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.
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.
e-Publications@bond is our open access repository showcasing the research output of Bond University staff and research students. If you would like to increase the visibility and accessibility of your body of research work using e-Publications @bond, please contact Antoinette Cass (email@example.com or +61 7 559 51523).
The Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) is an annual Federal government exercise managed by the Australian Government Department of Education. To comply with HERDC requirements, Bond University provides data regarding research published by our staff and HDR students to the Department for each calendar year. Submission of Bond University HERDC publication data is coordinated by the Library Services Scholarly Publications team in collaboration with Faculty Research Development Managers.
Open access article processing charges
Funds administered by the Library are available to support the publication of research in open access journals. An article processing charge is paid by the author, the author’s institution or research funder so that a paper can be made freely and openly available without the requirement for the reader to pay for access, and without the restriction of an embargo period. Read the University's Open Access Policy for details and contact your Faculty Research Development Manager to apply.
Each semester the Library presents workshops on such topics as:
- Searching for a literature review
- Cited reference searching
- Managing Information for Current Awareness
- Research data management @ Bond
- Measuring research impact
- Your researcher presence online
- Sage Research Methods Online
If there are no sessions running at a time that suits you, contact your Faculty Librarian for personal assistance.
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.
If the Library does not have a particular book, journal article or other information resource needed for your research, free document delivery is available.
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.
- Research Data Management Toolkit
This guide is designed as an introduction to research data and the management of data for the research community at Bond University.
- Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
Find out about author rights, funder policies and the role of repositories in open access scholarly communication and publishing.
- Searching the literature
Find out which resources are best for your literature search. This guide will also tell you abstract and citation databases, repositories and open access tools, how to keep up to date and how to choose a citation management tool.
This guide contains information and links to videos to get you started with NVivo.
- Writing and Submitting a Thesis
Use this guide to find resources to help in the writing process. This guide also includes guidelines for the submission of your thesis.
- Statistics & Open Data Sets
This Library guide will help you find resources for Australian and International statistics and open data sets
- Enhancing your research impact
Want your research to make an impact? Use this guide to find out about evaluating journal impact and citation analysis, ERA, how to use social media to promote your research and creating a unique researcher ID for yourself with ORCID.
- Research Supervision
Library resources and services to support the supervision of higher degree research (HDR) students at Bond University