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Postgraduate Library Guide

A helpful guide for returning and commencing Postgraduate Students.

Returning to postgraduate study? We've got your back.

Returning to postgraduate study? We've got your back.

Postgraduate study can seem daunting, especially if you haven't done it for a while. But it doesn't have to be.
We've created this helpful guide to get you started.  Below you will find an overview of Library services for postgraduates, and tips to make the most out of the Library.

Get started to finish first

Get started to finish first

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part of any assignment-task-project.
To help you get started and keep moving, check out our Help Yourself Guide and Subject Guides.

With our online Help Yourself Guide you will learn to:

Our Subject Guides give you an overview of the best resources for your subject area. From education and nursing to business, we've got you covered.

Contact one of our librarians if you need further help.

Resources to succeed

Resources to succeed

Library databases

Give your research credibility - use high quality information from library databases.

Discover our collections

With so much on offer, you're sure to find information for your research or study.

Find what you are looking for

If you can't find what you need we'll do our best to track it down for you.  Use our online forms to request: 

Some conditions apply.  Make sure you review our interlibrary loan guidelines for more information.

Key terms and phrases

Key terms and phrases

As you progress with your studies, you'll come across many scholarly phrases you'll need to know.  We've put together guides on some of the key terms you might come across. 

Referencing

Referencing

Acknowledging and referencing your sources is an important part of your research.

Different referencing styles are used throughout the University. It's important to know which style your School or Faculty requires for composing your bibliography or reference list.

Ask your Lecturer, Subject Coordinator or Research Supervisor if you are not sure what that style is, and access the Academic Skills site in LEO for more information.

Use EndNote or RefWorks to help manage and cite references and build your bibliography or reference lists.

Manage your work

Manage your work

Stay organised and manage your research using the following tools:

  • Alerts - set up database alerts to stay up to date with research in your area.
  • Research data management toolkit - create a data management plan for your research data.
  • Statistical and data analysis tools NVivo and SPSS are available and supported by IT.
  • Qualtrics - use your ACU username and password to access this survey tool.

Find answers to your questions

Find answers to your questions

We are here for you. Contact us online or in person for answers to your questions whatever they are: