New ‘Getting Started with Library Research’ Video Resources
Are you a graduate research student or academic new to the University of Melbourne? Are you looking for some introductory material about library research? A new series of 8 short videos to assist with getting started with library research have recently been published on the Researcher@Library webpage. Topics range from ‘Library Services and Spaces’ and ‘Searching for Academic Literature’ through to ‘Research Data Management’ and ‘Time Savers – …Electronic reso...
The future of peer review in a changing landscape (2021 Peer Review Series, part 3 of 3)
To end our series on peer review, we will be looking at some of the changes happening in the peer review space and reflect on what’s in store for the future of peer review. For a refresher, in part 1 we discussed why peer review is important and offered some advice for reviewers, then in part 2 we explored different kinds of peer review and offered advice for authors facing review. This week we’re …peer review, Op...
Peer review processes and advice for authors (2021 Peer Review Series, part 2 of 3)
Welcome to the second installment in our three-part series on peer review. Last week we introduced peer review and shared some perspectives on its importance to scholarly research and what makes a good review. This week, we’re again joined by four lead editors of scholarly journals: Dr Esther Levy, Wiley (Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Materials Technologies) Prof William Locke, Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, UoM (Founding Joint Editor of Policy Reviews in Higher Education) Prof Norie Neumark, Honorary Principal Fellow at …peer review, Op...
Register now to secure your place! Research support workshops upcoming in October
The Researcher@Library team is presenting four fantastic webinars this October. Discover the details below and sign up today! Choosing Where to Publish (HASS) (October) Wednesday 6 October 2021 1pm-2pm Book here Choosing Where to Publish (STEMM) (October) Thursday 14 October 2021 11am-12pm Book here Public Access and Your Thesis (October) Tuesday 26 October 2021 11am-12pm Book here Including Open in your Research (October) Thursday 28 October 2021 1pm-2pm Book here These events are part of the …Events, Researc...
An introduction to peer review and some advice for reviewers (2021 Peer Review Series, part 1 of 3)
Welcome to Peer Review Week 2021! PRW is an annual event that highlights the importance of peer review in the scholarly ecosystem. The theme for PRW 2021 is ‘identity in peer review,’ encouraging us to reflect on the role of identity and diversity in the peer review process. This is our first post in a three-part series on peer review. Across this series we will feature the perspectives of four senior editors of academic journals in …peer review, Op...
The University of Melbourne’s 2021 Visualise Your Thesis Awards – We have our winners!
The University of Melbourne’s Visualise Your Thesis competition is now finished, and we have our winners! The 2021 Visualise Your Thesis Competition encouraged graduate researchers to develop essential digital communication skills to effectively convey their complex research to a general audience. It takes the amazing research of the world’s brightest and best graduate researchers and catapults it into the digital age. This …Visualise Your ...
Book Now for the File Management 101 Webinar on September 14
Using digital technologies effectively has become a mainstream requirement for the modern scholar. But how do you manage a tsunami of file formats, storage systems, metadata standards - not to mention the latest digital tools and cloud services - when all you want to do is focus on your research question? To find out, come along to the File Management 101 …Digital tools, ...
You’re Invited! Join us for the announcement of the 2021 University of Melbourne Visualise Your Thesis competition winners!
Visualise Your Thesis is a competition for University of Melbourne Graduate Researchers to present their research topic in a 60 second video, and this year’s winners are soon to be announced. There have been some fantastic entries this year, and you can watch all of them here. You are invited to join the announcement of the 2021 winners, with first prize going on to compete …Visualise Your ...
Kick Start Your Responsible Research with the Office of Research, Ethics and Integrity (OREI)
OREI provides support and advice so you can manage your research ethically and with integrity. OREI provides guidance and systems to support researchers. It plays a vital role in protecting and strengthening the University’s research reputation by: Managing research processes and systems that ensure we maintain the highest ethical and integrity standards Playing an educative role and assisting researchers with, for example: ethics application …Managing inform...
Register for Researcher Connect Tech-Travaganza – coming September 2021!
Dates: Monday 6th - Friday 10th September, 2021 Format: Online via Zoom, click here for more information and registration Researcher Connect Tech-travaganza is a week-long program of workshops, training and panel discussion events for researchers at all stages. Develop your digital research and data skills to expand your research capability, and explore the facilities and platforms available to you. We start the week with a bang on Monday at 10am, with a panel …Data management...
ERC Library Reopening Soon!
As part of the Student Precinct project, the ERC Library will be opening soon after extensive redevelopment. The refurbished library features the print book collection, study spaces, project rooms, chill-out pods, and much more. This is the second building to be completed (the 1888 Building was completed in late 2020) as part of the Student Precinct project, which encompasses seven new or refurbished buildings and reinvigorated …Libraries, Rese...
Upcoming Reference Management Support Sessions
Want to learn about Reference Management resources? Need to brush up on your skills? The University of Melbourne Library supports the use of the EndNote and Zotero reference management programs. To learn more about which may be right for you, check out the options for managing references guide, and then attend the upcoming RefMan webinars for University of Melbourne staff and students: Endnote for Beginners (Webinar) Monday 16th August …Reference Manag...
Upcoming Visualise Your Thesis 2021 Drop-In Session
Join the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) 2021 team for an online drop-in session next Tuesday the 3rd of August from 2pm-3pm. If you are an entrant, come along to chat to the VYT team and get all your burning competition, technical, design, and copyright questions answered. Let us know you are coming by securing your place here. We look forward to answering your queries. For those of …Visualise Your ...
