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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.
Starting your literature review
This guide is designed to offer guidance for completing a literature review, and will link you to resources, techniques, and approaches to conducting your literature search and writing a literature review.
Request Research Advice
The Library offers individual research consultations and enquiry assistance to work with you on your research needs.
Ask the Library
The Library's chat service available 7 days a week.
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
Later, during your candidature we can assist with:
- managing your research data
- publishing in high quality journals
- ORCiD and researcher profiles
- 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
Lists Library holdings from different sources; such as: books, journal articles, newspapers, streaming videos and so forth.
Includes journal articles, conference papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports.
Collections of e-journals, e-books, newspapers, videos, images and other material.
Showcase the variety of resources you can access in the Library and online.
Research skills and training
Topics include: Theses, Publishing, Research Data Management, Research Impact, Researcher Profiles and ORCID iDs, Staying current with your research, Systematic Reviews.
Workshops and presentations
The Library offers free workshops to research candidates under the PhD Up program. In addition, there is a Research Spotlight series with sessions presented by librarians and guest speakers.
Research skills for HDR candidates
Online modules covering a range of topics, including: Researching your literature review, Setting up your researcher profile, Choosing where to publish and Are you being cited?
Graduate Researcher KnowHow
This website gives helpful information to assist the research student on their journey. It covers the requisite skills needed to create and publish your research.
Reference Managers - EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley
This guide provides an introduction to three common Reference Managers - EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley. It also provides a comparison guide and instructions to help get you started.
Easy Cite provides information and examples on a variety of referencing styles used at RMIT.
Make a request for material not held at RMIT University Library.
Contact the Library if ever in doubt over material you are using.
Upcoming Research Spotlights
Publishing and promoting research data in humanities and social sciences
This session covers the research data management issues connected with research in the humanities and social sciences.
Thursday 7 October 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm
Register for the webinar