Geography: Honours/graduate research

A guide to resources for the study of geography and environmental sciences

Useful books for postgraduate research students

Writing your literature review or thesis

A literature review traditionally provides an historical overview of the theory and the research literature, with a special emphasis on the literature specific to the thesis topic.

A thesis is a lengthy research work written to prove a theory or proposition.

Any author-date (Harvard) system for citations is acceptable as long as it is applied consistently.

Key information

For Monash staff members, honours students and graduate researchers the Library offers a specialised range of of services to assist with finding, using and managing information more effectively.

These include:

Document delivery service;

 Classes and  workshops;

and assistance with Research data management.

Workshops for graduate researchers are also offered through the Monash Postgraduate Association.


Key Contacts

Contact librarian:
Katalin Mindum (Matheson Library, Clayton)

Learning skills adviser:
Anne Holloway, (Matheson Library, Clayton)


For more information on relevant library services go to Library services for researchers


EndNote X7 is now available.

Bibliographic software for managing citations and associated files. Integrates with common word processors. Windows and Mac versions available.

For more information or to download the software, go to the EndNote Library Guide.

Learn how to use EndNote:

Learning support for Higher Degree Research students

Citing and Referencing Guides

The preferred style for Geography and Environmental Science is any author-date (eg. Harvard) system for citations as long as it is applied consistently.