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 online resources to help undergraduate students develop essential library research skills.

Online guides

Reference Management

Watch recordings of library webinars on reference management, on topics such as:

  • Which reference manager: EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero?
  • Zotero for beginners
  • Mendeley for beginners
  • EndNote for beginners
  • EndNote for advanced users

Watch a webinar on EndNote (presented by Thomson Reuters)

Further 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 for webinars

(Only for March sessions)

  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

(Only for March sessions)

  1. Log in to your Library Account via the 'Borrowing Record' link on the library homepage.

Cancel a registration

(Only for March sessions)

  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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