Researcher@Library Blog

What metrics are of value in a grant application?

Grant applications usually require you to provide info about your track record or research record. This info may include: your contribution and significance to the discipline, evidence of international standing or reputation in your field, evidence of your ability to collaborate effectively. Metrics may be able to be used to support your claims in a quantitative way. Our librarians can assist you in creating metric reports. Continue reading “What metrics are of value in a grant application?”


How often is your work mentioned in social media sites?

It’s worth taking a look at Altmetrics for Scopus. The database monitors a selection of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google), blogs, mainstream media (e.g. NY Times, The Guardian, Die Zeit & Le Monde, Scientific American, New Scientist) and reference management programs for mentions of academic papers. Continue reading “How often is your work mentioned in social media sites?”



Publishing Opportunities (Business, Education, Health, Psychology & Psychiatry, Computer Science)

Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities provide journal information and Call for papers including: topic areas, acceptance rates, style and format as well as publication details. Continue reading “Publishing Opportunities (Business, Education, Health, Psychology & Psychiatry, Computer Science)”





Have you heard about 3D Fabrication?

Digital fabrication is a technique whereby a digital 3D object, such a CAD model of a house, is produced as a physical object. There are several methods for digital fabrication such as laser cutting, CNC milling and 3D printing. We focus on 3D printing, particularly in plastics. Continue reading “Have you heard about 3D Fabrication?”


New research impact advisory service

Research Impact Library Advisory Service (RILAS) focuses on providing various research evaluation measures, including metrics, to University of Melbourne researchers to support their research grant applications. Continue reading “New research impact advisory service”


Tell us what you think – Test-drive Databases on Trial

Access the following databases via the E-Resources@ the University of Melbourne blog: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/eresource/ and contribute to the decision making process by leaving your comments on the blog.

ClinicalKey (Australian edition) http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/eresource/2012/09/27/clinicalkey-trial/

Trial is available until 15 November 2012

British Theatre, Music, and Literature : High and Popular Culture (http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/eresource/2012/09/20/19th-century-british-theatre-music-and-literature-trial/)

Trial is available until 16 November 2012


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