Free event

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

Sessions are offered online. Connect via Zoom through the VU Collaborate Learning Hub, Zoom Classroom section.

For help, see how to:

Drop-in times:

Monday 16 January to Friday 17 February 2023: Tuesday and Thursday, 11am–12pm (noon)

More sessions will be scheduled throughout the year.

Note that these online sessions are for VU students only.

Research & referencing drop-ins at City Library

Drop into the City Library on Thursdays, 11.30am–1pm, until December 2022 for assistance with your assessment tasks, looking for information, and referencing help from Business Librarians. We also cover VU English, VU College and other discipline areas, everyone is welcome. Drop-ins will resume 19 January 2023.

We are situated next to the sign near the stairs, or ask at the Library service desk. You can set up a Zoom appointment at any other time or enquire via email to [email protected] or phone + 61 3 9919 4423.

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.

Law & criminology

Get tips on how to search for resources more effectively and reference them correctly: case law, legislation, journals, books and more.

Email law librarians [email protected] or [email protected] for Zoom meetings, Monday to Friday (except 23 December 2022 – 2 January 2023), 8am–4pm, by appointment.

Health & biomedicine

Get tips on how to:

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

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

Engineering, Science & IT

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 & IT librarian [email protected] for Zoom meetings, Monday-Thursday, by appointment until 22 December 2022, and then from 9 January 2023 during summer block.

All event dates

  • 17 January 2023, 11:00am to 17 January 2023, 12:00pm
  • 19 January 2023, 11:00am to 19 January 2023, 12:00pm
  • 24 January 2023, 11:00am to 24 January 2023, 12:00pm
  • 26 January 2023, 11:00am to 26 January 2023, 12:00pm
  • 31 January 2023, 11:00am to 31 January 2023, 12:00pm
  • 2 February 2023, 11:00am to 2 February 2023, 12:00pm
  • 7 February 2023, 11:00am to 7 February 2023, 12:00pm
  • 9 February 2023, 11:00am to 9 February 2023, 12:00pm
  • 14 February 2023, 11:00am to 14 February 2023, 12:00pm
  • 16 February 2023, 11:00am to 16 February 2023, 12:00pm

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