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


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.

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.

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.


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:

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.

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!

Virtual Training Company (VTC)

VTC offers over 1,000 different courses ranging from Project Management to CAD. Access is available to all currently enrolled students provided they are accessing the service from the UWA network (on campus or off-campus via UniHall or UniConnect).

To access VTC you will need to enter the following credentials:

Username: uwalearn
Password: uwa1913

StudySmarter Survival Guides

StudySmarter Survival Guides can help you improve your academic skills. The vast range of guides include: writing advice for assignments, essays and reports, note-taking, managing time and stress, and much more.

Support in person

Ask a librarian

Librarians can help you to use OneSearch and other sources to find the best information for your assignments, and assist you with referencing and managing your readings. Visit us in any of our six libraries, or email us via askUWA.

Email askUWA

WriteSmart Drop-in

Get expert advice and feedback on assignments, study, research and referencing. No need to book – just drop by 10am–12 noon weekdays during semester at the Reid Library.



Need help with Maths or statistics? Drop-in study sessions are held at the Barry J Marshall Library every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-12pm during semester.


Library workshops

Experienced librarians offer a regular program of workshops in areas such as literature searching, data discovery and management, EndNote and Mendeley.


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.