Researcher@Library Blog

EndNote Webinars

Can’t make it to the Library for EndNote classes? Sign up for one of our webinars, and get to know EndNote from your home or office.

The Library is running a series of EndNote webinars for both Windows and Mac users. The webinars will demonstrate the basics of Endnote X7: navigating the program interface; setting up Groups; exporting records from databases (such as Web of Science and Discovery); attaching full-text articles and working with Microsoft Word to insert citations and produce a bibliography.
To join the webinar, you will need a computer with audio (either speakers or headphones) and Internet access (preferably broadband) and a web browser. The webinar URL will be sent to participants’ University email accounts 24-hours before the session.

  • EndNote (Windows) Beginners, Monday 7 November 2016, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Book here.
  • EndNote (Mac) Beginners, Thursday 10 November 2016, 10:00am-11:30am. Book here.
  • EndNote (Windows) Advanced, Wednesday 16 November 2016, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Book here.
  • EndNote (Mac) Advanced, Wednesday 30 November 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm. Book here.

Grad Research Festival 2016

Thursday 24 November 2016, 9:30AM – 5:00PM

Hosted by Melbourne CSHE, the Grad Research Festival 2016 is a unique opportunity for all graduate researchers to engage, learn from, teach and network with each other and the rest of the University.

Part conference, part festival, the program for the day includes sessions on a wide range of topics from research to professional development and transferable skills to engagement.

Researcher@Library is participating and will be offering sessions along with graduate researchers, Melbourne Careers, ResBaz, Academic Skills, GSA and Melbourne CSHE.

More information and registration here.

Lunchtime talks at the new Digital Studio, Arts West



Lunchtime talks to run on Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm in the Digital Studio in Arts West on Level 2. The program is a collaboration between Faculty of Arts, the University Library, SCIP, and RezBaz.

26 October 2016

“Puzzles and puzzle makers: arrangement and description in the Greer Archive”

Pre-empting the opening of the archive to researchers on 27 March 2017, Dr Rachel Buchanan (Curator, Germaine Greer Archive) discusses politics and ethics around archival decision-making for this important collection (paper, audio and born digital).

02 November 2016

“In his own hand: marginalia and annotations in the Nicholas O’Donnell Collection, Newman College”

Dr Julia S. Kuehns (Arts Liaison Librarian) & Meredith McCullough (Research Platforms) introduce their pilot project that aims to facilitate meta-engagement with O’Donnell’s collection using Omeka (, an open source platform designed to share collections and create online exhibitions.

09 November 2016

“William Henry Fox Talbot: archives, photography and knowledge”

Join Dr Katrina Dean (University Archivist) in conversation with Dr Mirjam Brusius (Humboldt University, Dyason, International Visiting Research Fellow) as they raise questions regarding research with archives, challenging disciplinary narratives, and how the history of technology can inform our thinking about the digital humanities.


… Watch this space for upcoming talks on digitising your research; visualising your data; whether to ResearchGate or not to ResearchGate; data preservation and forensics; primary sources in the library online collections; and more on archives and exhibitions…

*Directions for the Digital Studio. Take the West Wing Lift on the ground floor of Arts West to the 3rd floor.  Access to Level 2 (where the talks will be held) will be arranged on the day.

Access the Digital Studio website here.

ShareLaTeX: University of Melbourne Licence

The University of Melbourne now has an institutional licence for ShareLaTeX. Register here using your unimelb email address. You will automatically be invited to join the University of Melbourne Licence – premium access.

ShareLaTeX is an easy to use, online, collaborative LaTeX editor. LaTeX is a document preparation system used widely in a variety of disciplines including mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, economics and political science.

By using ShareLaTeX you access the same LaTeX set-up wherever you are working, and it makes collaborations easy because version control issues and package conflicts are mostly eliminated. BibTeX can be used to automatically generate & format a bibliography in a LaTeX document.

If you’re new to LaTeX, take a look at ShareLaTeX Help Guides and Templates.


NVivo, SPSS & Excel Workshops

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) are running a number of short courses for University of Melbourne researchers in October and November.

  • NVivo Pro Short course: Introduction. 11 October 2017, 1pm ($)
  • NVivo Pro Short course: Advanced. 25 October 2017, 3pm ($)
  • Introduction to SPSS.  4 October 2017, 2pm & 15 November 2017, 5pm (free)
  • Taming your date with Excel. 18 November 2017, 2pm ($)

Please consult GSA’s listing of workshops for more information here.


Team Research and the Research Data Lifecycle

Last Friday as part of International Research Administrators Day I attended an event that brought together staff supporting research across the university. It was great to catch up with staff from across the university and some really good outcomes came out of the event.

courtesy of NCURA
Research Administrator Day card courtesy of NCURA

As part of an information sharing session, I gave the following slightly tongue-in-cheek presentation on the contribution of Academic Services and the Library to the research enterprise.

Continue reading “Team Research and the Research Data Lifecycle”

Visualise My Thesis ePoster competition winners

As part of Researcher@Library Week the Visualise My Thesis competition gave University of Melbourne graduate research students an opportunity to take the ‘classic conference poster’ to the next level by encapsulating their theses into short, 60 second, eye-catching digital displays.


Simon Clews, Director of the Melbourne Engagement Lab, was the competition judge and we are delighted to announce the winners:

1st Prize
Emilie Walsh: ‘Imagination of Adventure in Today’s Art’.  (VCA & MCM, School of Art)

2nd Prize
Jackson McCaffrey: ‘Development of the Rowley Shoals Reefs’. (Science, School of Earth Sciences)

3rd Prize
Rachel Kennedy: ‘Weak feet and walking, it’s in the shoes’ .(MDHS, School of Health Sciences)

Viewers’ Choice
Emilie Walsh: ‘Imagination of Adventure in Today’s Art’.  (VCA & MCM, School of Art)

Special mentions:

  • Emanuel Rodriguez: ‘The Negativity of Memory’. (VCA & MCM, School of Art)
  • Sam Skinner: ‘Pushing S#!T – Effluent to Affluent’. (School of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
  • Eric Höfgen: ‘Squeezing the Last Drop Out!’.  (School of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
  • Ross Wylie: ‘Polyelectrolytes for Li-O2 Batteries: Synthetic Chemistry and the next Generation Lithium Battery’. (School of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

You can see all the entries on the Researcher@Library website here.

Research database trials

The University Library currently has trial access to a range of research databases: Colonial America; Eighteenth-century Drama; History of Mass Tourism; World’s Fair; The Cecil Papers; Global Regulation; IUPAC Standards; Birkhäuser Building Types Online; Treasury of Linguistic Maps Online; CAB Direct.

Full details and access for each database trial can be found here, where you can also leave comments and make recommendations.

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