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Guidance on finding scholarly, evidence-based and credible resources for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Downloadable guide for Counselling and Psychological Health students - Includes tips on conducting searches in library databases




Before you start . . .

La Trobe University Library has a huge range of information resources that will help you with your research and study. Click on the above tabs for guidance on how to locate relevant resources as well as information that may be useful for your studies.


Before you start your studies . . . 


Can you . . .  use a computer?

The more comfortable you are with using information technology, the less you will have to learn in the first weeks and the more quickly you will settle into the course. It is useful to be comfortable using computer programs such as email and Word (or equivalent), saving and attaching documents and accessing information from the internet.  If you struggle in any of these areas, it is recommended that you seek support and practice as often as possible prior to commencing the course. 

This course uses a Learning Management System called Moodle to provide your course materials, and for interaction with other students and lecturers.

Can you . . . use the internet? 

When researching it's important to remember that information on the Internet can come from anywhere and be written by anybody. There is no quality control!

For a website to be useful to your academic assignment, it needs to be credible!

How do you discriminate between credible and non-credible information on the internet? Click on Finding Credible Internet Information in the Health Sciences Modules to find out.

Can you . . . write academically?

Some students struggle with this aspect of the course.  Writing well is a skill that can be improved by following a few simple guidelines. 


Skills Essentials contains advice, information and activities designed to prepare you for study at university


The Student Learning Site and the Survival Guide (2014)  are also valuable sources of guidance.


Further help is available from:

 Student Learning - College of Science, Health and Engineering



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