How to guides

Discover a range of guides designed to help you find resources with ease and improve your research and study skills.

Search filters
This guide will help you apply the referencing style used by the ANU College of Law (AGLC4) by providing examples and a basic statement of the rules. 
Learn how to create a citation that contains the information required to identify sources.
This guide covers why you need to manage your data, metadata, finding and citing data, as well as policies and licensing. It also summarises ANU data services and provides contacts and links.
Easily create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. ANU academics and students can login by selecting ‘Australian National University’ as your institution and using your ANU Single Sign-on.
This guide covers how to find and access electronic books in the ANU Library Catalogue and e-book databases.
This guide takes you through how to use EndNote 20, a powerful reference management software application.
In order to persuade your reader of your position, your writing needs to incorporate evidence from credible sources.
This guide will take you through the steps you can employ to evaluate and assess information sources to determine which are most appropriate to be used in your research.
This guide will equip you with the skills needed to find a vast range of books and other materials using the ANU Library Catalogue.
This guide will help you use scholarly journals to find relevant articles and enhance and broaden your existing knowledge of a subject.
This guide will help you find the ANU, Australian, and international theses and dissertations you need to further your research.
This guide takes you through the steps to formulate a search strategy.
Find out about how to cite Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT in your assessments and what you can do to maintain academic integrity in your work.
This how to guide covers tools for citation tracking and measuring the impact of journals and counting mentions on social media sites and other web sources using a tool called Altmetrics.
This guide provides course instructors with guidance and support when creating reading lists through Leganto, the University's course reading list management system.
This online guide provides a broad and general introduction to the Library and our resources, and outlines the different ways we can support, enhance and enrich your journey of scholarship whilst at the ANU.
This guide has been put together to help you understand the basics of using Mendeley for reference management.
This guide describes the various current and historical newspaper resources available at the ANU Library, and how to use them.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials that are in the public domain and can legally and freely copied, used, adapted and re-shared.
This guide explains what an ORCID iD is; how to get one; how it is being integrated into ANU systems as well as suggestions on what you can do with your ORCID iD to enhance your research profile.
This guide provides information about the Personal Library Program, which aims to help you get the most out of your experience with the ANU Library.
A guide to using the ANU Library search and discovery platform.
To facilitate broad access to ANU research, in the interests of disseminating knowledge.
Outlines the requirements and responsibilities for the management of research data and primary materials.
This guide provides information on Read and Publish (RAP) agreements, including details on agreements that the ANU Library are participating in.
Text and data mining (TDM) are sets of research techniques that use computational tools to both identify information that is being sought and to extract relevant patterns of information from large data sets and from digital content.
This guide will take you through the steps to formulate a search strategy, starting with deconstructing and brainstorming your topic, through to considering truncating or combining search terms. It also includes a handy Boolean 'cheat sheet'.
Use this guide when connecting to Google Scholar from off-campus, to ensure links to ANU Library materials are included in your results.