Help for students

Encourage your students to make the most of Library resources and services.

Ask a Librarian

Link your students to the online Ask a Librarian service, where they can direct their enquiries to a Library expert through email, chat or SMS.

Face-to-face help in the Library

Library staff are available to help your students with reference enquiries, research help, and provide information about services, collections and facilities.

Library classes

Book a Library class for your students to help introduce them to essential resources and services, or talk to your Liaison Librarian (link) about a research skills training session tailored to course learning outcomes.

Assignment Planner

This online tool helps students to manage their time and organise their research to meet their assignment deadlines, and links them to advice about academic and information skills from the Library and Learning Lab.

Library subject guides

Library subject guides are written by Liaison Librarian to introduce students to key resources in their discipline. The subject content is easy to browse, and provides direct links to recommended databases, e-journals, e-books and websites.

Referencing guides

The online referencing guides provide a basic introduction to the concepts of referencing, and include a quick guide for all the major referencing styles in use at RMIT University.

You can also link your student to the Learning Lab for online tutorials, videos and quick tips about how to reference.

EndNote guide

The EndNote guide is a central point for downloading EndNote software, as well as the main styles, connections and filters in use at RMIT University. It also points students to useful sources for help and training.

iSearch - online research skills tutorial

iSearch is an interactive tutorial to help students improve their research skills. You can link to each topic, video and activity in iSearch separately and make them available to students at key points in their study. You can demonstrate iSearch components in class, or use them in Blackboard courses.

Videos for orientation and research skill training (YouTube)

The Library has produced a range of short videos explaining Library resources and services. You can upload these into Blackboard courses, screen them in class, or point your students to them for additional help.

You can also talk to your Liaison Librarian about creating screen capture videos specific to your course or assignment topic. These videos can help students develop their research skills and use the subject databases effectively.

Library Course Page tool (login required)

Create a customised list of Library resources that you can link to from your Blackboard course. Examples include Library subject guides, online tutorials, embedded search boxes, and the Ask a Librarian service.