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Education (Postgraduates)

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows". ~Sydney J. Harris

Getting started

Chatting with your liaison librarian early in your research journey may save you lots of time. We can recommend key databases & sources of information to ensure that your literature review is comprehensive. We can assist with setting up & reviewing effective search strategies. Make an appointment to drop in and see us, talk by phone or email, or chat via Zoom. Go to the Need help? page in this guide to make an appointment with any of your Education Liaison Librarians.

SCU research resources

Thesis Whisperer

The Thesis Whisperer is a  blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training at ANU. Contributions are welcomed ...

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Professional resources for teacher researchers

The following tips article was published in the Teacher (magazine) - produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Research Ready guides to Resources

RAISE: Researcher Advanced Information Skills Education

RAISE is an independent-learning tool designed to build the research skills of Southern Cross University postgraduate students. The four modules cover search tips, advanced search tools, managing your research information, and disseminating your research.

Access each of the four modules here:

  • Fundamentals of searching will help you learn how to search effectively. Searching for information is not a neat, linear process. It is an evolving, circular and iterative process.
  • Extend your searching introduces you to strategies and tools which support more comprehensive searching. We also explain the varied level of searching required for different types of research projects.
  • Managing research information provides advice about resources to use when managing your references and how to keep up to date with the literature in your field, responsibilities you need to be aware of as a researcher at Southern Cross University, and the importance of managing research data.
  • Getting published introduces issues to consider when planning to publish, including authorship, copyright and intellectual property; building your researcher profile and creating research identifiers; and collaboration and networking.