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Getting Started in the Library: Getting started

Guide for new students at UWA

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Contact the UWA Library

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Welcome to the University Library


Six libraries: Reid - Medical and Dental - Barry J Marshall - Music - Education,Fine Arts and Architecture -  Law

The UWA Library provides information resources, silent study zones and collaborative workspaces, as well as friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you achieve your academic and personal goals. This guide is a starting point for you to discover all that is available to you in our six libraries and online.

Get Started!

Follow these easy steps to start using the Library and its services

1.  Find us online is your first stop for all Library resources and information. You’ll need to use the Library website throughout your time at university so we recommend bookmarking it.

2. Get your bearings

There are six libraries on campus, so you’re sure to find a study space to suit your needs. You can visit the information desk in any subject library for advice on finding and referencing information, as well as getting help with Unifi, Pheme, CAS, LMS, Turnitin, webmail, printing, and much more!

  • Barry J Marshall Library
  • Education, Fine Arts and Architecture Library
  • Law Library
  • Medical and Dental Library
  • Music Library
  • Reid Library

You can find subject library locations and contact details here.

3. Get connected

If you’re bringing your laptop, tablet or phone to university, connect to the UWA wireless network, Unifi. It’s easy-  just follow these steps or visit the information desk in any subject library for help and advice.

4. Access your unit readings

Access unit readings through the CMO tab in OneSearch on the Library homepage or by searching for specific course materials in OneSearch.

5. Prepare for your assignments

Be prepared when assignment time comes around. See what tools and help are available to you on our Assignment Help page. Begin with the Assignment Date Calculator: enter the due date for your assignment to get an instant plan of attack with links to advice and resources.

6. Get started with a Library subject guide

There's a handy guide for each course major with links to recommended journal databases, websites and other learning resources that will help you with your studies  There are also referencing guides available for APA, Harvard, Vancouver and other styles in use at UWA.

7. Work collaboratively

Look for the collaborative study zones in every library.You can even book a group study room in any of our libraries, online. Check out the Student Collaboration Tools available.

8. Print on the run

There are a large number of computers available in the UWA libraries and undergraduate computer labs across campus. Send documents to  print from any student PC or your own device and then use your campus card to print at any student printer on campus. Find more information here.

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