Using the Library – Teaching
The University Library provides a variety of services and resources to support your teaching and develop your students' information and research skills.
Resources for your unit
- Unit Readings
Provide access to your reading lists through Unit Readings.
Only textbooks that are available online for institutions should be set as essential textbooks. Get advice on the availability of online textbooks from your UWA librarians.
- Building your reading lists
Get advice on reading lists, resources in your discipline and the availability of online textbooks from your UWA librarians.
- Recommend a new resource for the Library
If we don’t hold a resource you would like to see in the library, let us know.
Build your students' information and research skills
- Support for research skills tailored for your unit
Get advice on embedding information and research skills in your unit, and find out about resources, sessions and programs.
- Information and digital literacy skills framework [PDF 257KB]
- Online learning resources for building research skills
- UWA Library YouTube Channel
Embed information and research skills videos in the LMS from our collection.
Referencing and plagiarism
- Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE)
A compulsory unit for all new students delivered via the LMS. Students can also revisit ACE at any time for an academic conduct refresher.
- Referencing and citation management support
Library Survival Guides on referencing concepts, citation management software and referencing styles.
- Text matching at UWA: Turnitin
Information on using Turnitin for staff and students.
Copyright support for teaching and learning
- Learn more about reproducing and sharing material for teaching and learning at Copyright and teaching.
- Include images, videos and other material in your learning resources with confidence. Sources of images and videos for teaching can be found in this guide.
- Visit the Library copyright webpages for information on copyright support at UWA
Finding and managing information
- OneSearch and databases
OneSearch and databases are important places to search for scholarly information for your research. Explore our Library Survival Guides ‘How do I find’, ‘I need to know about’ sections for search tips, or contact a faculty librarian for assistance.
Use OneSearch to find every print book, journal, DVD and database as well as millions of online books, journals, articles, reviews, films, documentaries and more. Sign in with Pheme to save searches and set up search alerts. Contact a faculty librarian for tips to becoming a OneSearch
The Library provides access to the key databases in each discipline. Use the Databases link in the top ribbon in OneSearch to find a database specialising in your subject area.
- Managing research and borrowing
Managing what you find
EndNote and Mendeley are popular reference management software tools that are used at UWA. A self-guided step-by-step EndNote Learning Pathway is available via the EndNote Guide and all faculty librarians can assist with your questions.
You can borrow unlimited items from any of our six libraries using your Campus Card, and use OneSearch to request to pick up any item at your preferred library location or have it delivered to your personal mailbox.
- Requesting and recommending items
Get It requests
You can submit a ‘Get It’ request for materials not held in our library collections. Sign in to OneSearch, and request a physical item from another library anywhere in the world, a digital scan of a book chapter or an article from a journal.
UWA staff can recommend items to be purchased and added to the Library collection.
- Special collections
Special Collections contains the University's rare, unique and vulnerable library materials.
Visit one of our six libraries located across three campuses.
Barry J Marshall library
Extensive study spaces and a wide range of convenient facilitiesRead more about Barry J Marshall library
Extensive study spaces and convenient facilities at the heart of the Crawley campusRead more about Reid Library
Beasley Law Library
A modern research area and vibrant study space for Law School students.Read more about Beasley Law Library
The Education, Fine Arts and Architecture Library is located at UWA’s Nedlands campus.Read more about EDFAA Library
- Pheme, webmail and Unifi
Pheme is your UWA network account. Use your Pheme password and your student number to access a range of online UWA services such as student email, Unifi, the Learning Management System (LMS), studentConnect and much more.
Along with a Pheme account, you are automatically assigned a UWA email address when you enrol. It is important to use this email address as the University sends your official correspondence to it.
Unifi is UWA’s Wi-Fi network. It works in all libraries and in lots of other places on campus.
- Printing, copying and scanning
UWA students can use any of the 100+ student-allocated printers located throughout the UWA libraries and general purpose computer labs across faculties.
You will need to have value on a Campus Card to print or copy at Library print stations. You can add value via autoloaders or online.
- CAS (Class Allocation System) and LMS (Learning Management System)
CAS (Class Allocation System)CAS
The Class Allocation System (CAS) is how you put together your timetable at UWA.
LMS (Learning Management System)LMS
UWA's Learning Management System uses Blackboard software. The LMS is a fully integrated web-based teaching and learning environment which supports the online delivery and administration of resources, communication, collaboration and assessment. It is a secure, online, password-protected system available to all current UWA staff and students anywhere, anytime.