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Supporting Research at Murdoch: Research Skills Checklist

Research Skills Checklist

Subject Librarians work with Graduate Research students over the course of their studies to help improve and develop their research skills. This checklist is designed to help you identify what assistance you might need.

1. Are you new to Murdoch University? 
2. Do you know what Library services are available to Graduate Research students? 
3. Have you used any of the Subject Guides? 
4. Do you know how to write a literature review or annotated bibliography? 
5. Do you know how to use the Library Search search box? 
6. Are you familiar with searching for books via the Library catalogue?  
7. Are you familiar with key databases in your field?  
8. Do you know how to find your key databases on the Library website? 
9. Have you used Alerting Services, RSS Feeds or TOC Alerts to keep up to date with your research?
10. Do you know how to request a journal article or book which is NOT held in the Library?
11. Do you think you will need to use any special resources such as archives, images, newspapers, statistics, patents or standards?
12. Do you know how to find Theses (Dissertations)? 
13. Do you know about Open Access and the Research Repository?
14. Do you know how to use social media to collaborate with other researchers and to promote your research?
15. Do you know how to get your research published?
16. Do you know about bibliographic management software such as EndNote? 

For further information on any of these research skills, please use this guide or contact your Subject Librarian.

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