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Services to support your research needs


MQ Library offers separate study spaces for students enrolled in Postgraduate coursework and Higher Degree Research. Read the details hereEligible students will have their Campus Card automatically encoded for swipe access to this area.

MQ offers free workshops to students on language and writing. Have a look here for the timetable and a short description. We also offer workshops designed specifically for postgraduate students. 

The library offers postgraduate and higher degree research students document supply and interlibrary loan services. For most users there is no need to register, just log in using your OneID & Password. You will receive an email when the item is available. If the item is electronic download chapters and articles using the link received in the email. If the item is print it will be held at the Collection Desk Library, Level 2. Click here for more info.

Research Methodology

Choosing an appropriate research methodology can be overwhelming given the existing and emerging methodologies available. Sage Research Methods is a useful resource to help you navigate this tricky landscape and identify the best methodology for your research. The Methods Map, in particular, is a great visual tool that demonstrates the connection between various methodologies and how they fit together.

Promoting your research

Profiles - the main reason for setting up a research profile is it allows you to list all your publications in one place. This makes it easy for others to identify and access your work.

Journal metrics - measure the performance and impact of scholarly journals. In general, metrics aim to provide rankings and insights into journal performance.

Early Career Researchers Network - advice from the MQ Research Office.

Early Career Researchers - support from the Library.

Measuring research impact

Research impact, also called academic impact, aims to measure the productivity and influence of a researcher. Whilst we probably all agree that this is not perfect, these measures can still be useful. Economic, societal, and cultural influence can also be considered as research impact. 

Research impact has many measures, the most familiar is known as the h-index. The top three databases for finding either your own h-index, or that of another author are:

Web of Science


Google Scholar

Have a look at our Research Impact Metrics subject guide for more info on research impact.


Altmetrics is short for alternative metrics, and is a measure of web-based scholarly interaction. It is a response to the impact of social networking on the research environment. Install a free Altmetrics bookmarklet to instantly get article level metrics.

Have a look at our Almetrics Subject guide for more information.

Advanced searching

Contact our Research Librarians for Law to organise a consultation. We can offer advice on how to find the top journals in your research area, who are the top authors, and how to find cited references.

MQ Masters of Research students talk about the library

We asked 2 MRes students to talk about their library experience.

Research apps

Scopus Alerts- Find articles, create alerts, make notes, and share links instantly


My Conference - Info and e-versions of programs for academic conferences Get MS Research app on Windows Phone
EndNote app ($10.49) - Manage your EndNote Library on your iPad

View EndNote in iTunes


Research & drawing apps

Evernote - Stay organised, save your ideas and improve your productivity 

View Evernote in iTunes
Get Evernote on Google play
Get Evernote for Windows Phone

Bamboo Paper - various pen tools for writing, sketching, colouring & marking

View Bamboo Paper app in iTunes

Get Bamboo Paper app on Google play

LogMeIn - - Log in to your computer remotely

 View Log Me In in iTunes

iPeer Review - see the status of your content online and see your paper when it goes online

 View iPeer Review app in iTunes