Researcher@Library Blog

Library tours for new students

The Library has organised orientation tours for new students at the Baillieu and Giblin Eunson Libraries. Meet some of the library team and discover the resources, facilities and services that will support your study and research.

Baillieu Library
Tuesday 5th August  11.00am
Thursday 7th August 3.00pm
Friday 8th August 11.00am
Please meet in the foyer (ground floor) of the Baillieu Library.  No bookings required.

Giblin Eunson Library
Daily 11am and 2pm. Meet in the library foyer.


Find a home for your journal article

The Library subscribes to a number of journal directories that can help you to identify suitable publishers and journals for your latest research articles.


Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities

  • Journal information & Calls-for-Papers info presented in a table format
  • For each listed journal: topic areas, acceptance rates, publication guidelines, contact info.
  • Subject coverage:
    • Business: Accounting; Economics & Finance; Management; Marketing
    • Education:  Educational Curriculum & Methods ; Educational Psychology & Administration ; Educational Technology of Library Science
    • Health:  Nursing ; Health Administration
    • Psychology:  Psychology and Psychiatry
    • Computer Science:  Computer Science & Business Information Systems


PubsHub Journals & Congresses

  • Submission criteria for nearly 6,000 medical peer-reviewed biomedical journals & congresses.
  • Table format for quick evaluation, comparison and analysis of submission and placement criteria.
  • Journal information includes: impact factor, circulation, rejection rates, time to acceptance.
  • Congress information includes: frequency, attendees, association involved, next abstract due-date.


Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory 

  • Covers all disciplines.
  • Publisher information for 300,000+ periodicals  (80,000 publishers from 200 countries).
  • Provides ISSN, subscription rates, publisher name, title, editor, electronic availability and subject category information.
  • Updated weekly.
  • Useful for checking whether a journal title is refereed (peer-reviewed).

GSA & ITS Research present: Research Tools Speed Dating

ITS Research Services   Do you ever feel like the right research tool is out there, but you haven’t met it yet?   Are you just not sure where to start looking?

Come along and meet a selection of the digital tools the university offers to its researchers. You’ll receive a quick introduction to each research tool as well as the opportunity to sign up for further training and support. This event is open to all PhD researchers, whether you’re at the beginning or end of your research. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, August 13th
10:00am – 12:00pm
Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building
Registrations: Free to attend.
Just register at:

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Warm up to Wikipedia!


The logo of Wikipedia.
  The logo of Wikipedia, a globe featuring glyphs from several writing systems, most of them meaning the letter w, such as the Arabic ‘Wo’

Come along and learn the whys, wherefores and joys of Wikipedia editing over two hand-on sessions. There will be opportunities to discuss using Wikipedia to engage with the community (including using Wikipedia edits as an altmetric) while also navigating some of the pitfalls. Computers will be available, or bring your own laptop.

Note there are two parts to this workshop:

Part 1: Thursday 31 July, 10.00-12.00
Part 2: Thursday 7 August, 10.00-12.00.

Bookings essential:

Enquiries: Caitlin Stone. phone: 90353698


Depositing Shareable Survey Data

The UK Data Service has just published a very useful guide to assist researchers to make their survey data more easily re-usable by other researchers. The 16-page handbook takes the reader through the full data journey, from fieldwork planning to eventual user access. Correspondingly, all content is organised into five stages of the journey: Plan, Prepare, Negotiate, Deposit and Ingest. While the guide was specifically developed to support new depositors of large-scale surveys, the principles apply to a wide range of significant deposits. You can access this guide from the UK Data Service:

Compare article acceptance times and rejection rates of medical journals


PubsHub: Journals & Congresses is a database of submission criteria for 4,000+ peer-reviewed medical journals and 2,600+ congresses. It allows you to quickly compare submission and placement criteria,  making it easier to find the most appropriate journal or congress.

Information is displayed in a sortable table format, which allows quick evaluation and comparison of submission criteria. Journal information includes: impact factor, circulation, rejection rates, and time to acceptance. Congress information includes: frequency, attendees, associations, and abstract due-dates.

University of Melbourne staff and students can access PubsHub via the Library’s A-Z list of databases, or from the Catalogue. From the PubsHub front page, use the ‘Journals’ or ‘Congresses’ tabs across the top of the screen, then browse by specific subject area.

Need Copyright Help?

The University Of Melbourne Copyright Office is available to answer copyright questions from staff and students and help with university projects that need copyright expertise. If you are using material that was not created by yourself, you may want to come and talk to the Copyright Office about what you may need to do. The earlier you talk to Copyright staff the better. Email copyright-office at or call 8344 6647.

The Copyright Office provides a range of information sessions but can also provide tailored sessions and lectures for staff and students in any department at the University.

Handy Copyright & Research publications covering a range of topics can be found here.

EndNote Basics for Mac – sessions now held monthly

Two-hour seminars that include a 90 minute presentation covering the basics of EndNote for Mac followed by an optional 30 minute Q & A session.

Enrolment open to all University of Melbourne staff and graduate students.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday, 07 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 06 November, 2014 10:00am-12:00pm

Bookings essential and open one month prior to each session.  Book here.

Note: EndNote X7 is the Library’s supported version in 2014.

You might also be interested in these EndNote videos from Thomson Reuters:

Building an EndNote Macintosh Library: An EndNote Class Recording

Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word: An EndNote Class Recording

EndNote Online for Macintosh: An EndNote Class Recording

Have you caught up with our 23 Research Things @Melbourne blog yet?

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It’s week 12 and we’re counting down 23 weekly posts showcasing a range of digital tools that might be useful for your research practice. Whatever your current level of confidence, the programme aims to help you to develop a strategic approach to integrating digital skills into your work as a researcher.

Read the 23 Research Things blog here.

For weekly updates, sign up to our email list here. 

  • Thing 01: Organisational and productivity tools.
  • Thing 02: Collaboration tools.
  • Thing 03: File sharing.
  • Thing 04: Social media for researchers.
  • Thing 05: Online presence – blogging your research
  • Thing 06: Managing your online research networks.
  • Thing 07: Researcher identifiers and your publication profile.
  • Thing 08: Mind-mapping and brainstorming tools.
  • Thing 09: Web-conferencing and communication tools.
  • Thing 10: Locating and using digital images.
  • Thing 11: Managing and manipulating digital images.
  • Thing 12: Tools for presenting your research


New electronic resources

The University of Melbourne Library has recently acquired the following electronic resources. Access using your UoM username and password:

19th Century British Pamphlets.

Contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in seven UK research libraries. Access here.

World News Connection Archive, 1995-2013.

Contains foreign news reports, from over 500 news sources in 130 countries, translated into English by the US Government. The news sources include newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports. Access here.

ProQuest Historical Annual Reports.

Contains over 150 years of reports from more than 800 leading U.S. companies, from 1884 to 2008. Access here.

Number of posts found: 434

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