Architecture: Research

Introductory guide to print and electronic resources for Architecture and Interior Architecture students.

How the library can support your research

If you are a Monash staff member, honours, or postgraduate student the Library offers a specialised range of of services to help you find, use and manage information more effectively:

Information Research Skills

  • Librarians can help you to create an effective search strategy for researching your topic and advise you on the best techniques for searching online databases and other sources.
  • The Library has extensive print and online resources. Staff and research students also have access to the Document Delivery service through which you can request material not available at Monash.
  • You are encouraged to recommend material to add to the Library’s collection to support your research. Discuss this with your subject librarian.
  • The Library and Monash eResearch Centre are available to help manage your research data more effectively. Find out more online.
  • Learning how to use EndNote bibliographic software may save you time by making it easy for you to store, find and cite your references. Contact your subject librarian about training and support in the use of EndNote.

Learning Skills

Further support for research

Finding 'Cited By' information

To find Cited By information (ie. which articles have cited a specific article) use the following:

Finding theses

Monash Library Search

  • The Library receives one copy of each doctoral and masters thesis accepted by Monash University.  Theses are not available for loan.
  • To search for a specific Monash University thesis in Search, type your keywords or author’s surname followed by 'monash thesis'. 

Obtaining a copy of a thesis

The library provides information on obtaining theses.


Many databases index theses, some key ones include:

Monash University Research Repository and eTheses

The Monash University Research Repository  is a digital archive of selected content representing Monash University’s research activity. All Monash doctoral candidates enrolling from 1st July 2005 are required to submit an eThesis at the conclusion of their examination with the exception of candidates enrolled in the PhD (Visual Arts), PhD (Creative Writing) and PhD (Music Composition).

However, if you are enrolled in the PhD (Visual Arts) and you wish to submit an eThesis, then you need to have obtained permission for use of all 3rd party images.

If this is not possible then you will need to provide two electronic copies of your thesis - the complete thesis, and a revised version (which excludes the images).

When submitting these two PDF files as part of the eThesis submission, you will need to clearly name the PDFs before uploading them, and provide an explanation in the "Comments" section of the form of your intentions (e.g. which file has which access conditions).

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Free software for managing citations and associated files for Monash University students and staff. It integrates with common word processors. Windows and Mac versions available