Advice, training and support

Library Research Services team will provide you with advice, training and support for all your research and publishing activities.

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We can advise you on

  • Developing effective strategies for a literature search
  • Writing for research proposal, thesis and publication
  • Using referencing managers, such as EndNote
  • Adding publications to the RMIT Research Repository and managing research data
  • Strategic publishing, including open access
  • Research metrics support and research profiles.

Getting started with your research

Library overview for HDR students

Find out what resources, services and training are available for you in the Library.

Library research guides

These guides will help you get started with research skills and concepts.

Library Shorts

A series of short videos on MS Stream covering a variety of topics and concepts related to research.

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Research and writing skills for academic and graduate researchers

These modules are for academic and higher degree researchers who want to develop and extend the skills required in the contemporary research environment.

Webinars and presentations

Free webinars and presentations on a variety of research-related topics for HDR students and academic researchers.

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PhD Up Program

This program, run through the School of Graduate Research offers various research workshop and webinars for research students.

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Library Research Spotlight

Attend our regular online presentations by guest speakers on different aspects of research.

Participants' feedback

"The diversity of content was excellent, as were the presenters."

"Clear, guided presentation full of very valuable information...thanks!"

"Clear, concise, well presented, presenter addressed researcher needs, brought extensive personal experience to the session."

Creative and practice-based research workshops

Librarians and academic skills advisors can deliver customised workshops to best meet the needs of creative practice and practice-based HDRs and researchers. We can cover the following topics:

  • Strategic publishing: planning, collaborating, writing, submitting, peer-review and promotion in traditional peer reviewed journals and wider outlets (NTROs) recognising the importance of collaborative writing and the collegial process to creative practice (communities of practice) 
  • Writing with a creative practice research focus: strategies and practical tools for generating a writing focus, developing your voice, and tailoring your writing to the audience or publication style (e.g. NTRO statement writing)
  • Support for Non-Traditional Research Outputs: assistance with the publication of NTROs through the Figshare platform, whether research data, grey literature, or other non-traditional research outputs; also assistance with data storage and collaboration via Cloudstor.
  • Social media and promoting your research: social media platforms can be excellent tools for creative practice and practice-based researchers to maximise online profile and connect with a wide audience outside the academy. 
  • Evidencing the impact of creative practice research: assistance providing evidence of research quality and/or research capacity; including NTROs through mentions in online news, social media, patents and policy papers (altmetrics).

Additional training sources

Mentoring is about motivation, advice, training, success, direction, goal, support and coaching.

Connect with an HDR peer mentor!

They will help you navigate the challenges of being an HDR candidate, including:

  • discussing your research topic
  • developing your pitch for research papers or conferences
  • managing your relationship with your supervisor
  • meeting milestones, remote study and more.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.