The Library's research goal is to enhance the University’s standing and influence through scholarly research support. We strive to do that by:
- Supporting scholarship through all stages of the research cycle
- Adopting strategic changes that align with national and international research policy initiatives
- Heightening awareness of available Library resources and support for researchers through collaboration
The Faculty Librarians are your first point of contact for any conversations about how the Library can help with your research.
We can help with advice on information resources, literature reviews, current awareness, open access and bibliometrics. More complex copyright and scholarly publishing questions may be referred to Antoinette Cass, Manager Scholarly Publications & Copyright.
The Library presents sessions as part of the HDR Unit Support Series:
- Copyright and an Introduction to Research Data Management
- Copyright and Formatting for your Thesis
- Searching for a literature review
Make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with your Faculty Librarian. In person and online consultations are available.
When making an appointment you can see which librarian is aligned with your faculty. If your Faculty Librarian is not available and your question is not discipline-specific you can book a time with any librarian.
You may have questions that are not covered by our guides and website, or you may need more clarification, but can't fit in an appointment with your Faculty Librarian. You can submit your questions online for us to follow up asynchronously.
This includes complex copyright or licensing questions associated with your research.
Access to resources
If the item you need is on the shelf in the Library or currently on loan to someone else, you can place a Click & Collect request via Library Search.
You can also use the Digitisation request option in Library Search for a portion of a book, or a journal article from the print collection, if you are working remotely and cannot visit in person.
If the library doesn't have the item you're after, you can place a request for it in Library Search and we'll attempt to supply it from another library for you, or purchase it for the Library's collection. Delivery time for digital chapters and articles is usually less than 1 day!
As a researcher your workflows will take you to various databases and hundreds of scholarly websites. You won't always start at Library Search.
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension which allows instant PDF download of articles from hundreds of scholarly sites, as well as wikipedia.
Once the LibKey Nomad extension is installed it will automatically search for PDF access from library-subscribed electronic resources and Open Access content from Unpaywall. The Download PDF button will appear next to article citations or if full text isn't available an Access Options button will appear which will allow you to place a Document Delivery request for the item.
The Library collection includes over 125,000 titles plus 2,000 print journal titles, access to over 85,000 electronic journals, 200,000 ebooks and subscriptions to over 120 databases. With Library Search you can not only search for items physically in the library like books and DVDs, but you can also discover online resources like journals or newspaper articles.
Library Search is also where you can sign in to request books and articles, see your current loans and requests, save searches and results to your Collection for future use.
Databases and tools
Citation databases enable users to conduct citation searches and access bibliometric data including citation counts, h-indexes and journal impact data year by year.
Citation databases such as Scopus and Web of Science are available from the Electronic Resources A-Z page
The Library's electronic resources also include many key databases for searching the literature in specific disciplines. Examples are PsycINFO, and Medline. On the A-Z list of electronic resources use the Subject filter to find your discipline.
The A-Z list of electronic resources also includes specialist research tools and databases to help you locate theses, find funding opportunities, benchmark research output and access research methods.
These include, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text, Incites, Research Professional and more.
Qualtrics is an online tool for creating and distributing surveys. Bond University has a Qualtrics site licence which enables all staff and students to produce and distribute online surveys for their research.
Information on using Qualtrics is found on the Qualtrics Support site.
NVivo software is designed to help researchers analyse and organise data derived from qualitative and mixed methods research such as interviews, focus groups, surveys etc.
Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews and other research reviews that require screening citations and full text, assessing risk of bias or extracting study characteristics and outcomes.
Library Services manages the Research Outputs module of the Bond University Research Portal which showcases many types of publications and research outputs including Datasets and Theses. 44% of all research outputs in Pure were identified as being openly accessible to the public in January 2021.
The Library hosts open access resources developed by Bond staff and students. Contact your Faculty Librarian if you are developing open educational resources and would like them added to the Library's Collections area.
Consult the Open Access and Scholarly Publishing guide to find out more about the benefits of Open Access, various publication models including Read & Publish agreements, OA journal assessment resources and tools to find quality scholarly Open Access material.
The Library has launched the Copyright Compliance Training Course for Bond educators and researchers.
To access the course, go to iLearn > Communities > Bond HR Learning & Development > Copyright Compliance
Antoinette Cass, Manager, Scholarly Publications & Copyright can assist you with training in the use of the Research Portal (Pure) and any queries about evaluating Open Access journals or making your work openly accessible.