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Research Support : Graduate Certificate in Research

An introduction to library services and resources available to support researchers at UTAS.

Graduate Certificate in Research

The Library has a formal role with candidates enrolled in either of the two mandatory units in the Graduate Certificate in Research

XGR501, Introduction to Higher Degree by Research:

  • Librarian presents an overview of library locations and outlines services and resources supporting graduate research candidates
  • Candidates are required to contact a Research Librarian to discuss and complete a Checklist of Information Skills  
  • supported by a Library presence in MyLO, with slides from the presentation and additional notes, as well as useful Library links

XGR502, Communicating Research:

  • Candidates have an assessment task requiring them to demonstrate their understanding of the principles and practice of managing references - using EndNote or other software or methods
  • If you're needing instruction or support in the use of EndNote, register for a workshop or book a Research Consultation
  • Follow these instructions to compress your EndNote Library for MyLO


Ask Research Librarians for more information about the Library's role in the Graduate Certificate in Research.

These webinar sessions were prepared in May 2016.  They may assist others who are interested in hearing the content from the Library presentations to XGR501 and XGR502.  

Additional recordings of face-to-face sessions in Hobart and Launceston may be available through MyLO.

Graduate Research support and training

Information Skills Checklist for HDRs

Completion of this, in consultation with a Research Librarian, forms part of the assessment criteria for XGR501.

It usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour depending on the familiarity of the candidate with each of the criteria and may result in a recommendation of specific action for the candidate to extend his/her information skills.  Research Librarians can provide ongoing support.  Please request a consultation: