Training programs

The Library offers a number of programs throughout the year to assist students in developing research skills and to use the full range of information resources available at Victoria University Library. The programs range from one-hour information sessions to two-hours hands-on workshops.

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Drop-in sessions

College Librarian help at Werribee Library

A librarian from either the College of Education, College of Engineering and Science, College of Health and Biomedicine or VET College is available to assist students with finding information (database searching, accessing articles), referencing and other research skills.

Thursdays during Werribee opening hours. Werribee Library service desk, or phone 9919 8250,

Researcher training

Introductory Qualtrics

A Research Ambassador will provide one-on-one assistance to those who have little or no experience with Qualtrics. You will learn the basics of creating, distributing and viewing results for your first survey.

When and where: Tuesday 25 November, 10.30am-11.30am, Footscray Park campus

Register to attend Introductory Qualtrics.

Descriptive Statistics and Comparison Measures in SPSS

A Research Ambassador will show you how to generate descriptive statistics and comparison measures with SPSS. You will learn how to create tables and graphs describing the main features of your data for your thesis.

When and where: Wednesday 26 November, 4pm-5pm, City Flinders Library.

Register to attend Descriptive Statistics and Comparison Measures in SPSS.

Make the most of VU Services as a Research Student

A Research Ambassador will show you how to access links to resources, services and support for research students at VU.

When and where: Thursday 27 November, 11am-12pm, Footscray Park Library.

Register to attend Make the most of VU Services as a Research Student.

Author workshop on journal and book publishing (Springer)

Editors will discuss journal and academic book publishing with Springer – how it works, practical publishing examples, Open Access.

When and where: Thursday 27 November, 10am – 12.30pm, Footscray Park campus, building G, room G368.

Register to attend Author workshop on journal and book publishing (Springer).

Database training

Compendex: interdisciplinary engineering database

Receive a general overview and tips for effective searching on Compendex database, available through our Library Databases A-Z. It covers all engineering disciplines (1969 to present), with over 8 million records, references from over 5,000 international engineering sources (journal, conference, and trade publications), and weekly updates. 

Drop-in sessions will be held at Footscray Park campus, building D, room D441:

  • Tues 25 November, 12pm–1pm
  • Thursday 27 November, 10am–11am

Contact librarian Dana Kuljanin at