Geosciences: Research support

A guide to support and resources for the study of geology, geophysics, geochemistry and related subjects.

Document Delivery

Document Delivery will help you get the information you require for your Monash research, from wherever it is. If eligible you can receive:

  • photocopies from items held at any branch library
  • photocopies from non-Monash libraries or document suppliers
  • loans from non-Monash libraries (InterLibrary Loan - ILL)

For more information see the Document Delivery library guide, contact Jennifer Kain or enquire directly with the Document Delivery service.

Data Management

Monash University is committed to improving the way research data in all formats is created, stored, managed and disseminated. Visit the Monash research data site for :

  • guidance on common research data management issues
  • information on advisory and technical support services that are available


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

Literature review

In a scientific essay, project or report you will be expected to show that you are aware of the relevant research on the topic and a literature review will form an important part of your assignment.

In some units you may be expected to write a stand-alone literature review as the whole assignment. See Writing in Science - the Literature Review for more details.

Support for Post Graduate Researchers

Enabling your research

Library staff with specialist knowledge in your particular discipline can be contacted at any stage of your studies. Their expertise includes resource discovery, analysis and use; data management; essay, report and thesis writing; and oral presentation skills. Contact Library staff.

Has it been done already?

Talk to us early in your research so that you can be confident of finding all the significant relevant information. Discuss your research proposal with your contact librarian for advice and assistance with a search strategy.

Access to a world of information

The Library has extensive print and online resources. Research staff and students also have access to the Document Delivery service through which you can request material not available at Monash.

Research data management

The Library and Monash e-Research Centre are available to help manage your research data more effectively. Find out more at the Monash research data site

Promoting your research

Monash University Monash University Repository is a central store for University research outputs. Electronic copies of doctoral theses, for example, are held there.

Monash University Publishing uses new technologies to publish the University’s research activities. You may wish to consider publishing your work online and in print with Monash University Publishing

Generous borrowing conditions

Refer to the borrowing entilements page for details of your loans entitlements as a staff member, postgraduate or honours student. Material may be borrowed from all Monash University libraries and picked up from the campus of your choice. Renewals can usually be made online.

Build skills

Seminars, tutorials and learning support are offered throughout the year via many different providers.  Search the Monash web for higher degree classes offered such as MRGS eXpert seminars, MPA workshops, EndNote and Learning Skills via the Library Class Booking System.

Suggest a purchase

We encourage you to recommend material to add to the Library’s collection to support your research. Discuss this with your contact librarian or fill in the suggestion form.

When considering publishing, please refer to Research impact and publishing guide

See also the Higher Degrees by Research library guide.

Useful resources. Ebooks