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Literary Studies: Writing and research

A guide to finding materials for the study of literature in English, International Literatures and Creative Writing.

Online help

There are a number of online resources available:

Personal assistance

  Assistance and advice:

  • Learning skills advisors in the library, and the Arts Faculty Academic Language and Learning Unit, provide workshops on a range of academic skills including writing, oral presentations, taking lecture notes and many others.
  • Classes  You can also sign up for classes that will teach you how to reference, how to write an academic paper, how to study for an exam, and much more.  Check this site regularly, as new classes are added throughout the semester
  • Attend a Drop-in session to discuss your individual study needs with a learning skills adviser. Drop-ins are held in all campus libraries, and no appointment is necessary
  • Postgraduates, DLU and off-campus students can book consultations with the Arts team learning skills advisors for advice on writing or librarians for advice on research at any campus.
  • Library workshops on finding and using library resources are listed in the Library class booking system.

For help with locating resources ask at the information desk at the library.

Guides to writing a thesis

Below are a few suggested titles, for more of these enter relevant keywords in Search, eg 'thesis writing', and use the limits on the left of the screen.


Monash University has a site license for EndNote, a bibliographic tool which enables users to quickly organize references while automatically building bibliographic documentation. Endnote integrates with common word processors. Windows and Mac versions available

The Learning skills team

Learning Skills is a team within the Library that is dedicated to enabling students to develop their academic language and approaches to learning

More information about learning skills at the library.