Using the Library – postgraduate coursework students
Experienced librarians offer a regular program of workshops in areas such as literature searching, data discovery and management.
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.
UWA Master's and PhD theses submitted after May 2016 are available online via the UWA Profiles and Research Repository. Theses submitted prior to May 2016 are held in store as print copies and can be located by searching OneSearch.
Copyright and higher degree theses
The management of intellectual property issues is an essential part of research and publication for higher degree by research students.
- Managing research, referencing and borrowing
Managing what you find
EndNote or Mendeley tools can help manage your readings so you can easily refer back to them and reference them in your assignments and essays. Introductory workshops are scheduled regularly 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.
- 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.
Postgraduate students 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.
- 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.