Search the Research

Search the ResearchWhat literature has been published in my research field?

Conducting a literature review is a vital part of a research project and should be carried out early in the project life cycle to consider and evaluate the other literature that has been produced. The Library provides access to a range of discovery tools including subject databases. Contact your Academic Library Team to learn time saving tips on how to effectively search discovery tools.

How do I manage the references I found in my literature review?

A suite of tools are available to help save time by systematically capturing and organising what you discover. This includes EndNote which helps keep track of your references and format documents and manages references by importing citations and references from various sources. The Library provides guides and workshops to help with these software tools.

How can I promote my research and collaborate with others?

Connecting with peers and highlighting your research through professional networks can help you to promote publications from your research; build a reputation in your area; increase your research impact; get feedback from others; find out issues of different stakeholders; connect with academics who are interested in the same area of research; and bring research to a ‘new’ audience not just academic circles. The Library's Networking guide focuses on ways to promote and highlight research projects and achievements. The Citation and Journal metrics guide shows you how to increase your profile by using metric and altmetric sources. The University of South Australia also has official accounts for several Social Media streams, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles and can post to these streams on behalf of researchers.

How do I keep up-to-date with the developments in my research field?

Research developments can occur at a rapid pace so it is important to keep up-to-date with what's happening. Registering with relevant databases and publishers services will help keep you up-to-date with literature and developments in research in your area of interest. See the Alerts section on the Library’s Searching for your Literature Review guide for help in this area.