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, and to develop skills beyond the basics.

Research & referencing drop-ins

Online drop-in sessions are open to all students (TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate) from each discipline area. Sessions are free and no appointment is required.

Connect via Zoom through the VU Collaborate Learning Hub, Zoom Classroom section

See how to:

Drop-in times for April are:

  • Thursday 2 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Tuesday 7 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Thursday 9 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Tuesday 21 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Thursday 23 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Tuesday 28 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Wednesday 29 April, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Thursday 30 April, 12.30-1.30pm.

Note that these online sessions are for VU students only.

Beyond the basics drop-ins

Finding Law resources

Talk with librarians online about the range of resources available in law and criminology from First Year to PhD: case law, legislation, journals, books and more. Get tips on how to search for resources more effectively and reference them correctly.

Connect online: Ask a Law Librarian

Library staff will be online at the advertised drop-in times:

  • Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April, 11am to 12noon
  • Monday 6 April to Friday 10 April, 11am to 12noon.


Workshops are not available through Learning Hubs for all undergraduate students.

VU Library Start

How to find the library service or resource you require for being successful at university. Sessions at campuses from 30 March to 1 April 2020 have been cancelled.  Refer to Library Guide VU Library Start.

Library workshops will soon be available online.

For honours and masters students, the Researcher Development Program has EndNote sessions. To book, email [email protected].

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) [email protected].