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Are you new to the Library?

The Library offers a number of online tutorials. Click on the tabs below.

Image of The LIST - online tutorial

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 tutorial

Discuss the LIST - Use the discussion boards to talk to others about aspects of the tutorial

Complete the LIST - Test your knowledge with our quizzes


  • 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?

Analysing an Assignment Topic

  • 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?

Planning your Search

  • 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?

The LIST has been created using SSAF funding 2013

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.