MQ Library offers separate study spaces for students enrolled in Postgraduate coursework and Higher Degree Research. Your MQ ID card should already be activated for the relevant room, but please contact the Library if you cannot get access.
MQ offers free workshops to students on language and writing. We also offer workshops designed specifically for postgraduate students. Have a look here for the timetable and a short description.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 Altmetrics guide for more information.
Contact our Research Librarians for Sociology 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.
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