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Resources For Researchers

Tools, links and information for academic staff and higher degree researchers.

About This Guide

This guide has been compiled to support higher degree research students and academic staff undertaking research. It draws together a range of tools, from books to help you decide whether you really want to start a thesis to the resources which enable you to manage your research output.

First steps as a researcher

At the very start of your research journey

  • Visit your liaison librarian
  • explore research methodologies
  • learn Endnote
More than libraries and databases

Find information including:

  • efficient searching
  • theses
  • finding books
  • advanced database searching
  • patents
Manage your information 
  • use Endnote
  • keep up to date
  • analysis tools
Locate peers and colleagues
  • use citation analysis tools to find people
  • measure the quality of your research colleagues (or yourself)
Publish

Good publishing decisions can boost your career

  • how to decide on the best journal to publish your research
  • look at what the experts say

The Library is here to support you in any way we can. Contact your Liaison Librarian or the Library Help Desk by phone, email or in person. Attend a class or ask us to walk you through a process. We are here to help you.

Support at USC

Recommended reading

Tools for research

Endnote is the recommended citation management software for staff, postgraduate, research and honours students. It is available on all USC networked machines and can be installed on private machines (PC and Mac).

nVivo- Qualitative research software

Available to USC researchers: Information on acquiring the software for Windows or PC available from your USC Software Centre Account. 

Training available with a USC LinkedIn Learning account.
 

More resources:

Completing Literature Reviews using nVivo 11

You tube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuG-INKAj8reUouZNSwr5AQ

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