Research skills

Research skills

Learning Skills workshops

Learning Skills 60- and 90-minute workshops are free and there's no need to register. All currently enrolled Macquarie students are welcome to attend.

The workshops will suit coursework students at all levels of study.

To see when our research skills workshops are running, view the academic language and learning workshops calendar.

Researching your assignment

You can find resources for researching your assignment on StudyWISE which takes you through the steps of the research process:

  • understanding your assignment topic
  • developing a search strategy and interpreting your search results
  • finding and using information resources
  • understanding citations and referencing conventions
  • understanding peer review and how to choose quality resources.

How to use MultiSearch

MultiSearch is the Library's online search engine for finding print and online resources. The MultiSearch Guide provides advice on searching for books, journal articles and other resources.

Subject and research guides

Subject and research support guides provide a subject or topic overview and advice on recommended resources and tools to support learning and research.

Referencing guide

This resource provides a guide to referencing, covering referencing basics, using key referencing styles and getting help via supporting resources.

Bibliographic referencing software

This resource provides a guide to choosing and using key bibliographic management software, including EndNote (for Mac and PC), Mendeley and Zotero.

Information about Macquarie Rules and Processes

Student Discipline Rules and Procedures sets out the framework for dealing with allegations of misconduct. Macquarie University Academic Integrity Policy. sets out the principles and details of academic integrity at Macquarie.

The Academic Integrity Module

The Academic Integrity Module is an iLearn resource created by Learning Skills to raise students' awareness of their responsibilities and rights concerning academic integrity and acceptable academic practices at Macquarie.

Topics and activities

This module has four topics:

  • What is academic integrity?
  • Acting with academic integrity - plagiarism, contract cheating, collusion, Turnitin and more.
  • Responsibilities and rights
  • Where can I find support?

There are quizzes and activities throughout, and at the end there is a Mastery Quiz. Once you achieve 80% on it you can receive a certificate.


Commencing undergraduate students are automatically enrolled. Any student can enrol in the module using their OneID and password. Once enrolled, you can access it from your iLearn course list under the category ‘Student Support: Skill Building and Help Resources’.

Support for HDR students

HDR students will find targeted support at HDR workshops and learning support.

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