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Use What Where or Not at All

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Learning Hubs: academic and study skills

Learning Hubs are welcoming, collaborative virtual and physical spaces that provide academic skill development and advice; assistance with transition to study; and a range of activities that build and enhance what you learn in the classroom.

From VU Polytechnic to PhD students we've got something for you. Offering workshops, drop-ins, study groups and 'Essential Activities', we help you build your skills for these areas and more:

Student Mentors are also available to assist you transition to uni and throughout your studies.

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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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