Searching, referencing and copyright

How to find resources for a literature review, integrate and manage references, cite Creative Commons works and comply with copyright requirements.

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Responsible research conduct

A guide outlining Library support available to Researchers and HDRs on aspects of research integrity and responsible research conduct.

Research methods for HDRs

Librarians and academic skills advisors can deliver customised HDR research methods workshops on:

  • Orientation and introduction to library services and resources
  • Developing effective search strategies, including identifying, evaluating, and accessing relevant resources
  • Managing references, including choosing and using a reference manager such as EndNote, Zotero, or Mendeley
  • Organising research materials such as PDFs
  • Setting up and using ORCiD
  • Researching and writing the literature review
  • Thesis writing and academic writing style: synthesising literature, writing with authority, developing voice
  • Writing abstracts, research questions, and research statements
  • Preparing for academic publication, including writing and strategic publishing.
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Acknowledgement of Country

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.