Services for researchers
We provide a wide range of resources and services to help you with your research projects.
Beginning your research
Search Library resources for information on your research topic and access training sessions and tutorials to develop your research skills.
Managing your research
Manage your research data and organise your references and documents as you search. Ensure you remain current with new research throughout your project.
Publishing your research
Access tools to help you decide where to publish your research. Seek advice on copyright issues, and help with the thesis process.
Managing and measuring your research impact
Manage your research profile, showcase your research through the RMIT Research Repository and track the impact of your research over time.
PhD Up: Research Skills Workshops for HDR Candidates
Boost your research skills with these workshops specifically for HDR candidates. The following sessions are on offer. Check soon for dates.
Researching your literature review
This 90 minute workshop for new HDR candidates will provide a detailed introduction to the RMIT University Library and its resources, and will help you develop the necessary library research skills to undertake your literature review and ongoing research.
Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley – which reference manager?
This 90 minute workshop for new HDR candidates will help you to identify a reference manager suitable to your research needs. It will introduce the main features as well as the strengths and weaknesses of three popular reference management tools: EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.
Privacy and your thesis
Writing your thesis or about to start? Want to ensure the privacy of both your subjects and yourself? This workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to avoid breaching the privacy of those you write about and of yourself. The results of a privacy breach can be quite damaging and with the know-how gained in this workshop, you will know what to include in your thesis and what to leave out.
Choosing where to publish
Selecting where to publish is an important academic decision. This 90 minute workshop will introduce you to criteria and tools that you can use to help make that decision. We will show you how to find relevant and quality journals, and how to make your research more visible and easily discoverable.
EndNote for your thesis
This 90 minute workshop for new HDR candidates will provide you with an introduction to EndNote and how to establish good reference management habits from the start of your research.
Are you being cited?
This 90 minute workshop for HDR candidates will introduce you to the concept of research impact and to the online services that will enable you to track your own and that of others.
Research data management for the research student
What is Research Data? And how best to manage it? This workshop explores many of the key concepts and practices that graduate students need to understand about this growing field. An increasingly essential part of academic publication, Research Data Management is more than just good housekeeping - it can be a key to completion and future collaboration.
Setting up your researcher profile and identifier
This 90 minute workshop for new HDR candidates will provide you with the information and tools to set up your online researcher profile to ensure correct attribution and higher visibility of your research.
Find out more about the PhD Up! Program
Book a Library research consultation with your Liaison Librarian.
The Library offers individual research consultations to advise and work with you on your research needs.