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 short 20-minute sessions to one-hour information sessions or two-hour hands-on workshops.
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An introductory session on how to organise and manage information using bibliographic software Endnote:
- create and build an Endnote library
- import citation information from catalogues and databases into an EndNote library
- choose appropriate referencing or bibliographic style
- insert references into a Word document to create bibliographies.
For experienced Endnote users wanting advanced tips for managing their Endnote library and working with Word and Endnote. Participants identify areas/topics they want to address in the session.
When and where: Tuesday 23 February, 10am-12pm, City Flinders Library Training Room
When and where: Friday 4 March, 10am-12pm, Footscray Park Library Training (Room P307).
Research Impact Metrics Made Easy
Monitoring your research performance (useful metrics for application for grants, funding). Topics covered include:
- quality of journal (Scimago)
- quality of article (VU Elements)
- quality of researcher (VU Elements)
- easy metrics via VU Elements
- your external research profile
- differences between disciplines
- other measures to show impact
- uses for impact data.
When and where:
- Thursday 25 February 10am - 11am, City Flinders Library Training Room
- Thursday 3 March 10am - 11am at Footscray Park Library (Room P307).
E-books: an introduction
This introductory information session will cover:
- finding e-books through the search box on the Library home page
- borrowing, downloading & printing e-books
- where to find help.
Advanced e-book session
Learn how to download e-books for offline access including how to download and install Adobe Digital editions on desktops/laptops or Bluefire reader app on mobile devices.
Law Student Essentials
On campus and online classes for Law students.
Finding books and journal articles, and using legal dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Online sessions: Sessions are available from 7 March - 13 May.
Deciphering case citations, using case citators, finding case digests.
Online sessions: Sessions are available from 14 March - 9 May.
Learn how to find up-to-date legislation quickly and easily.
Online sessions: Sessions are available from 21 March - 11 May.
Avoiding plagiarism and creating footnotes and bibliographies that comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC).
When and where: 5 April at City Queen campus (PC Lab RO3.02).
Online sessions: Sessions are available from 7 April - 12 May.