Support for UWA researchers

Helping you to achieve your research goals


Get the most out of the UWA Library and explore our research resources and services.

The Library offers induction and consultation sessions, workshops and seminars, support for the UWA Profiles and Research Repository and library self-help guides to support UWA researchers.

Induction sessions

New staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students are personally invited to attend an individual induction session with their faculty librarian shortly after joining the University.

Individual or research group consultations

We’re here to provide you with advice on how to perform a number of useful activities:

  • Conduct a comprehensive search for literature, including suggestions and familiarisation with search strategies and databases.
  • Refine your search strategy for a Systematic Review.
  • Create and maintain an ORCID iD.
  • Add your research outputs to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository.
  • Set up and modify research topic alerts, table of contents alerts and citation alerts in a variety of databases and journals.
  • Manage your research data.
  • Meet funder OA requirements and publishing Open Access (OA).
  • Evaluate journals and book publishers.
  • Measure your research performance, including finding citation of your work, evidence of journal quality, your H-index and evidence of engagement with your research beyond academia.
  • Set up and maintain research profile(s), including your UWA Profiles and Research Repository profile.

Contact your Library faculty team directly to arrange an individual or research group consultation.

Library research support program

The Library offers a regular program of workshops and seminars aimed at researchers and postgraduate students. The program is delivered by experienced librarians and provides guidance in relation to research profiles, information and data discovery and management, copyright, publishing and increasing engagement with research outputs.

Workshops and seminars

Research Training Framework

The UWA Researcher Training Framework, a joint initiative of the UWA Graduate Research School and the University Library, is an interactive online tool which enables postgraduate research students and early career researchers to identify and develop the skills relevant to immediate research projects and career aspirations.

UWA Profiles and Research Repository

The UWA Profiles and Research Repository showcases the breadth and diversity of UWA’s research from peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, conference papers, public policy reports and creative works, as well as UWA’s master’s and doctoral theses.

Search for the profiles and research outputs of University staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) postgraduate students. UWA staff can log in to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository to maintain their profile and research publications.

Article Processing Cost (APC) fund

The Article Processing Cost (APC) fund is for eligible UWA staff and HDR (Higher Degree by Research) students to assist with the costs of publishing an article in one of the top 10 per cent of Gold Open Access journals. For more information refer to the APC Fund Survival Guide.

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