Make the most of the Library’s LibGuides for researchers

Subject Research Guides

The University of Melbourne Library has a comprehensive collection of Subject Research Guides (LibGuides) available as useful tools for researchers. Whether you’re getting started with reference management, learning your way around software, looking for resources, have questions about the impact of your research, scholarly publishing, Open Access requirements or anything else related to your research – the LibGuides are a great staring point for information.

Explore all of the guides available on the library website, organised by subject, or get started with some of the relevant selection below.

Get started with the following LibGuides

Reference management programs (also known as citation managers or bibliographic management software) provide many useful features that can help you with your research. This guide gives information on these and other programs available and the issues you should consider when selecting a program.

This guide is specifically concerned with the ‘openness’ of research outputs, including journal articles, books and book chapters, reports, theses, conference papers and creative research outputs.

The guide looks at the use of metrics to demonstrate research impact or to compare researchers or research publications – a topic that has been debated much in recent years.

This guide provides suggestions on how to make your research available to the widest possible audience and improve the discoverability of your material.

This guide is designed to support academic researchers to publish strategically and to  disseminate their research to the scholarly community.

Follow these hints and tips to keep up-to-date more effectively and efficiently with the most recently published information in your field.

A guide explaining the search process, from research question to search strategy to results.