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ABP Study and Research Guide

This guide will help you with your studies in the Bachelor of Design, MSD and beyond.

Contact the ABP Library team

If you have any questions, please email us!


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Sophie Kollo 

Liaison Librarian

     Jo-Anne King

     Academic Skills Adviser

    Sarah Charing

     Liaison Librarian

Naomi Mullumby

Faculty and School Librarian


Book a consultation

You can book a research consultation with a Librarian for assistance with:

  • accessing resources
  • identifying the best databases for your research topic
  • improving your database searching
  • referencing and using reference management software 
  • academic publishing
  • managing your data

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (other times may be possible on request)


Book a Consultation



Book a one-on-one Academic Skills appointment for advice on your writing or other communication skills:


Academic Skills appointments info

Standard appointments are 25 minutes.

Graduate researchers can book a longer appointment or ask to have an adviser read their work beforehand.  

To arrange this, email the Academic Skills team.

Researcher development

To support researchers, the Researcher Development Unit coordinates a number of events throughout the year. Have a look at the Events page for details


Reference management software

Reference management software can be helpful if you are undertaking a large research task, such as a thesis. The software can:

  • Store and organise your references
  • Generate citations and a bibliography in your preferred citation style

To help you decide which referencing management software you'd like to use, have a look at your options for managing references.

For guidance using reference management software, refer to: 

Copyright and Your Thesis

It's really important to understand your legal and moral rights to copyright in your thesis. It's equally essential to understand the copyright requirements of using the work of others in your thesis. The Copyright and Your Thesis page will answer all your questions.

Inter-library loans & Purchase Requests

To access books, journal articles and other material that we don't have in our collection, request the item through Inter-library loans. For more information and to access the request forms, please visit the Inter-library Loans page.

If it is not possible to get an item by interlibrary loan, or you think an item is a key text that would benefit others, you may also request that the Library purchases the item. 

Publishing your research

When you write a journal article, there are some tools that will make deciding where to publish it easier.

Ulrich's Web is a directory of journals that provides information about journals including whether they are peer reviewed, what topics they cover and importantly, where they are indexed. 

SciMago Journal Rankings (SJR) provide quartile rankings for journals within discipline areas (based on Scopus data)

Scopus can be searched by sources for information about a journal such as its impact factor, and top quartile. You can also search for authors you know in your field and have a look at where they are publishing.

If you are interested in making your research Open Access, have a look at the Open Research Guide about how to make publications open.


Graduate Research Hub

The Graduate Research Hub provides comprehensive information about every stage of candidature.


Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Social Networks: Maximise your Impact

The Researcher Profiles, Indentifiers and Social Networks guide has tips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher.