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Research fundamentals workshop

2 hours, 1 hour
$180 for 2 hours (onsite), $130 for 1 hour (online)
25 students (onsite), 90 students (online)

Help your students become more successful researchers with this interactive session presented by State Library Victoria’s education team.

This targeted program explores relevant, practical strategies to motivate middle-year students to adopt more rigorous internet research practices.

Students will:

  • compare and evaluate online sources for credibility and relevance 
  • understand the importance of being a critical and creative thinker in today’s world
  • develop tips and tricks for effective internet searches
  • examine the consequences when research goes wrong.

This workshop is suitable for students in Years 7-10 or any secondary classes seeking an introduction to core research skills:

Book an online workshop.

Book an onsite workshop.

As part of your program, when you book you can choose one of the following self-guided experiences.

Welcome to the Library trail: Foundation-VCE

Explore Australia’s oldest and busiest public library. Students will navigate our vast spaces, and discover how libraries contribute to our community and how State Library Victoria collects and cares for all our stories.

Library services and collections trail: Years 7-VCE

Explore Victoria’s oldest and busiest public library. Students will navigate our vast spaces, and find out about our services and how they can use the Library as a hub for research and learning. 

'World of the book' exhibition trail: Foundation-VCE

Explore the Library’s iconic spaces and the Library's collection of rare and unique works on display in the World of Book Exhibition. Students will discover how books are keepers of ideas, knowledge, and stories.

Creative writing trail: Years 7-VCE

Put pencil to paper on this self-guided Creative writing trail. Students will explore the Library’s iconic spaces and respond to tailored writing prompts, creating short pieces shaped by their Library experience encouraging them to reflect on what books and stories mean to them.

Please email education@slv.vic.gov.au to find out more about this program.

To find out more about visiting the Library, bus parking and COVID-19 guidelines, see Plan a school visit.