Training and workshops

23 Apr 2024 1:00 pm

DIY RAVE: Benchmarking and other metrics

Learn how to benchmark your research against other academics and fields of research.


23 Apr 2024 1:30 pm

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 2

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


23 Apr 2024 4:00 pm

How to Avoid Burnout

In this workshop, we’ll help you:

  • identify the signs of burnout
  • how to overcome it
  • how to avoid it in future.


23 Apr 2024 5:00 pm

Advanced Search Skills for Health Sciences

In this advanced database searching session, you’ll learn:

  • how to systematically search Medline
  • translate your search across other databases


24 Apr 2024 10:00 am

Writing with Style

This workshop will examine some creative and practical approaches to help you write in clear and precise language and develop more distinctive and elegant prose in your thesis.


24 Apr 2024 10:00 am

EndNote for Researchers

Learn the fundamentals to using EndNote for reference management.


24 Apr 2024 10:00 am

Essays and Referencing

In this workshop, you'll learn how to
  • plan, structure and write an essay
  • use evidence in your writing
  • use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)


24 Apr 2024 11:00 am

Copyright Consideration Session for students

Discover how to use copyright protected material in your thesis, assignments or presentations.


24 Apr 2024 11:30 am

Report Writing and Referencing

In this workshop, you'll learn
  • the key features of a report
  • where and how to include evidence in your report writing
  • how to use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)


24 Apr 2024 2:00 pm

Using Evidence in your Writing

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • the role of evidence in academic writing
  • how to use quotations and paraphrasing
  • the difference between in-text citations and reference lists
  • how to incorporate in-text citations in your writing
  • how to link evidence and claims in your writing


24 Apr 2024 3:00 pm

How to Catch up when you Fall Behind

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • some steps for getting back on track after falling behind
  • strategies for time management and prioritising tasks
  • where to go for more support


24 Apr 2024 5:00 pm

Using Library Databases and Google Scholar

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • the search process
  • how to use databases and why we use them
  • how to combine search techniques in databases and Google Scholar to boost your results


29 Apr 2024 11:00 am

Improve your Library Search Skills

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • how to get great search results
  • how to evaluate different types of resources
  • how to analyse your topic
  • search techniques for Library Search


29 Apr 2024 1:00 pm

Open Access @LaTrobe

Learn about the benefits of Open Access Publishing and the options available through La Trobe to make your work freely available.


30 Apr 2024 11:00 am

Write that Assignment: Essays

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • how to plan, structure and write an essay
  • how to use evidence in your writing
  • where to get help


30 Apr 2024 12:00 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles Drop-In Session

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!


30 Apr 2024 1:00 pm

Visualise Your Thesis information session

Come along and find out about the 2024 La Trobe University VYT competition.


30 Apr 2024 2:00 pm

Write that Assignment: Reports

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • the key features of a report
  • where and how to include evidence in your report writing


1 May 2024 10:00 am

Finding your Voice in Academic Writing

This workshop will consider the issue of how to find your voice when writing as an academic. It will consider the question of what voice is, look at rhetorical and linguistic strategies for foregrounding your voice and provide an opportunity for you to consider the effectiveness of your voice in your own writing. 


1 May 2024 11:00 am

DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

Learn how to create a brief citation and impact report that showcases your excellence using a sample of your five career-best publications.


1 May 2024 3:00 pm

Manage your References with EndNote

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • create a new desktop EndNote library
  • populate your library with references
  • attach PDFs to references
  • use EndNote's Cite-While-You-Write feature to create in-text citations, edit citations, generate a reference list and change output styles
  • create groups, smart groups and group sets
  • format a bibliography/reference list
  • save and back up an EndNote library
Please note: you should have a good understanding of referencing and how to reference before attending this workshop.


2 May 2024 1:00 pm

Formatting in Microsoft Word for Researchers

Learn the tips and tricks on how to use Microsoft Word to format your long documents.


