Study support

Library support services to help you succeed in your studies.

Visit any of our Libraries to explore spaces and resources available to support your studies and gain help with setting up your IT systems, like your Uni ID, the LMS, printing and a whole lot more.

Explore our self-guided resources below, or meet up with one of our Librarians for help with finding and referencing information.

Online self-guided resources

Finding and using information for your assignments

  • OneSearch

Use OneSearch to find and access information for your studies and research.

You can retrieve an incredible range of useful resources, including items from UWA collections, full text articles, ebooks, databases and past exam papers. OneSearch is easy to use, but a few simple tips and tricks can save you time and improve your overall search experience.

Explore OneSearch tips and tricks

  • Library Guides

Library Guides provide quick, easy help with finding, using and referencing information.

These guides also offer self-help information on common issues facing postgraduate students, including copyright for theses, publishing, managing research data, and subject-specific sources and tools.

Access Library Guides

  • ACE AND CARS - two compulsory units in your LMS

ACE (Academic Conduct Essentials) and CARS (Communication and Research Skills) are two distinct compulsory units, that you are expected to complete in your first year of study at UWA. They are designed to help you learn the expectations of academic scholarly practice and to gain a string grounding in basic study skills. Complete them both early in your studies, for a great head start to your studies. Look for them in your LMS., review the content and interactive activities and then complete the quizzes. You must receive more than 80% in each module to pass them. Once completed, you can go back and review the content of these units at any time for a refresher.

See further information and links about ACE and CARS


Referencing shows where you have used other people's ideas in your work and is an essential academic skill.

Check out the Library guide ‘Referencing at UWA: A beginner’s guide' to find out about why you need to reference, how to manage your references, choosing the right style and getting help.

Always use the referencing style recommended in your unit outline.

Styles used at UWA:

Other UWA Study Support

  • Study Smarter - UWA's Academic Skills Centre

UWA's Academic Skills Centre, offers a range of workshops, one-on-one online or face-to-face study support and a host of online learning resources with advice ranging from essay and assignment writing, to presenting and exam preparations and much more. Go to the Study Smarter Academic Support page for more information.  

Other Study Support

  • LinkedIn Learning

This is an online learning platform with high quality courses, that will assist you with developing your digital and professional skills - from brushing up on your Word and Excel skills, to project management and research and presenting skills. Set up your UWA LinkedIn Learning account and find out more.

Access LinkedIn Learning

Individual study support

Ask a Librarian!

Librarians can help you find information you need for your studies and answer any referencing questions. We can guide you in effectively using library resources and to develop your search techniques.

Contact us


You can use our face-to-face drop-in sessions at the Barry J Marshall Library. Get help from Academic Skills Advisers or the Librarians. No booking needed. The “Writing and Referencing" drop-in offers advice on writing, study techniques and finding information and referencing. It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm during semester. “Maths and Stats” drop-in - advice on maths and stats Thursdays 10am-12pm during semester.

Book a Librarian

Use this service to book a scheduled 25 minute appointment with a Librarian, either online using MS Teams, or face-to-face during opening times, at either Barry J Marshall or EDFAA Libraries. Use of the MS Teams interface, will support the ability to respond to your consult needs, through the visual demonstration and / or sharing of resources.  

Book a Librarian


24/7 online assignment and study help is available via the LMS. Get one-to-one, personalised help in maths, writing, referencing, science, or study skills by connecting to a friendly Studiosity subject specialist, on-demand.

Find out about Studiosity

Stay in touch

Contact us to receive help and support from our friendly, knowledgeable staff. You can also share your feedback or make a suggestion and follow the UWA Library on social media to receive helpful tips and up-to-date information about our services.


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