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New Users' Library Guide

Essential information for new users of the University of Melbourne Library.

Where do I find resources for my assignments?


Answer: Library search tools can help you find resources for your assignments. These tools include Discovery, the Library catalogue, Google Scholar and Subject Research Guides.

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Three great options to help you discover the best resources for your assignments and develop your research skills:


Visit the Research Essentials guide

This guide has been specially made by Librarians and Academic Skills Advisers to help level up your researching skills, including tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your time searching, reading, and writing.


View the Subject Research Guides

These guides are made by your subject-specialist Librarians to show you the most useful search tools and resources for your area of study.


Visit the Academic Skills website

Academic Skills can help you develop your reading, writing and referencing skills with their range of online resources.

You can also book a face-to-face appointment with an Academic Skills Asviser who can work with you to develop your writing and study skills.