Getting started with library research

Build your skills in expert searching, research management and other library research practices – the University's librarians are here to support your research. A Researcher Connect Event

This Researcher@Library orientation session is essential for graduate and academic staff researchers new to the University of Melbourne. Get an overview of resources at the University Library and how best to find and use them effectively. The session highlights things to consider sooner rather than later in your candidature, including copyright considerations, reference management and data management plans. This interactive webinar will show you how to book personalised research consultations and locate specialist databases in your subject area, plus tips on how to structure successful search strategies using major citation databases.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Have a clear overview of where and how to find library resources relevant to your research.
  • Understand the basics of database searching (Boolean searching, keywords) and key features of major citation databases (Web of Science, Scopus).
  • Be aware of research-related tools and requirements for your Graduate Research candidature including ORCiD, data management planning, reference management software, copyright.

Presenters: Julie Cohen and Nathan Parry