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Resources For Researchers

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

Find some books about thesis writing

What is expected of students writing a research thesis? The Library has books on effective thesis writing and also thesis writing for specific disciplines. Search the library catalogue by keyword.

Use the multiple keyword search boxes:

To search for books about writing in your discipline area, add that to the next box. eg psychology 

For online resources try Sage Research Methods Online for books, articles, methods and more

Use Endnote right from the start

Endnote is a software program designed for researchers. With Endnote you can

  • save references straight from the databases
  • save references, abstracts, articles and urls
  • add your own notes
  • easily cite references while you are writing
  • organise your final reference list or bibliography  

More about Endnote

Understand different research methods

Use books to learn more about research methodologies in your discipline area.
Search the catalogue for research methodology (subject search) or for action research, qualitative research etc .

Sage publishes high quality academic books about research methodologies.  

Liaison Libarians

Every School has a designated Librarian who has a deeper understanding of the discipline area and protocols and expectations for students. An early meeting with your Liaison Librarian will introduce you to the most appropriate databases and how to use them; explain how to obtain resources we don't hold at USC; help us understand your area of research and give you some inside knowledge of where to find information. When you reach a dead end, sometimes we may be able to suggest places to look for more help and suggest different search terms and scope of searching.

Sue Svensen

Arts and Social Sciences
Liaison Librarian

Tel: +61 7 5430 2807
Email: ssvense1@usc.edu.au

Also: specialist Endnote support and training

 

Courtney Moran

Business and Public Health
Liaison Librarian

Tel: +61 7 5459 4405
Email: cmoran@usc.edu.au

Also: Endnote training and support

Liaison librarian Courtney Moran

Karen Randall

Law and Engineering
Liaison Librarian

Tel: + 61 7 5459 4583
Email: krandall@usc.edu.au

Karen Randall

Shan Kelly

Education
Liaison Librarian

Tel: +61 7 5430 2806
Email: skelly1@usc.edu.au

Also: Sustainability Research Centre

Shan Kelly

Roger Carter

Science, Health, Nursing and Midwifery, and Sport Sciences
Liaison Librarian

Tel: +61 7 5456 5095
Email: rcarter@usc.edu.au

Also: specialist Endnote support and training

Roger Carter

Beth Crawter

Team Leader, Research and Academic Liaison

Tel: +61 7 5430 2802
Email: ecrawter@usc.edu.au

Also: liaison for Teaching and Research Services

Beth Crawter

Natalie Mudd

Support for Researchers at USC Fraser Coast

Tel: +61 7 5456 5624
Email: nmudd@usc.edu.au


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