"The librarian induction and talks which was part of the XGR501/502 courses were fantastic. The research librarians were lovely and very helpful. I learnt very useful skills through their guidance, e.g. alerts for papers, using endnote, search terms."HDR Candidate Experience Survey - 2020
Learning and Research Librarians support the academic development of all researchers.
Services for postgraduate and academic researchers include guidance with:
- Accessing full text, including Document Delivery service
- Publishing for Impact
- Managing references/EndNote
- XGR501 Information Skills Checklist
- ORCID/ ResearcherID /other identifiers
- Managing & publishing Research Data
- Search strategies , including for Systematic Reviews
Learning and Research Librarians will guide you in developing and applying search strategies, accessing key literature and help you to ascertain the research gap. Prepare your research identity and research data collection.
- Attend a workshop to improve your information skills.
- Explore Research Support Subject Guide for research design, conducting research and writing.
- Learn about systematic reviews for health sciences.
- Familiarise yourself on research data and its discoverability.
- Prepare your Data Management Plan (DMP).
- Familiarise yourself with research Copyright issues.
- Learn about Author Identity to promote your research.
- Create your ORCID to manage your identity and research outputs.
Search broadly and read widely for your literature review and access unique resources. Manage the literature and documents you find.
- Find discipline specific resources through Subject Guides.
- Search databases for scholarly literature.
- Access Library resources via the Catalogue.
- Find past theses from University of Tasmania graduates and elsewhere.
- Find unique material in the Special & Rare Collections.
- Register for Document Delivery to access publications not available from the University.
- Access others' research data.
- Set up alerts for new publications to save you time.
- Manage collected references and PDFs with EndNote.
Identify where to publish your research outputs. Consider the sources for outputs to be indexed and reach the target audience, and for publisher reputation. Look for ways to maximise your impact.
- Write papers and add references with EndNote.
- Identify peer-reviewed journals and find out where they're indexed via Ulrich's.
- Explore lists of ranked high impact journals, and research database source lists.
- Make your research data findable.
- Update your ORCID.
- Consider publishing your research publications as Open Access.
- Investigate publisher copyright and open access policies with Sherpa Romeo.
- Find a journal included in the Read & Publish Agreements.
Evaluate the level of engagement with your research outputs and gauge their impact.
- Bibliometrics. Investigate which publications have been cited, by whom, where and when?
- Altmetrics. Investigate if your outputs have attracted attention in social media or mainstream media or have influenced policy changes.
- Create Google Scholar Citations to view metrics on your research outputs such as your h-index.
- Manage your Research Identifiers including ORCID.
Ask for help
If you need to contact a Learning and Research Librarian for individual help:
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : 6226 2130