Library online drop-ins: for all students

People participating in the VU Library drop-in sessions.
1 May – 9 June 2023, 11am–3pm
13–23 June 2023, 11am–3pm

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 1 May to Friday 23 June 2023

Monday to Friday, 11am–12pm (noon) and 2pm–3pm, except on public holiday Monday 12 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, and VU English. 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, 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.

Business, IT & VU English

Talk with Business, IT and VU English librarians via Zoom to get assistance with your assessment tasks, looking for information or referencing help. Drop in, on a Thursday, anytime between 11.30am to 1pm, Melbourne time via the zoom link available in Learning Hub Online - Drop-ins (log in is required) or email [email protected] for an appointment.