Library online drop-ins: for all students

Two people in VU Library on laptop
29 April – 21 June 2024, 11am–12noon

Drop in online and chat to a librarian to assist you with finding resources for your assignment or information on how to reference, and to develop skills beyond the basics.

Online drop-ins are open to all VU students (TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate) from each discipline area. Sessions are free and appointments are not required.

Research & referencing drop-ins online

Access the online drop-in sessions in the new space called ‘Library Links and Support’ within VU Collaborate:

  1. Log in to VU Collaborate and access Discover from the homepage.
  2. Select Library Links and Support and enrol.
  3. Click 'Zoom Classroom' within the 'Communication' tab for Library Links and Support.
  4. Join 'Library Research & Referencing drop-in'.

Drop-in times

Monday to Friday, 11am-12pm (noon), from Monday 29 April to Friday 21 June 2024.

There are no drop-ins on public holidays and university holidays: 

  • Monday 10 June – King's Birthday.

Note that these online sessions are for VU students only.

Beyond the basics drop-ins

Talk with librarians online via Zoom about the range of resources available in your field of study from First Year to PhD. Email the librarian to book an appointment and please state your preferred time/day. You will receive a confirmation of your appointment and a link to the Zoom meeting.

Arts & education

Learn how to:

  • plan research
  • select specialist databases
  • locate sources for any assessment topic
  • reference using APA7.

Email librarians [email protected] or [email protected] for Zoom meetings: Monday to Friday, 8am—4pm, by appointment.

Business, IT & VU English

Email Business, IT and VU English librarian [email protected] for assistance with your assessment tasks, looking for information or referencing help.

Engineering & science

Get a head start with:

  • library research and locating resources for your assessment tasks
  • planning effective search strategies
  • database searching
  • accessing articles and Australian Standards
  • referencing and EndNote reference management tool.

Email engineering & science librarian [email protected] for Zoom meetings, Monday-Thursday, by appointment.

Health & sport

Get tips on how to:

  • locate sources for your assessment tasks
  • plan effective search strategies
  • evaluate information
  • manage your references.

Email health & sport librarians [email protected] , [email protected] or [email protected] for Zoom meetings, Monday-Thursday, by appointment.

Law & criminology

Learn how to:

  • plan legal research
  • use specialist legal databases to locate case law, legislation, and secondary sources
  • identify sources and authorities relevant to any legal issue
  • reference using AGLC4.

Email law librarians [email protected] or [email protected] for Zoom meetings: Monday to Friday, 8am—4pm, by appointment.