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April 16, 2024

The library’s top five tips to help with your assessments

Assessment due dates are coming up. For the past few weeks, we’ve had a lot of enquiries coming through Library Chat asking for tips and advice about how to do well on your first round of assessments for T1. Not only is the library a great place for you to study, but we also offer resources, tools and information to help with your coursework.

Here are our top five tips to help you with your assessments.

1. Find recommended resources for your area of study

Our expert Scholarly Services Librarians have put together Resource Guides for dozens of schools and courses, complete with recommended books, digital resources, videos, guides, databases and more. Resource Guides are a treasure trove of advice and guidance that will give you a leg up with your studies by helping you find relevant and reliable resources to reference in your assessments.

2. Access our huge range of discipline-specific databases

Most of our databases can be accessed by clicking on the database name from our A-Z Databases page, where you can filter your options by subject, study area or discipline. No matter what course you’re enrolled in, or what type of information you’re looking for, the library should have it (or can help you find it!)

You can also quickly access popular databases for your faculty area in the Databases tile under ‘Library’ in DeakinSync.

3. Search for resources like a pro

When using Library Search, try the Advanced Search option to turbo-charge your search.

You can also:

Watch our ‘Searching your Library’ video playlist for more instructions or check out our Skills for study webpage for other resources.

4. Check your copyright

Did you know the library manages all copyright queries for the University? We have loads of information to help you comply with copyright requirements. Have a look through our Copyright for students modules, which cover:

5. Talk with your librarian

If you have any queries in the lead-up to your assessment deadline, ask one of our library staff in person if you’re on campus, contact your Scholarly Services Librarian or ask a question via Library Chat. We’re here to help!

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