Training programs

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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Researcher training

Beginners Endnote

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.

When and where: Sessions are available from 17 February - 26 May at City Flinders, Footscray Park, Werribee & St Albans Campus Libraries.

Register to attend Beginners Endnote.

Endnote advanced

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).

Register to attend Endnote advanced.

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:

Register to attend Research Impact Metrics Made Easy.

E-books

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.

When and where: Sessions are available from 29 February - 22 March at Footscray Park, Sunshine and Werribee Campus Libraries.

Register to attend E-books: an introduction.

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.

When and where: Sessions are available from 11 March - 13 April at City Flinders Library training room and Footscray Park Library (Room P202).

Register to attend Advanced e-book session.

Law Student Essentials

On campus and online classes for Law students.

Secondary sources

Finding books and journal articles, and using legal dictionaries and encyclopedias.

When and where: Sessions are available from 7 - 11 March at City Queen campus (PC Lab RO3.02) and Footscray Park Library Training Room (Room P213).

Register to attend on campus sessions Law Student Essentials – Secondary sources 

Online sessions: Sessions are available from 7 March - 13 May.

Register to attend online Law Student Essentials -Secondary sources.

Case law

Deciphering case citations, using case citators, finding case digests.

When and where: Sessions are available from 14 - 18 March at City Queen campus (PC Lab RO3.02) and Footscray Park Library Training Room (Room P213).

Register to attend on campus sessions Law Student Essentials – Case law

Online sessions: Sessions are available from 14 March - 9 May.

Register to attend online Law Student Essentials – Case law.

Legislation

Learn how to find up-to-date legislation quickly and easily.

When and where: Sessions are available from 21 - 25 March at City Queen campus (PC Lab RO3.02) and Footscray Park Library Training Room (Room P213).

Register to attend on campus sessions Law Student Essentials – Legislation.

Online sessions: Sessions are available from 21 March - 11 May.

Register to attend online Law Student Essentials – Legislation.

AGLC referencing

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).

Register to attend on campus session Law Student Essentials – AGLC referencing.

Online sessions: Sessions are available from 7 April - 12 May.

Register to attend online Law Student Essentials – AGLC referencing.