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Use What Where or Not at All

Learning Hubs

Learning Hubs: study advice & career guidance

Learning Hubs are welcoming, collaborative spaces where you can improve your study skills and receive career guidance.

Practical workshops and drop-in sessions are provided to all of our students, as well as after-hours online advice. The drop-in sessions are in the areas of:

Peer mentors are also available to support your transition into university life.

Use these links to:

Online Library drop-in sessions

Students can get advice with:

  • database searching
  • accessing articles
  • finding and evaluating resources
  • referencing
  • any other information research skills

When:

Tuesday 31 March '20 (12.30PM-1.30PM)

Thursday 2 April '20 (12.30PM-1.30PM)

Tuesday 7 April '20 (12.30PM-1.30PM)

Thursday 9 April '20 (12.30PM-1.30PM)

Connect via Zoom:

https://victoriauniversity.zoom.us/j/291419895

Why do I need to evaluate my information sources?

Being able to critically evaluate information is an essential research skill. There are many different types and sources of information available but how will you know that the information you find is relevant and reliable? 

Google vs. VU Library

Search engines are widely regarded as the most popular means of finding information. However, Google, Bing or Yahoo and other popular search engines should never be your only research tool.

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  • Outside of HE semester: 
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