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

Drop in and see a librarian to assist you with finding resources for your assignment, or information on how to reference.

Research & referencing drop-ins

Sessions are offered at various locations from 22 July – 22 November:

Sessions are not available during HE mid-semester break and on public holidays: 

  • HE mid-semester break: 23 September – 27 September
  • Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final holiday: 27 September 
  • Melbourne Cup Day: 5 November


Workshops will be 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:

  • VU Library Start: How to find the library service or resource you require for being successful at university. Sessions are offered at various campuses from 6 August to 8 September. Book a session.
  • Law workshops covering the following topics:
    • secondary sources for law
    • legislation and case law
    • torts law research
    • contract law research (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)