If you are a Monash staff member, research fellows, or postgraduate student the Library offers a specialised range of services to help you find, use and manage information more effectively, such as the Document delivery service, EndNote software and EndNote workshops (type endnote in the 'Keywords' search box).
For more information go to Enabling your research.
The ACS 'Publishing Your Research 101' Series (The American Chemical Society)
"The effective communication of scientific research is vital both to the scientific community and to a scientist’s career. ACS Publications has launched the Publishing Your Research 101 video series to assist authors and reviewers in understanding and improving their experience with the processes of writing, submitting, editing, and reviewing manuscripts."
The following 4 Web-based video series are available (as of January 2012):
Episode 1. How to write a paper to communicate your re(search
Episode 2. Writing your cover letter
Episode 3. Selecting peers to suggest as reviewers
Episode 4. Submitting your manuscript using the ACS Paragon Plus environment
Adapted from 'Information research skills - Checklist for Postgraduate Students' by Kerry Bedford, Senior Librarian, Hargrave-Andrew Library, Monash University, 2010.
ProQuest dissertations and theses global includes more than 90% of the doctoral dissertations in North America with selective coverage for other parts of the world.
The database offers full text for most the dissertations added since 1997. It is advisable to look at the abstract or preview before downloading full-text, as the file sizes may be large and slow-to-download.