Researcher @Library Training for Graduate Students and Researchers

The University Library provides a range of workshops to help researchers develop their library research skills. Workshops cover topics ranging from literature searching and managing your references and data to publishing strategically and tracking impact.

NB: Workshops marked 'UpSkills' are open only to graduate researchers (PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research students). All other Researcher@Library workshops are open to all graduate students and staff.

Upcoming sessions:

Visualise your data for HASS: Information session and workshop
Wednesday, 15th March @ 1:00 - 2:30pm
Arts-West Building, Digital Studio (level 3)
An introductory session for HASS researchers in communicating elements of research as visualisations. The session includes decision making, demonstration of easy to use tools, and hands-on experience. BYO device. book here

Searching the Literature

Searching the Literature – Discipline Specific

Systematic Review Miniseries

Reference Management

Reference Management – Discipline Specific

Data Visualisation

Research Data Management

Researcher Profiles, Strategic Publishing & Research Impact

Upcoming sessions:

Using SciVal and Scopus to demonstrate track records for Grant Applications.  This session will cover how to create reports including how to track and report on research outputs from previously awarded grants.  The focus disciplines will be science, engineering, and biosciences, but the session will be informative to research management and administration staff in all disciplines.
9.30am – 11.00am
Baillieu 1st Flr eLearning Studio #2
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New Features & Functionalities of SciVal. In this session anyone with some knowledge of SciVal will learn how to use several new features: Reports, CiteScore, Awarded Grants, and Mass Media.
11.30am – 1.00pm
Baillieu 1st Flr eLearning Studio #2
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SciVal for Newbies! Need to assess your department's or research group's research performance from multiple perspectives?  Need to track, demonstrate and report on research impact and translation? Not sure where to start? This session will introduce SciVal's capabilities within a business, economics and social sciences framework, but all disciplines will find the content relevant.
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Baillieu 1st Flr eLearning Studio #2
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Other online information can be found at:

  • UpSkills: Open Access Thesis Requirements – Early Planning Advice [coming soon]
  • UpSkills: Open Access Thesis Requirements – Critical Issues for Submission [coming soon]

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

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