Study resources


The University Library is one of the most important study resources you have. The Library Search Box is the best starting point to find a range of materials including eBooks, journal articles and streaming media. Library Subject Guides bring together the most important resources for a particular subject/topic, and there are a range of self-paced tutorials to help you with your assignments.

Help is available with the Online Librarian who is ready to assist via chat, email and phone during opening hours. The Library FAQs, cover a wide range of topics and are available any time.


Our e-learning environment is known as 'vUWS' (opens in a new window) (pronounce 'views'). Every unit has a vUWS site set up by the lecturer so you may find that each site you access has different online learning activities to do. Help is available if you need it. There are quick guides and interactive resources for many of the functions you'll come across in vUWS. These resources can be found on the vUWS Information for Students page.

Language and literacy support

Library Study Smart is a service designed to help you develop your academic language and learning skills. Visit the Library Study Smart website and vUWS site for assignment help and study skills strategies.

Maths support

The Mathematics Education Support Hub (MESH) provides mathematics and statistics support for all our students, at all stages of study. This includes online resources to revise or 'brush-up' on basic mathematical skills, understand and practice the mathematical calculations underpinning their discipline area/s, and gain statistical skills.

Peer assisted learning

We have a number of peer assisted programs to help you improve your skills, including our free and voluntary Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program, our MATES mentoring program for new students and our Equity Buddies Network.

Study, Money and Life skills

The Study, Money & Life Skills vUWS site and iBooks will help you increase your learning potential, develop personal awareness and assist with skills to manage your finances. It provides helpful information and resources for all students.

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