Welcome to all new and continuing students. Connect with the library online for resources, services, training and support. Library staff are available online to assist you with your studies.
Use this checklist for library support throughout your studies.
Access your online library
Access the range of library resources and services available:
When off-campus, you need to log in with your MyVU username and password to view full-text items when:
- searching across our range of resources with Library search
- accessing individual databases
- accessing individual eJournals.
Ask for assistance
For help with finding library resources and services, visit the Library website:
- online chat with library staff: Ask The Library
- face-to-face assistance via Zoom
- frequently asked questions (FAQs) for answers to library questions anytime.
You can also email your queries to [email protected].
To find resources for assignments and referencing, get librarian help at Library online drop-ins.
Using library resources
While most of your essential learning materials will be embedded in the unit space on VU Collaborate, you might also find the resources below helpful in your studies.
Access Library Guides
If you are new to the library, see Library Guide VU Library Start to find the library service or resource you require for being successful at university.
Bookmark Library Guides for easy access to course and unit guides as well as ‘how to’ guides for step-by-step instructions and short videos for help with:
Find the latest e-books on our virtual bookshelf. Read e-books online or, to read an e-book offline (no internet access required), you first need to download the e-book via a secure internet connection.
Depending on the e-book provider, you can simply download PDF chapters, or in some cases download the whole book using Adobe Digital Editions (free software). View instructions and short videos on how to download e-books.
Complete online training
Academic Integrity modules
As you access and use online resources for your study, it is important to understand the Academic Integrity values of respect, honesty, fairness and responsibility. Link through to the Library Guide Academic Integrity at VU and learn about the five Academic Integrity modules in VU Collaborate and VU's Academic Integrity Policy.
Work through the first Academic Integrity module with the help of a librarian at the online workshop ‘Getting started with Academic Integrity’. Book Academic Integrity workshop in March-June.
Study & career skills
See library online training to develop research and referencing skills, and further skills for future work or study.
Get VU EasyRef
VU EasyRef is an easy-to-use interactive referencing tool, accessible on desktop and mobile, for referencing support when you need it. VU EasyRef contains examples on how to reference using all the referencing styles used at VU.
Download the Victoria University App on your smartphone, or watch a short video on how to access and use VU EasyRef.
Create a LinkedIn Learning account
You have free access to LinkedIn Learning – over 16,000 expert-led, online courses and video tutorials to develop business, technology and creative skills for your study and career.
Create your LinkedIn Learning account:
- within VU Collaborate at the point of clicking on your course resources
- via the library’s A-Z Database: L - LinkedIn Learning.
Your LinkedIn Learning account is for accessing video content and is not a personal LinkedIn profile. Once you have created a LinkedIn Learning account, you can download videos for offline viewing - see Taking a course on mobile.