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FIT Style Guide

The FIT style guide aims to answer many initial queries about assessment tasks

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Scope

These pages provide a guide to locating Information Technology resources at Monash University Library. Subject coverage includes: computer systems, computer programming, IT in organizations, databases, networks and data communications, systems analysis and design, and IT project management.

Related subject guides: Electrical and computer systems engineering, Mechatronics

The Library has substantial collections for teaching and research in these areas. 

Working smarter

You will be expected to produce quality work using quality sources of information.

Many students spend many frustrating hours searching widely on the internet trying to find the quality information they require. Use the resources available to you in the Library to work smarter.

Use Search to find books on your topics and find whether Monash has holdings of relevant journals.

Enrol in a class to help you develop your information research skills and skills in preparing your assignments and other assessments.

Improve your communications skills. A range of  resources will help you develop these skills for your studies and work in the future.

Avoid plagiarism. Use the citing and referencing tutorial to ensure your sources are cited correctly in your assignments

For students undertaking Higher Research degrees there are many resources that will help you get started and successfully publish your research.

The Information Technology team

Contact Librarians for Information Technology

Librarians can help you with:

  • how and where to start researching your topic
  • effective use of databases and the internet
  • finding and evaluating information
  • using the Library's collections

Contact: Andrew Dixon (Caulfield); Sara Miranda (Clayton) and Myles Strous (Gippsland)

Learning Skills Advisers for Information Technology

Learning Skills Advisers help students to improve their academic language and approaches to learning, including:

  • academic English
  • study methods and exam preparation
  • effective listening and note-taking
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • reading strategies
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • writing for research projects
  • oral communication and presentation

Contact: Josephine Hook (Caulfield); Damian Gleeson (Caulfield); Noriaki Sato (Clayton)