Are you new to the Library?
The Library offers a number of online tutorials. Click on the tabs below.
What is the LIST? - UTAS Library has produced an interactive, self-paced tutorial designed to improve students' information and research skills. The LIST stands for Library Information and Research Skills Tutorial
Find the LIST - All students and staff of UTAS have access to the LIST in MyLO
Check the LIST - There are three modules available in the tutorialDiscuss the LIST - Use the discussion boards to talk to others about aspects of the tutorial
- What is referencing, why is it important and when do I have to do it?
- Navigating referencing styles
- What is the difference between an in-text citation, a reference list and a bibliography?
- How do I know what type of source I'm looking at on a reference list?
- How do I break down my assignment questions?
- What is the assignment question asking me to do?
- What if I'm unsure about the meanings of words or concepts in my assignment question?
- Have I been asked to do anything else in my assignment question?
- Why do I need to plan my search, and how do I do that?
- Where can I find out what information I already have?
- How do I find similar words to the key concepts in my assignment question?
- How do I combine my search terms to get better results?
- Are there any other useful search techniques I should be aware of?
- I've got the search words I need, but how do I limit my search further?
- Where should I begin to look for information?
Are you new to the UTAS Library?
The Library Research Skills Guide will show you:
- how to tell the difference between books, chapters and articles on your reading list
- how to use the Reading Lists Index for easy access to your required readings
- the fastest ways to find a specific title in the Library
- how to plan your search so that you don't waste time gathering information you don't need
These are comprehensive interactive modules which offer self-paced learning.