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Services for Research

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.


Citation databases

The citation databases, Scopus and Web of Science, are available via the Electronic Resources list. These databases enable a user to conduct citation searches, and to access bibliometric data such as citation counts, h-indexes, and journal impact.

Discipline-specific databases and journal collections

The Library's electronic resources also include many key databases for searching the literature in specific disciplines. Examples are PsycINFO, Ovid and Medline.


Hosted via ProQuest, Dissertations & Theses: Full Text includes over 2 million citations from around the world, primarily from North America and Europe.

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EndNote, RefWorks and Mendeley are reference management tools available to Bond University students and staff. See our online guides for help with getting started:

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Open access and scholarly publishing

Consult the Open Access and Scholarly Publishing guide to find out more about the benefits of Open Access, various publication models, OA journal assessment resources and tools to find quality scholarly Open Access material.

Research portal (Pure)

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. 

See the Pure support page for more information.

Open access collections

The Library has a number of unique open access Collections covering Bond University History, Open Educational Resources, Learning and Teaching and Bond Research Data


On the Research page of the Copyright for Staff guide, you will find information on Fair Dealing for the purpose of personal research and study and using material from various sources. Check out the essential Copyright Toolkit for Researchers which is a downloadable toolkit with a sample permissions letter, checklist and simple-to-read information about copyright.


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.

Antoinette Cass
+61 7 5595 1523
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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

Your Faculty Librarian can advise you on selecting appropriate databases in your research field, and developing appropriate search strategies for conducting your literature review. Make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with your Faculty Librarian.

Find my Librarian

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 on it via Library Search.

Or 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.

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Bond University has a Qualtrics site licence when enables all staff and students to create an account using their Bond email address to produce and distribute online surveys. All members of the Bond University community must obtain appropriate ethics approval for research with or about people or their data. Students must consult their Supervisor, Lecturer or their Research Ethics Manager for advice on the appropriate approvals needed prior to distributing a survey.

Information on using Qualtrics is found on the Qualtrics Support site.

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Research guides