researchers’. responsibilities for making research outputs open access.
There are many ways that copyright can affect your research. From using third-party copyright material in your thesis or dissertation to evaluating your author agreements with publishers, understanding how copyright plays a role is a valuable skill to have at different stages of your research.
- Copyright & Research website: a comprehensive resource on the intersection of copyright and research at The University of Melbourne.
- IP & Commercialisation website: including information on sponsoring Melbourne research, accessing research material, and exploring licensing opportunities.
- Guides for using copyright: including resources on finding images, journal licensing conditions, locating copyright owners, and more.
- Copyright & Teaching website: a comprehensive resource on the intersection of copyright and teaching at The University of Melbourne.
Re:cite provides a number of resources, tools, and webinars to keep you up to date with citation styles and reference management software.
- Re:cite website: will help you manage your citations and references.
- Re:cite guides and tutorials: includes comprehensive resources to assist you in choosing a citation style, incorporating sources into your writing, and referencing tools available to you.