UTS Library

Study and Assignment Skills

A collection of workshops, classes and tours to get you started with studying and working on assignments.

These workshops will help you develop effective search strategies to find relevant sources for your work.


During orientation we offer the following tours and workshops to help you get started at University:

  • Library Tour – discover the services and facilities offered by the library
  • Quick Start workshop – learning how to use your reading list and find articles and books for your subject.

Please note these tours and workshops are only available during orientation.

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Starting your assignment

Have an assignment question and don’t know where to start? Having trouble finding articles and resources? This 90 minute interactive workshop run by the Library and HELPS will cover the basics of starting an assignment and introduce you to some effective strategies that can help you:

  • Understand your assignment question
  • Find relevant books, journal articles and websites

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Advanced database searching

This class covers key strategies to maximise relevant results from databases and develop a comprehensive search strategy for your topic - eg. when undertaking a literature review. It builds on the Starting your Assignment workshop.

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Tools for English Language Improvement

Come learn about all the great resources UTS Library offers for improving your English language skills. This hands-on workshop is aimed at students that want to:

  • Prepare for IELTS
  • Improve their business communication
  • Prepare for the job-seeking process
  • Improve their vocabulary, grammar and writing
  • Improve their study skills including critical thinking

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中文讲座 - Classes in Chinese



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