6 May 2024 11:00 am

Advanced Database Searching

Learn to systematically and comprehensively search key research databases.


7 May 2024 1:00 pm

Using Library Databases and Google Scholar

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • how to get great search results
  • about databases and why we use them
  • search techniques in databases and Google Scholar


8 May 2024 10:00 am

Writing Thesis Abstracts

This workshop will look at what to include and what not to include in a thesis abstract and offer some quick tips, practical advice and activities to help you start on this important part of your thesis.


8 May 2024 1:00 pm

Using Evidence in your Writing

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • the role of evidence in academic writing
  • how to use quotations and paraphrasing
  • the difference between in-text citations and reference lists
  • how to incorporate in-text citations in your writing
  • how to link evidence and claims in your writing


14 May 2024 11:00 am

Systematic Searching for Systematic Reviews

Doing a systematic review? Learn the search techniques required to comprehensively search the literature.


15 May 2024 10:00 am

On Being Ruthless: Strategies and Tips for Editing your Thesis

This workshop will consider a range of ways in which you can approach the editing of your thesis. It will offer tips and strategies to help refine your writing, by examining how to improve clarity, focus, readability and precision.


15 May 2024 12:30 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!


15 May 2024 2:00 pm

Learn to Reference

In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • what needs to be referenced and why
  • how to recognise common resources
  • how to format references
  • how to use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)
  • how to use citation generators
  • where to get help


16 May 2024 3:00 pm

DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

Learn how to create a brief citation and impact report that showcases your excellence using a sample of your five career-best publications.


21 May 2024 12:00 pm

Research Data Management @ La Trobe

Understand the principles of research data management and your obligations at La Trobe University.


21 May 2024 2:00 pm

Visualise Your Thesis Storytelling workshop

Learn the tips and tricks for creating your VYT submission with maximum impact.


22 May 2024 10:00 am

Punctuation for Precision, Clarity and Style

A workshop designed to help you improve your punctuation to enhance the precision, clarity and stylistic qualities of your writing.


22 May 2024 11:00 am

Copyright Consideration Session for staff

Learn how to use copyright protected material in your teaching activities, including online development, teaching modules and in the LMS.


22 May 2024 2:00 pm

EndNote for Researchers

Learn the fundamentals to using EndNote for reference management.


29 May 2024 11:00 am

Copyright Consideration Session for students

Discover how to use copyright protected material in your thesis, assignments or presentations.


29 May 2024 11:30 am

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 1

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


30 May 2024 10:00 am

Open Access @LaTrobe

Learn about the benefits of Open Access Publishing and the options available through La Trobe to make your work freely available.


4 June 2024 11:00 am

Formatting in Microsoft Word for Researchers

Learn the tips and tricks on how to use Microsoft Word to format your long documents.


5 June 2024 11:30 am

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 2

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


11 June 2024 11:00 am

EndNote for Researchers

Learn the fundamentals to using EndNote for reference management.


12 June 2024 1:00 am

Systematic Searching for Systematic Reviews

Doing a systematic review? Learn the search techniques required to comprehensively search the literature.


12 June 2024 11:00 am

Visualise Your Thesis Visual Design and Copyright workshop

A technical workshop to explore audio and visual design elements, and your copyright responsibilities.


13 June 2024 12:00 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles Drop-In Session

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!


19 June 2024 11:00 am

Copyright Consideration Session for staff

Learn how to use copyright protected material in your teaching activities, including online development, teaching modules and in the LMS.


26 June 2024 11:00 am

Copyright Consideration Session for students

Discover how to use copyright protected material in your thesis, assignments or presentations.


2 July 2024 2:00 pm

Visualise Your Thesis Drop-in Session

Have your VYT questions answered in the lead up to submission.


Library researcher education

We offer many different workshops, including EndNote, Word Long Docs, NVivo, research presentations and more.

Graduate Research School workshops and seminars

We provide training to postgraduate research students

Self-guided training