Library staff are here to help you improve your searching, reading, writing, information management, and referencing skills. Use these library self-help resources to learn more or contact a librarian if you need guidance to strengthen your study skills.
- Constructing a search strategy
- Understanding the different types of information sources
- The Library search box: basic searching skills
- Searching for open access, online and print books
- Searching for journals
- Searching for journal articles
- Searching for audiovisual resources
- Evaluating your information
- Managing your references
- Using information ethically
Successful Searching for Business
- Business Information Essentials: Introduces high quality information sources and professional skills specifically relating to the business disciplinary area.
Successful Searching for Law
- Introduction to Legal Research: Explains legal research principles and terminology. Provides guidance in locating secondary sources, Australian legislation and case law and is particularly relevant to law students.
- AGLC Referencing Tutorial: This interactive tutorial that allows you to practice on real content - Cases, Legislation, Journal articles, Books, Newspapers and Internet Materials.
- The Study Smart site gives you access to a range of self-help resources, including the Assignment Calculator which you can use to plan your assignments
- Pre-reading Techniques: Pre-reading helps you decide whether a text is relevant for your goals.
- Selective Reading Techniques: Selective reading helps you read academic texts efficiently.
- RefQuest: An interactive, monster-fighting game to assist with learning about different referencing styles and when to use them. Created in collaboration with Learning Futures.
Contact a librarian
- Online Librarians: If you need help getting started with your assignments, our Online Librarians are available during Library operational hours
- Study Smart Librarians: For help with finding the best information for your assignments and referencing your sources, you can book an appointment with a Study Smart Librarian.
- Studiosity provides academic skills support and an academic writing feedback service, and you can access Studiosity from any vUWS subject site.