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Study hints

Using the library for research

  • Our staff promote the development of key skills and capabilities
  • The library is a safe place with quiet spaces for research and free internet and wi-fi access.

Our catalogue

The catalogue is the gateway to a wealth of materials to help you with your study. Searching is easy and leads you to resources in print, e-book and audio, as well as DVDs, CDs, magazines and online information databases.

Reference Books

Our libraries have a range of Reference books; the most substantial collection is at St Kilda Library.

Online Reference Centre

Explore our Online Reference Centre where you can search for information on our online databases.

Never leave without asking for help – If you haven’t found what you are looking for just ask for help! Our staff can give you a hand.

Useful Links

Study skills

There are a number of websites that contain useful information to assist you with your study.

Reading and writing 

How to write essays, reports, case studies, literature reviews, reflective journal, oral presentations and annotated bibliographies.

Organisation and time management 

Learn how to balance study, work, family and a social life by planning your time and studying efficiently.


Learn how to break research tasks into manageable parts and develop research questions, as well as select, search for, find and evaluate information sources.

Exam preparation

Get tips on how to prepare for and sit exams successfully.

Information for international students

Books for study skills

Max Your Marks : Tips from Top Students on How to Conquer Year 12
     by Austin, Rowena; Hastwell, Annie (2010)

Study Skills for Dummies
     by du Boulay, Doreen (2009)

Study Smarter, Not Harder
     by Paul, Kevin (2009)

Computer skills

Dynamic Learning Online Training Courses

Dynamic Learning Online offers fully interactive training programs in Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007, Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista

The Computer School

The computer school is a great beginners guide to your PC: word processing, internet access, social networking and more! 

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