Study support

Library support services to help you succeed in your studies.


The Library can help you with finding and referencing information, using UWA IT systems like Pheme and LMS, printing and a whole lot more. Explore our self-guided resources or come and see a librarian.

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 Survival Guides

Library Survival 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 Survival Guides

  • ProQuest Research Companion

These self-guided tutorials will help you improve your scholarly research skills by learning the key information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Access Proquest Research Companion

  • Communication and Research Skills (CARS)

This is an essential online unit for first year undergraduate students. Complete it early in your studies for a great head start to your assignments. Look for it in your LMS. You can go back to these units at any time for a refresher.

More about CARS

Referencing

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

Check out the Library survival 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:

Study skills

  • Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE)

This online unit is essential for all commencing UWA students. It introduces the basics of ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct at UWA. Look for it in your LMS. You can go back to these units at any time for a refresher.

More about ACE

  • Study Smarter Study Success

Explore an array of digital learning resources, ranging from essay and assignment writing, to presenting and exam preparations, and much more. Click on the Study smarter Success page and scroll down to the online resources section.

Study Smarter Study Success

IT

LinkedIn Learning

Want to brush up your Word and Excel skills? Be a better researcher and presenter? Set up your 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. Librarians can work with you to develop your search techniques and guide you in effectively using library resources.

Contact us

Drop-in

Face-to-face drop-in sessions with Academic Skills Advisors & Librarians at the Reid Library ground floor. No booking needed. “Writing and Referencing" drop-in - advice on writing, study techniques, finding information and referencing weekdays 10am-12pm during semester. “Maths and Stats” drop-in - advice on maths and stats Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm during semester.

Book a Librarian

Book a 25-minute appointment with a Librarian, online or face-to-face.

Book a Librarian

Studiosity

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.