The Library provides essential learning materials within VU Collaborate and and through the Library Guides, which are online guides that support student learning, as well as staff and researchers, at Victoria University (VU).

They will point you to a variety of resources available in our Library, including databases, e-journals, e-books, and other online resources.

General guides

Referencing guides

These guides provide details about how to use the appropriate referencing style to reference the resources you have used.

Before you select a referencing guide, read the Academic Integrity at VU guide to get an overview of the principles of referencing and why it's important to avoid plagiarism.

Specific referencing style guides:

'How to' guides

These guides provide assistance with common library tasks.


Library course & unit guides

Library course guides provide an introduction to Library resources within particular discipline areas.

Unit guides are created by VU Library staff, in consultation with teaching staff, to provide access to library resources and information tailored to the subject content of individual units of study.



Unit readings

Essential learning materials are available within the unit space on VU Collaborate.

See Student Guide: Accessing Unit Readings for step-by-step instructions on how to:

  • view online reading
  • download the reading
  • access readings on Apple mobile devices.

Researcher & staff guides

Researcher guides

Library Guides for the VU researcher.


Staff guides

Library Guides for VU staff.