Student research skills

Here at La Trobe University Library, we work with Subject Coordinators and La Trobe Learning and Teaching to develop students’ research skills. We can help you develop, deliver and evaluate Library research programs constructively aligned to course or subject Intended Learning Outcomes (mapped to the Graduate Capability of Inquiry and Analysis).

What we do

Learning activities and assessments related to Inquiry and Analysis

We can design, deliver and evaluate:

  • activities for skills practice and development or formative tasks around research (digital and information literacies)
  • curriculum embedded assessment tasks, including quizzes in the LMS (managed by Library staff).

Learning resources related to Inquiry and Analysis

We provide Assessment Help Guides – tailored guides designed for specific subjects, for example:

You'll also find Expert Help Guides for specialist discipline help such as:

We also provide resources for teaching which can be embedded into the LMS:

Student support

We support students to develop research skills for better learning outcomes. Our services include:

  • Achieve@Uni, Ready4Uni and Expert Help Guides
  • Library orientation and tours
  • Library Training and Workshop program to assist students at every level including:
    • Foundation skills, for example:
      • Library Starter Classes
      • Clever Search Skills
      • Understanding Referencing
    • Advanced skills, for example:
      • Advanced Database Searching
      • EndNote or Mendeley
  • LMS forum monitoring, by subject
  • extra tailored resources for the subject where required.

Contact a Senior Learning Librarian (staff access only) aligned with your discipline for more information.