Institutional Repository

is an institutional repository of the research and scholarly output produced by Avondale staff and post-graduate students. It contributes to the growing international trend for open access to scholarly output and makes research literature freely available online.

Library Catalogues

Use PrimoSearch to search the Avondale Library online catalogue or online databases or both.

Provides locations of books, journals and other materials in Australian and some overseas libraries.
Please Note: You may not request books, journals or copies of articles directly from other libraries. Items not held in Avondale Libraries may be requested via interlibrary loan using this online form.

Online Resources

Online databases Provide access to a wide range of journal articles

Lists all full-text electronic journals available through Avondale Libraries - print as well as those found in databases.

Google Scholar is a free service for searching scholarly literature. It includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports

Researcher's Little Helper on Moodle is packed with hints and tips for you - how to prepare your proposal, how to conduct a literature review, ethics advice, types of research, software, tools, research skills and support, and so much more. Under the heading 'Preparing a Thesis' you will find a Thesis Style Guide and Template.

Sage Research Methods is an excellent tool for planning your research strategy.


In particular, you may find the Sage Research Methods Project Planner useful. This is a tool that guides you step-by-step through the whole research project, starting with the philosophy of research, defining a topic, and reviewing the literature, right through to disseminating your final report and publications.

Research Gate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. The site has been described as a mash-up of “Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn” that includes “profile pages, comments, groups, job listings, and ‘like’ and ‘follow’ buttons”. Members are encouraged to share raw data and failed experiment results as well as successes, in order to avoid repeating their peers’ scientific research mistakes.
Academia is another site to share and follow research with other researchers.

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Help with Referencing

EndNote manages references using bibliographic software. The program is free for Avondale University College students.

Zotero is a free bibliographic program, similar to EndNote. It only runs with Mozilla Firefox, but is easy to install and use.

APA Referencing
Avondale Style Guide for APA Referencing with notes for using EndNote
Avondale Style Guide for APA Referencing with notes for using Zotero

Turabian Referencing
Avondale Style Guide for Turabian Referencing with notes for using Zotero
Avondale Style Guide for Turabian Referencing with notes for using EndNote

Theses and Dissertations

Online Theses and Dissertations databases
OpenDOAR A comprehensive directory of academic open access repositories.
Thesis template for PHD students