Research Support

Professional Librarian Assistance

Mediated searching and professional Librarian assistance
Contact the Information Desk to make an appointment on x257 or email Librarian.

Face-to-face tutorials
Contact the Information Desk to make an appointment on x257 or email Librarian.

Live support is available through the Chat Room from 8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 12 noon on Friday. Click the icon at the top right of each page to chat, and select Library from the contact list

Schedule of tutorials and workshops run by the Library

Gaining ethics clearance to conduct your research

Information about ethics at Avondale College of Higher Education
National statement on ethical conduct in human research 2007 (Updated May 2013)
The plagiarism spectrum: Tagging 10 types of unoriginal work (
Plagiarism and attribution 10 most serious, common types of plagiarism in research (

Distinguishing yourself as a researcher

How do you distinguish yourself as a researcher? Where can you showcase your research?
This PowerPoint lists the organizations that can help you.

Useful websites

Unit guides and useful websites
Welcome Pack for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students
Academia Share and follow research
SAGE Research Methods is an excellent tool for planning your research strategy.
Thesis Blog
Help for Researchers

Current awareness and alerting services

These links help keep you up-to-date with the current literature in your discipline
Highwire Press
OPAL (Online Psychology Alerting)
SARA (Scholarly Articles Research Alerting)
Last Updated:02nd November 2015
Updated By: Tracey Cox