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Law research and writing skills: Graduate researchers

Getting started  resources

Monash University Graduate Education - Monash Doctoral Program

See the Library's Graduate Research Library guide for information.

Use EndNote or Zotero to keep track of your references and format footnote citations in your document.

See Managing References and Notes (RLO) for more information.

Find out about Storage and Backup guidelines.

If you can't find a resource at Monash, check with the Law Library team, or complete a Document Delivery request.

Read this article from Survive Law on writing a legal research thesis for useful tips on keeping your thesis on track.

Take a look at the LinkedIn Learning database to find streamed courses and videos on using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Project management tools, and many others.

Make an appointment with a Law librarian to discuss your research needs.

Finding theses

Look at the Library's Theses library guide to find:

 Start Researching

Try these databases to gain an in depth understanding of the sources available for your topic:

Build your skills

See the Library's Research & Learning Online site for tutorials on Graduate Research and Writing 

  • Research as a process
  • Working with research literature
  • Writing about research
  • Publishing your research

Set up a Researcher ID


Set up a free, permanent, unique ORCiD identifier. Your ORCiD ID can easily link with other researcher ID schemes and repositories in order to correctly attribute your research activities and output in one place

Setting up an ORCID Identifier