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Get connected: Make your research available

Use social media to promote yourself and your work

Measure research impact and quality LibGuide

As a researcher you need to demonstrate the quality and impact of your available research.

Discover some of the methods currently in use and links to a range of online tools, training and resources in our LibGuide.


SlideShare allows you to share content with collagues and can be embedded into websites, blogs and social media platforms. There are public and private viewing options.

Open Access and espace LibGuides

Refer to our Open Access LibGuide  and Guide to espace to discover more about:         
  • the main issues and concerns
  • copyright
  • the available publishing options, including espace, Curtin's institutional repository. 

Analyse database results

The Library provides access to a number of citation databases with features that allow you to analyse results to find potential collaborators. This can include authors who:
  • Publish in the same field.
  • Cite your work.
  • Cite works that have cited yours ie secondary citations.
Analysing results will allow you to pick up patterns and potential collaborations you may have otherwise missed.

View the step-by-step guides for Web of Science and Scopus and for help searching for citations see the Measure research impact and quality LibGuide

Sharing research papers

Online communities and academic or professional social networking sites provide the opportunity to connect your research with a global audience
Please note: there are copyright restrictions that are contained in your publisher agreements which need to be checked before uploading material
  • is a platform for academics to share research papers.
  • Enables users to monitor impact of their research.
  • Follow other researchers and see who is following you.
  • Search registered users, research interests or by university.


  • ResearchGate is a social networking site to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.
  • Users are encouraged to discuss their work and methodology, help others and find solutions together.

      Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

  • SSRN consists of a number of specialised networks in the social sciences.
  • Encourages early distribution of research by publishing submitted abstracts.
  • Readers can communicate directly with authors and other subscribers concerning their own and others' research.

Open Access at Curtin

OA Guidance

The benefits of Open Access and a list of principles under which the University operates with regards to OA.

Australian Research Council & Open Access

Scholarly networking digital research tool

Bamboo DiRTis a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use, in particular, scholarly networking