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Library Skills for Research

Introductory Guide for Graduate Certificate Research

​I can’t find the full-text of this article?

There are a few options available to you. You can try:

  1. Try a Google Scholar search
  2. Do a 'Journal search' in Library Catalogue
  3. Try an interlibrary loan using Document Delivery

Document Delivery can’t find the article that I need?

Ignore Document Delivery Home page screen, and click on Create Request to fill in details of article

How do I find previous UTAS thesis?

We recommend that you go to Open Access Repository (ePrints) > Advanced Search > Item Type Thesis, Department e.g. Menzies

I can’t find any relevant articles for my research topic

There are a number of elements you will need to consider in relation to developing a search strategy: 

  • Identify specific research question/information you’d like to find
  • Identify key concepts
  • Develop alternative terms for each concept (including controlled vocabulary – if at advanced level)
  • Boolean operators
  • Search fields
  • Phrase searching, wildcards

















In you would like an overview on how to build your search strategy, review this tab:  Module One : Find Information 

For more information see: 

If you are in Health, link to this tab: