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Getting Started in the Library

A guide for new students at the University of Tasmania

Student Learning team


Register for a webinar to learn fundamental skills for using the Library and learn how to search effectively in library databases - 


The Student Learning Drop In team provide friendly and individualised academic assistance to all UTAS students. No appointment is necessary. You can visit us as often as you like.


Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) offers unit specific group study sessions led by students who have previously succeeded in the unit.


Student Learning Librarians support the academic development of Pre-degree, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate coursework students.  Book a consultation for assistance with:

  • scoping your search topic
  • choosing appropriate search tools and sources
  • strategic database searching
  • evaluating information sources
  • applying referencing styles


Student Learning Advisers support you to develop the academic skills you need to succeed in your study.  Book a consultation for assistance with:

  • assignment writing
  • exam preparation
  • referencing
  • numeracy
  • English language skills

Research librarians

The Research Librarians support Honours and Higher Degree Research students.  Explore their guides to finding and managing information for your research

Book a consultation for assistance with Library services and resources for research: 

Library queries

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