Finding the right scholarly and non-scholarly literature to support your research is a fundamental part of your academic journey.
RRU Library is here to help.
We can help you search for literature on any topic, be it a peer-reviewed article on building leadership capacity in Indigenous communities, or industry statistics on Australian recycling programs.
Our research guides and tools can help you improve your research skills and your awareness of information resources. Reviewing the guides will help you become a more effective researcher. We've highlighted a few below for you to get started with.
Finding traditional resources
A comprehensive introduction to literature searching at Royal Roads — learn how to search, where to search, and how to evaluate the information you find.
Review detailed, step-by-step information for graduate students on researching your topic. From the guide titled "How to write a graduate-level essay."
Review detailed, step-by-step information for undergraduate students on researching your topic. From the guide titled "How to write an undergraduate-level essay
Researching market and industry information presents unique challenges. Our collection of business research guides can help you find what you need.
Grey literature: What is it?
Learn how to find and use non-commercial, non-peer-reviewed literature, such as government reports.
Finding non-traditional resources
Browse research help by topic
Not seeing what you need to support your research? Browse our guides to find help with your research. Search by keyword or filter by topic.View all guides
Get one-on-one assistance
Planning your literature search can be daunting. We get it! RRU librarians are available to meet with you one-on-one to help you develop your research strategy.Book an appointment