Orientation & Training

We offer a range of training sessions to help you develop your research and library skills. 

Library Orientation

This 30 minute session in the Library may be scheduled by Lecturers during class time or by the Library as an "open to all" session.

You will learn about opening hours, borrowing, printing and photocopying, computer services, student id cards and the library webpage.  A short tour of the facilities is included.

Basic Referencing

This 30 minute session may be scheduled by Lecturers during class time or by the Library as an "open to all" session. 

You will learn about plagiarism and the consequences of not referencing your assignments. In text citations and end text references and their basic elements will be discussed as well as quotations vs paraphrasing.  You will learn how to find the South Metropolitan TAFE Referencing & Plagiarism Libguide and APA Referencing Guide as well as how to reference information from books and journal issues.  Participants will practice referencing a quotation from a book and a journal article.

Advanced Referencing

This 30 minute session may be scheduled by Lecturers during class time or by the Library as an "open to all" session.  Basic Referencing is a pre-requisite for attendance at this class.

You will learn how to reference more complex examples with corporate authors or editors as well as how to reference conference papers, images and information from electronic sources such as websites, journal articles from databases and e-books. 

Introduction to Using Databases

This 30 minute session may be scheduled by Lecturers during class time or by the Library as an "open to all" session.

You will learn about the benefits of using databases for research, how to locate them on the Library web page and how to login both on and off campus. In this session you will search a database for a journal article and learn how to retrieve, email, print, cite and save it.

Advanced Databases Searching

This 30 minute session may be scheduled by Lecturers during class time or by the Library as an "open to all" session. Introduction to Research Using Databases is a pre-requisite for attendance at this class.

You will build on the knowledge learnt in the introductory session, learning how to refine searches even further and how to create a personal profile or folder to save searches and create alerts.