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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Researcher training

Endnote: Beginners

An introductory session for those who need to organise and manage information using bibliographic software. Covers the basics of building an Endnote library and creating bibliographies.

When & where: Sessions are available from 27 May - 27 August at City Flinders, Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson, Werribee & St Albans campus Libraries.

Register to attend Endnote: Beginners

Statistical tests in SPSS

This session is for Research students using quantitative analysis in their research.
A Research Ambassador will show how to use SPSS to carry out statistical tests (Pearson’s χ2 test, Fisher’s exact test, Monte Carlo test) and analyse results.

This is a BYO session – PCs are provided but research students need to bring some of their data to get the most out of the workshop.

When & where: Thursday 2 July 2015, 1pm-2pm, City Flinders Campus, Training Room 15.01

Register to attend Stastitcial tests in SPSS.

Copyright for Researchers

Librarian Jessica Cork and Copyright Officer Ingrid Unger will discuss aspects of copyright affecting research students and staff when they publish their work (thesis or research paper) and share data:

  • securing your author rights through a SPARC Author Addendum
  • submitting a digital thesis to a repository or depositing in repository through VU Elements
  • re-publishing your own work
  • getting permission for the use of third-party material in your research/publication
  • sharing your data
  • navigating contracts/licences, including CC-BY licenses for Open Access publishing.

When & where: Thursday 9 July (2.00pm-3.00pm), Footscray Park Library (Room P307)

Register to attend Copyright for Researchers.

Data Management Essentials: for all stages of a research project

For research students and staff working on a research project or applying for funding and grants. Librarian Jessica Cork will discuss:

  • benefits of effective data management
  • saving time
  • avoiding data loss by using secure storage systems
  • facilitating sharing
  • complying with funder mandates
  • setting up your data management plan
  • sharing your data
  • finding the data of others
  • citing data.

When & where: Thursday 23 July & Monday 31 August, 2pm-3pm, Footscray Park Library

When & where: Wednesday 5 August, 10am-11am, City Flinders Library

Register to attend Data Management Essentials.

College-specific support

Drop-in sessions for Arts students

A librarian will be available at Footscray Nicholson Library, every Tuesday, to help students of the College of Arts with:

  • Referencing – any queries about using the correct referencing style for assignments
  • Finding and evaluating library resources for your assignment
  • Using: Library Search & Databases
  • Help with exam preparation.

For: All Arts students – VE/FE students, undergraduate students including Winter school students, postgraduate students

When: Every Tuesday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm. No need to book – just drop in anytime between 12.00pm and 2.00pm.

Where: Footscray Nicholson Library. Ask for the drop-in session at the library desk.