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Study & research tools: Research support

Curtin research

espace@Curtin is a digital collection of the research output of Curtin staff, students and affiliates.

Find information on how you can contribute to espace.

Higher degree by research students are required to submit a digital copy of the final version of their thesis to the Library.

Research quality and impact service

The Library provides information and advice on tools and methods to measure and maximise research impact and quality.

3Minute Thesis Competition

The winner of the 2015 3Min Thesis Competition at Curtin is Adnan Mannan from the School of Pharmacy. His topic was titled 'The Anti-diabetic Potential of the Herb Teucrium Polium'.


Curtin's HDR student, Sarah Marley has won the 2014 3 Minute Thesis competition. Her thesis, titled 'Behavioural Acoustic Responses of Coastal Dolphins to Noisy Environments was supervised by Dr. Chandra Salgado Kent and Dr. Christine Erbe.

You can watch Sarah's presentation titled Say what? Coastal Dolphins and Noisy Environments.

Research support LibGuides

Online tools and information
Follow the links below to discover tools, resources and information to guide you through all stages of the research process or Browse all LibGuides. Postgraduate students and staff can arrange a consultation with a Faculty Librarian.


Discover the essential information for starting out in research, including information on the library's research training. Aimed primarily at HDR students.


Identify where to look for the most relevant information, plan a search and use advanced searching techniques within library databases.


Learn about the publishing process, including publishing your thesis, create a publishing strategy, find journals in your field and maximise your research impact.


Discover more about open access the main issues and concerns, copyright, and the available publishing options, including espace Curtin's institutional repository.


Tools to help you track your citations, create citation reports, calculate your h-index and demonstrate research impact and quality. Includes help using Web of Science and Scopus.


Best practice on effectively describing, organising, storing, accessing and sharing data during and beyond the life of the research project. Includes a data management checklist.


Use library databases to locate upcoming opportunities, create alerts and analyse publication data to track existing projects and find information on funding bodies mandates.


Tips to help you manage your online presence, promote your research, find collaborators and get the most out of the library databases.

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.

Library help

Staff and postgraduate students can contact their Faculty Librarian with all their research needs including:
  • finding relevant literature
  • purchasing library resources
  • locating relevant, high-quality journals
  • measuring research impact
  • increasing visibility of your research

Library research workshops

The Library provides training on library resources and tools to support research.


Register for a workshop or contact your Faculty librarian to arrange a session in your area.

Workshop evaluation

We would appreciate your feedback on the session you have attended.