Library

Workshops & drop-in sessions

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 include 30-minute sessions, one-hour information sessions, and two-hour hands-on workshops.

Drop-in sessions: all discipline areas & year levels

In 2019, get librarian advice about researching your assignment and referencing your sources. Just drop in at a campus library - you won't need to book an appointment.

Drop-in Library referencing & researching

Sessions will be offered in 2019 at various locations and the schedule will be available in February 2019:

Librarian advice at Werribee Library

Librarian will be available in February 2019 to provide advice to all Werribee students (TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate) about:

  • database searching
  • accessing articles
  • referencing
  • any other information research skills.

When: Schedule will be available in February 2019

Where: Werribee Library service desk or by phoning +61 3 9919 8250

Workshops

Workshops will be available in 2019 through Learning Hubs for all undergraduate students. Schedule will be available in February-March 2019.

Log in to the online Learning Hub, click on the tab called 'Workshops' and search for a Library workshop using the relevant keyword:

  • Troubleshooting VU Library e-books: How to find, borrow, download and print eBooks, and where to find help.
  • Questioning as a critical skill: How to ask better questions for an assignment topic or major research project.
  • Law workshops covering the following topics:
    • secondary sources for law
    • legislation
    • case law (to book, search for 'law')
    • AGLC referencing (to book, search for 'AGLC').

For honours and masters students, the Researcher Development Program has Endnote sessions. To book, email library.workshops@vu.edu.au

Researcher development (including Research Ambassador workshops)

Library staff contribute to the Researcher Development Program by delivering sessions on topics such as using Endnote, using research database & research tools, getting your research published and measuring research impact.

Research Ambassadors’ mini-workshops

Research Ambassadors run mini-workshops throughout the year on a range of different research topics. In the mini-workshops, the Research Ambassadors provide peer-to-peer research support to both research students and staff in a range of skill areas including: research design, data analysis, data management, statistical software, Qualtrics, writing, ethics applications and general transition support. These workshops provide a relaxed and informal learning setting.

For more information about these sessions (run by the Library or Research Ambassadors) see the Researcher Development Program calendar.

If the session you are interested in is not listed or you would like the Library to run additional sessions for a specific audience contact the Cameron Barrie (Research Librarian) cameron.barrie@vu.edu.au.