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HDR students: Library overview

An introductory guide to Library resources, services and training activities for HDR students.

Library overview

Find books, articles, and more...

Google Scholar search results include resources from our Library's online collections.

Search Google Scholar

Update the Library links setting to RMIT. Search results will then show FindIt @ RMIT access to the resources.

Access information and tips

We explain the access in more detail, give you some tips on how to interpret search results and what to do when there are access issues.

Help and support




The Library offers individual research consultations and enquiry assistance to work with you on your research needs.

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Research Spotlights

The Library hosts a series of webinars across a range of research engagement topics to support the RMIT community.

Visualise Your Thesis

An academic competition that challenges HDR candidates to showcase their research in a visually compelling manner.

Research and writing skills

These modules will assist in developing and extending the skills required in the contemporary research environment.

Three Minute Thesis

An academic competition that challenges HDR candidates to explain their thesis and its significance in just three minutes.

Research Plus

The program offers a huge range of workshops, seminars and short courses to build research knowledge and skills.

Shut Up / Sit Up and Write!

Offered online and as an in-person get-together where you can prioritise writing over everything else. 10am - 12noon.

  • Thursday 4th July - 094.03.005
  • Thursday 1st August - 094.03.010
  • Thursday 5th September - 094.03.010

Resources and training

Literature searching

Research writing

Managing references


Profiles and impact

Research skills training

Peer mentoring

Connect with an HDR peer mentor!
They will help you navigate the challenges of being an HDR candidate, including:

  • discussing your research topic
  • developing your pitch for research papers or conferences
  • managing your relationship with your supervisor
  • meeting milestones, remote study and more.

Find out more about peer mentoring and how to access the Vygo app.

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