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

Get librarian advice about researching your assignment and referencing your sources. Just drop in at a campus library - you don't need to book an appointment.

Drop-in Library referencing & researching

During HE semester (23 July – 16 November 2018), see a librarian:

Drop-in sessions are not available:

  • mid-semester break: 24 - 28 September
  • Melbourne Cup Day: 6 November.

Librarian advice at Werribee Library

All Werribee students (TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate) can get advice about:

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

When: Every Tuesday during semester (except mid-semester break 24 - 28 September, public holidays and University holidays), 9.30am–1pm and 2-5pm

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


Workshops are available through Learning Hubs for all undergraduate students.

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.
    To book, search for ‘eBook.’ Bookings are available for 18-27 September.
  • Questioning as a critical skill: How to ask better questions for an assignment topic or major research project.
    To book, search for 'guided enquiry.' 
  • 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

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)