Services for Researchers

UTS Library provides advice, training, workshops, and assistance for researchers throughout the whole project. Services are available online and on-campus covering the following areas:

Training and workshops

Regular workshops and training for researchers and research support staff are advertised and made available through:

Workshops can be tailored and delivered within a faculty, centre, school, or group. Contact the Library to enquire about this service.

UTS Scholars Centre

The UTS Scholars Centre is a unique study space allocated especially for use by UTS Higher Degree Research (HDR) students to work on their research. The space is prioritised for quiet study and writing. The Scholars Centre is located on level 10 of UTS Central (CB02) and is only accessible via UTS ID swipe card by authorised students.

The desks and rooms in the Scholars Centre are bookable only by HDR students for up to 6 hours at a time through Room Bookings. The Scholars Centre facilities include:

  • 12 desks with computers
  • 2 quiet rooms with a monitor that you can use with your own laptop (cables not supplied)
  • 2 meeting rooms (accommodating up to 6 people) with AV
  • student printing facilities
  • lockers - request access to a locker by filling out the Scholars Centre Locker Application Form. Note: all lockers are currently occupied until February 2023. Fill out a Scholars Centre Application Form to go on a wait list for locker access.

Any belongings left on tables overnight will be removed and taken to Lost Property.

Scholars Centre computer desks


Scholars Centre lockers


UTS thesis collection

UTS theses are automatically made available via the OPUS: Digital Thesis Collection after you have fulfilled the conditions to receive your degree. The Library will send you an email with a link to your work once it’s available.  

See the Copyright Guidelines for UTS Digital Thesis submission. More information of formatting and submitting thesis can be found in Graduate Research Candidature Management, Thesis Preparation and Submission Procedures

Submit your digital thesis.

Librarian consultations

UTS librarians offer bookable consultations to Honours students, Higher Degree Research students and UTS staff.

Request a consultation for advice and guidance on:

  • literature searching, including developing, documenting and reporting search strategies
  • systematic or scoping reviews
  • using library databases (e.g. Medline, Scopus, Embase)
  • reference management and using EndNote
  • copyright guidance
  • publishing advice
  • researcher profiles, and
  • research data management.

Other resources

  • Sage Research Methods is a database on research methods including the Little Green and Little Blue books plus case studies for different disciplines.
  • OPUS is the university’s institutional repository of academic outputs including publications and theses.
  • ATSIDA is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive. It is a trusted repository of Australian Indigenous data managed by UTS Library.
  • RES Hub is an online and physical space for all UTS researchers to access research systems, capability development training and induction materials.
  • Systematic review Study Guide is an online guide curated by librarians that outlines systematic or scoping reviews.
  • Strategic Publishing, Research Impact & Researcher Profiles Guide covers scholarly publishing strategies, how to choose a journal, discusses Open Access publishing models, how to evaluate research impact, and provides tips around managing researcher profiles.