International Development: Home

A guide for finding materials for the study of international development


This guide has been created for students studying urban, regional and  international development within the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences as well as the Master of International Development Practice . It provides selected reference and research resources and guidance for finding information on developing countries, sustainable development, NGOs and human rights.

Guides for related subject areas: Geography, International studies, International and foreign law, Politics and international relations, Women's and gender studies

Librarians and Learning skills advisers

Librarians assist students with:

  • how and where to start researching your topic
  • effective use of databases and the Internet
  • finding and evaluating information
  • using the Library's collections
  • located at the Information desk, by appointment or online.

Contact Librarians Clayton: Louise Micallef (Matheson Library), Jennifer Kain (Hargrave Andrew Library), Janet McGarry (Caulfield Library)

Learning Skills Advisers assist students in improving their academic language and approaches to learning, including:

  • academic English
  • study methods and exam preparation
  • effective listening and note-taking
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • reading strategies
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • writing for research projects
  • oral communication and presentation
  • located at a drop in session.

Learning skills advisers in the Library: Roslyn Halliday, Matheson Library, Clayton, Fiona Patterson (Caulfield Library)