Services For Researchers

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The University Library offers a wide range of high quality resources and services designed to support researchers throughout the whole research lifecycle. 

We support researchers and higher degree by research (HDR) students at all stages of the research process, from advice on literature searching and sourcing of hard-to-find materials, to strategies for effectively managing research data. Our liaison librarians have extensive experience working with researchers to streamline the research process and grow their research profiles.

Find my liaison librarian

Getting started

Get acquainted with the range of services and resources designed to help you with your research by talking with your liaison librarian.

Managing your information

Research data management can be complex, and getting it right can save you loads of time and effort as well as ensure that you are meeting University, legal and funding body requirements. 

Publishing and sharing

Publishing your work in the right journals and sharing your research outputs can increase the impact of your work.

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  • Publishing strategically

    Increase the likelihood of your research making an impact, and of being cited, by publishing your work strategically. 

    • View the guide on Where to Publish for practical tips and considerations for when you are choosing where to publish.
  • Copyright advice

  • Research data sharing, figshare and data repositories

    By making your data available you increase the discoverability of your research and enable others to cite your data. Publishing and sharing your data also provides enhanced credibility for your research outcomes as the data is available for others to view and analyze. 

    • figshare is the University's default institutional data repository. It is a safe, secure and easy-to-use cloud-based repository in which University staff and HDR students can store valuable research data for private research use, or expose it and share with others. Learn more about figshare.
    • There is a large number of different data storage and sharing options. View the guide to sharing and publishing your data.
    • Your liaison librarian can provide advice on storing and sharing your data.
  • Adelaide Research & Scholarship (AR&S)

    AR&S is an open digital archive of scholarly and research outputs of the University of Adelaide. Learn more about AR&S.

Consolidate and grow your profile

There are several key steps to growing your profile as a researcher, and your liaison librarian can help you every step of the way.

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  • ORCiD

    Get all of your work attributed to you by signing up for ORCiD, a permanent (and unique) identification number that you can use when publishing, on research grant applications and in numerous other places. ORCiD is recommended by the University and the sign up process takes less than 5 minutes. If you already have an ORCiD, make sure that it is linked to your University ID.

    Get an ORCiD

  • Aurora and Researcher Profiles

    Aurora lets you keep track of all of your publications and other research outputs in one place. It is integrated with the University's Researcher Profiles, and lets you add in additional information about your qualifications and research-related activities. You can also use Aurora to export publication lists for grant applications, calculate your h-index and lots more.

    Your liaison librarian can provide advice and assistance with using Aurora effectively.

    Go to Aurora

    Once you've claimed all of your publications and set up all of your information, login and fine tune your public University of Adelaide profile in Researcher Profiles.

    Go to Researcher Profiles