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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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.
Drop in sessions
Explore Compendex engineering database
For engineering staff and research students – general overview of Compendex database (covers all engineering disciplines, over 8 million records) and tips for effective searching. Bookings are not required. Just drop in.
Monday 16 February 10.30am – 11am
Thursday 19 February 10.30am – 11am
Tuesday 24 February 12.30pm – 1pm
Where: All session will be held at Footscray Park Campus, Building D, Room D441
Get help from College Librarians at Werribee Library
Every Thursday (9.30am-4.30pm), a librarian from one of the following Colleges will be available at Werribee Library to assist students with finding information:
- College of Education
- College of Engineering & Science
- College of Health & Biomedicine
The librarians will provide assistance with:
- database searching
- accessing articles
- any other information research skills.
The librarians will be available at the service desk in person or by phone on 9919 8250.
Creating a list of references with RefWorks
For students interested in seeing how to use the RefWorks software to create a list at the end of their assignments.
When & where:
Monday 2 March 2.30pm – 3.30pm City Flinders Library Training Room
Tuesday 3 March 2pm – 2.40pm Footscray Park Library Training Room (P212)
Thursday 5 March 3.15pm – 3.55pm Footscray Park Library Training Room (P212)
Tuesday 10 March 12.00pm – 1.00pm City Flinders Library Training Room
Accessing online resources
E-books: an introduction
An information session on:
- finding e-books through the search box on the Library home page
- borrowing, downloading and printing e-books
- help and support available.
Law Student Essentials
Law Student Essentials workshops focus on developing the necessary research skills to find case law, legislation and secondary sources.
Learn how to decipher case citations and find out why case citators are the most commonly used legal databases. Find summaries of cases (case digests) and cases in hard copy and online.
When and where:
Wednesday 4 March, 10.00am-11.00am or 11.00am-12.00pm, Footscray Park Library, Training Room (P307).
Find up-to-date legislation quickly and easily, and identify types of legislation – lifecycles. (Is it up-to-date? Is it in force? How can you be sure?)
Learn how to recognise purpose, context & mischief – second reading speeches, explanatory memoranda and more.
When and where:
Wednesday 11 March, 10.00am-11.00am or 11.00am-12.00pm, Footscray Park Library, Training Room (P307).
Find books and journal articles, and use legal encyclopaedias quickly and effectively. Learn how to make full use of legal dictionaries and go beyond definitions, and use legal encyclopaedias and legal journals.
When and where:
Wednesday 18 March, 10.00am-11.00am or 11.00am-12.00pm, Footscray Park Library, Training Room (P307).