Getting Started with Library Research

This orientation material is essential for graduate research students and academic staff who are new to the University of Melbourne.

1. Getting Started with Library Research

This video will highlight library services and support resources available to you. Including:

  • Library homepage
  • New Researcher’s Library guide
  • Book a research consultation

2. Library Services and Spaces

This video will highlight library branches across all University campuses in addition to remote access services and resources available to you. Including:

  • Library Chat
  • Collections
  • Individual and group study spaces
  • Printing, scanning and copying facilities
  • Recording pods

3. Searching for academic literature and research data

This video will provide an overview of searching for academic literature and research data. Including:

  • The difference between a systematic review and a literature review
  • Search tools to help you with your literature or systematic review
  • Subject Research guides
  • Statistics and Data library guide

4. Research Data Management

This video will discuss some of the key considerations around research data management. Including:

  • Introduce you to Managing Data @ Melbourne
  • Why managing your data is important
  • The University of Melbourne and Microsoft One Drive
  • The University of Melbourne and FigShare

5. Library Guides

This video will introduce you to Library Guides.  Includes:

  • What are library guides and where to find them
  • Types of library guides including subject research guides by faculty and discipline area
  • What to expect to see in a library guide

6. Time savers - search tools and apps

This video will showcase tools to help you save time. Including:

  • Lean library
  • LibKey Nomad
  • Endnote Click
  • BrowZine
  • Google Scholar

7. Managing your citations and references

This video will help you think about managing references. If you are starting out as a researcher, or reviewing how you store, manage and organize your references, then this video will point you to some useful resources. Including:

  • Re:Cite
  • Reference Management Software: EndNote, Zotero and Mendelay
  • Ask a Librarian

8. Finding your community and further help resources

This video will point you to some resources that can help you feel more connected. Including resources for:

  • Graduate Researchers
  • Faculty and School Communities
  • Researcher@Library
  • Researcher Connect
  • Publishing and Open Access, Reference Management, Managing Data@Melbourne, Copyright

For more information about these resources please contact the Scholarly Communications Team at libraryresearch-tickets@unimelb.edu.au