Library Research Essentials for Undergraduate Students

Most Library research skills programs for undergraduate students are actually embedded within specific subjects as part of all major degrees. However, the Library also provides a range of co-curricular workshops and online resources to help undergraduate students develop essential library research skills.

Introduction to the Library & searching the literature

Databases and Due Dates: A Newbies Guide to the Library

You'll be using the Library in many ways - to find resources for your subjects and assignments, as your study space on campus, and as a place where you can get help. Come and learn about how to find and use the University's thirteen libraries.

Wed 15/02 @ 11.00-12.00
PAR-Medical-C403 (Wright Theatre)
Immediately followed by session on academic writing for Undergraduates

Wed  22/02 @ 10.00am-11.00am
PAR-Redmond  Barry-200 (Rivett Theatre)
Immediately followed by session on academic writing for Undergraduates

Thur 23/02 @ 11.00-12.00
PAR-Peter Hall-G01 (JH Michell Theatre)
Immediately followed by a session on referencing

Other online information can be found at:

Reference Management

NB: Software needs to be downloaded and installed in advance. Toll free phone numbers are provided for Australian users. VOIP can also be used.

Other online information can be found at:

Microsoft Office, Adobe & Google Apps

  • Pick It Up Online - online training resource for University of Melbourne students and staff
  • Office 365 - online training resource for University of Melbourne students and staff

How to register

  1. Click the link for the session you are interested in.
  2. Click the 'Register' link to the right of the session date/time and location you prefer.
  3. Log in using your University of Melbourne username and password.

NB: Some sessions are only open to students of a certain level of study or from particular faculties. See session notes for eligibility details.

View your registrations

  1. Log in to your Library Account via the 'Login to your Library borrowing record' link on the library homepage.

Cancel a registration

  1. Log in to your Library Account via the  'Login to your Library borrowing record' link on the Library homepage.
  2. Click the 'Program currently registered' link.
  3. Select the session you wish to cancel, then click the 'Cancel selected items' link.

If you cancel your registration:

  • You can register for another session with the same title, and
  • You will allow people on Waitlists to attend.

Waitlists

Waitlists operate for popular sessions. If you are on a Waitlist, you will automatically receive a place if one becomes available.

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