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HDR students: Library overview

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


Welcome to RMIT University, and to the exciting journey you are about to embark on as a Higher Degree by Research student.

The Library offers advice, skills development and resources throughout your research degree.

Literature review

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Help and Support

Support from a librarian

Before conducting your literature search it is recommended that you request a research consultation for assistance with:​

  • accessing library services and resources​
  • developing effective search strategies​
  • database searching and setting up alerts​
  • EndNote​

​Later, during your candidature we can assist with:​

  • managing your research data​
  • publishing in high quality journals​
  • ORCiD and researcher profile​s
  • adding publications to the RMIT Research Repository​

Support from an academic skills advisor

  • facilitation of research writing groups​
  • planning and writing theses, journal articles and conference papers​
  • reading critically, more efficiently, and with a purpose​
  • managing time and setting goals​
  • taking useful notes​
  • improving academic writing style​
  • improving English grammar and speaking skills​
  • brushing up on referencing skills​​

Information search overview

Research skills and training

Managing references

Upcoming Research Spotlights

Altmetric's "Explorer for Researchers"

Suitable for both HASS and STEM disciplines, Altmetric Explorer tracks more than publications. This session will detail how to effectively promote your research outputs through different channels, use repositories and other tools to help build attention, and gain insights into the reach of, and engagement with, your research.

Two representatives from Digital Science, Stephanie Guichard (Regional Sales Manager for Digital Science) and Liz Smee (Digital Science’s Product Solutions Specialist), will show attendees how to use Altmetric data for various research activities including grant applications, impact narrative, CVs and building online profiles.

Wed 24 August 2022, 2:30-3:30 PM

Register for a webinar