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The library provides services and support for all CDU and Menzies authors and researchers throughout their research journey.

Need to find information about literature reviews, research methods, publishing, measuring impact, Open Access and more?

  • There are many ways to request the resources you need, begin with using Library Search
  • Databases, including eBook collections are available on the Library website.
  • Charles Darwin University's Research Webportal gives access to researcher profiles, research outputs, datasets, student theses and projects.
  • Workshops are available face-to-face and online with a focus on key skills, for example, managing information with EndNote, advanced research skills, publishing for impact, Social Media for research and more. They are repeated throughout the year and we are always interested in hearing from you if you have ideas for specific workshops and training programs. Find and register for a workshop.
  • Academic language is formal, objective and impersonal. This ensures that ideas and arguments are communicated in a clear, convincing and professional manner. There are also different types of academic writing used depending on the context of the work.

Get in touch if you are new to CDU or interested in an overview of the resources and services we provide for researchers.

Useful guides

Literature review

The Literature review is an integral part of the research process. It highlights what has already been done on the topic and helps you identify gaps within the literature that your research could fill. For more information, refer to Literature Review Guide.

Research methods

Research methods are the techniques, processes, system or procedure followed where data or information is created and then analysed. It is essentially the way you collect your data for your research. For more information, refer to Research Methods Guide.