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Library Skills for Research

Introductory Guide for Graduate Certificate Research


Welcome to the Library Research Skills guide, which has been created for Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates enrolled in the Graduate Certificate for Research. 

The guide includes the following modules:

At the beginning of your candidature, we recommend that you complete the five essential tasks in Library Services Essentials below, and then review Modules One to Three. Once you have had an opportunity to review the content of the first three modules you can download the Library Checklist and contact one of our Learning and Research Librarians for an appointment. If relevant to you please review the final Modules at any time.

Library Services Essentials 

Here are five essential things to do once you have enrolled for the Graduate Certificate in Research:

The short videos below show ways to contact the Learning and Research Librarians, where to find the research guides, and how to book a workshop.

A full transcript is available under each video. 


Online Orientation to the Library

Below is a video about the Library's webpage with a focus on what is available For Researchers.

It also provides details about our Research Guides which identify a range of specialised Library services, resources and databases for HDR Candidates and University researchers.  

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Please note! The Bonus+ Service mentioned in the video is no longer available as of May 2021.

Contact the Learning and Research Librarians

The Learning and Research Librarians are a team within the library dedicated to supporting HDR candidates. Below is a video on how to get in touch with the Learning and Research Librarian team.

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Research Workshops 

Workshops on research topics are regularly run online or on our main campuses. Below is a video on how to register for an on-campus library workshop.  If you are off campus, look for webinar options in our calendar, request a Skype session, or make use of the tutorials and helpsheets in our research subject guides.

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Need Help?

Book a research consultation today.

or contact a Learning and Research Librarian.

We will respond to you by email or phone to answer your query, or offer an appointment to meet in person or online.