Book now for upcoming August Researcher@Library Webinars
The Researcher@Library team is presenting two fantastic webinars this August. Discover the details below and sign up today! Public Access and Your Thesis (August) Tuesday 17th August 2021, 1pm-2pm Get an overview of everything you need to know to prepare a PhD or Masters by Research thesis for the University's Open Access Repository. Learning Outcomes An overview of University of Melbourne policy governing public access to graduate research theses. An overview …webinar, Digita...
Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Information Session 2021
Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) is a competition for graduate researchers from all disciplines and at any stage of their candidature. Entrants are challenged to create a 60-second digital explainer to communicate your research to a non-specialist audience. Coming up next week, Tuesday 20 July from 11am-12pm is our online information session with the VYT team and special guest. The guest speaker will be Rose Macaulay, a PhD …Competition, Vi...
UoM Visualise Your Thesis is back for 2021, register today!
The 2021 Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition for UoM graduate researchers is now open. This competition challenges graduate researchers from all disciplines and stages in candidature to create a 60-second “audio-visual elevator pitch” that explains their research to non-specialist audiences. Visualise Your Thesis gives graduate researchers the opportunity to showcase their research to broad audiences, build effective communication and design skills, represent the University in …Competition, Vi...
Free digital skills training opportunities for staff and students
The Digital Skills Training team aims to offer high quality training, accessible to all and to build communities of researchers with similar skill development needs. Visit the Researcher Connect site within the Research Gateway to access the latest free training opportunities for staff and students: https://gateway.research.unimelb.edu.au/events/researcher-connect#digital-skills-training Here is a taste of what's on offer (new sessions being added regularly): Introduction to Python - for researchers Introduction to NVivo Introduction to R Advanced R R/RStudio Drop-in Session Intro to LaTeX: Report your …digital skills,...
Sign up today for the Getting Started with Library Research Webinar – Now on 14 July 2021
Get an overview of key resources and services at the University Library for your research. Getting Started with Library Research – Webinar Wednesday 14 July 2021 11am-12pm This orientation session is essential for graduate research students and academic staff who are new to the University of Melbourne. This session covers three key topics: Library Services applicable to the first year of PhD candidature The Top …research, Events
New Library FAQs webpage
Whether you need help with borrowing, fines, referencing, or want to know the ins-and-outs of our library spaces, our new Library FAQs page is a great resource for all things library. The page gives you the opportunity to find answers, without needing to speak directly with a library staff member. We have not created an FAQ for all questions, just the …Libraries
UOM Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)
Think you can condense an 80,000 word thesis down to three minutes? Would you like to be in the running for a $4000 cash grant? Answer yes to both these questions and you should then be entering the University of Melbourne's Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). The 3MT is a professional and highly engaging international competition that challenges PhD candidates to present their …Competition, Re...
Book now for upcoming June Researcher@Library webinars
Getting started with library research – monthly library orientation sessions for your new GR candidates Multiple dates – next session on Wednesday 2 June 2021, 11am – 12pm This workshop is a must for all new graduate research candidates and ECRs new to the University of Melbourne. Sessions are offered monthly throughout the year, currently in an online format. The interactive workshops provide an …Libraries, Rese...
Session added! Sign up today for the Including Open in Your Research Webinar – Now on 20 May 2021
It is never too early to start thinking about open research. Suitable for GRs to established researchers, and anyone in between. Including Open in Your Research – Webinar 20 May 2021 1pm – 2pm This session is an introduction to Open Research which takes researchers through the what, why, and how of making your research more open. It covers: The context, definitions, and types …open research, ...
Register now to secure your place! Research support workshops upcoming in May
Including Open in Your Research - Webinar 4 May 2021 1pm - 2pm This session is an introduction to Open Research which takes researchers through the what, why, and how of making your research more open. Book your place. Register here: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/7j6i Getting started with library research – monthly library orientation sessions for your new GR candidates Multiple dates - next session on Wednesday 5 May …Libraries, Even...
Researcher Connect 2021 – Event recap, recordings and resources
Researcher Connect 2021 ran as a one-day online event Friday 23 April 2021. The event showcased key research services focused on the strategic portfolios of research capability, research impact, research collaboration, and research infrastructure available at the University of Melbourne. Discussion was led by University leaders including the Acting DVC-R, Research Managers, Faculty Academics and Research Support Staff. It was fantastic to see excellent attendance and an engaging Q & A discussion across all …Researching
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Training, resources and services supporting you through the research process from expert searching to publication, measuring your impact + more.Book now
- Managing Data @ Melbourne
Complete six short modules on good data management & to draft your Data Management Plan. Self-paced learning online via LMS Canvas for Unimelb users.Enrol Now
For training, resources & services to help you manage your citations & references, including reference managers (Zotero, Endnote, Mendeley & more).Explore
- Researcher Connect
Explore webinar recordings & resources on digital tools, research strategies & support services to enhance your research.Explore
- Grad Space (LMS)
For all graduate researchers currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne. Explore workshop and training in your Calendar, and find links to key research support services.Visit now
- Thesis Writers’ Community (LMS)
Develop your writing skills from the outset to final submission alongside other thesis writers at the University. Facilitated by Academic Skills and offering online resources that you can use and interact with at different stages in your thesis writing.Join now
- Graduate Researcher Network
Hosted by the Gradate Student Association (GSA) the Graduate Researcher Network is a program designed to help graduate researchers succeed in their candidature while building new friendships and connections across disciplines.Join now
- Counselling & Psychological Services
For free, confidential, short-term professional counselling, as well as free workshops on a range of personal development, mental health and well-being topics each semester.Book now
- Research Gateway
Have a research question and not sure where to start? Get one-on-one support via online chat, a dedicated Research Helpline (+61 3 834 40999) or use this Directory of University research services and resources.Chat now
- Ask a Librarian
Get immediate help during Library opening hours with accessing collections, citing and referencing, search strategies, and more.Chat now