Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Please visit our FAQ Libguide for general questions about the SLRC and our services, including:

  • Opening hours
  • Borrowing, reserving and renewing items
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning
  • Accessing digital resources

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Assignment Questions

How do I reference my assignment?
Visit the Referencing page, and scroll down until you find the ‘Referencing and Creating a Bibliography’ heading.
What is a bibliography and how do I write one?

A bibliography (also called a reference list) is a list of books, articles, websites and other sources you have used to research your assignment. The bibliography should be included at the end of your assignment, and should be formated in a specific way.

The easiest way to create a bibliography is to use the ‘Cite this For Me’ Reference Generator. Simply copy and paste the websites you have used in your research, along with the details of any books or articles, and the generator will automatically create a reference list (bibliography). You may also like to visit the Referencing & Bibliographies page for more information.

What is a database and how do I use one?

A database is a collection of information stored on a computer. Databases are organised in such a way that their contents are easy to search and access.

Some examples of databases include Ebsco (a collection of journal articles), Clickview (a collection of videos) and The West Australian Online (a collection of newspaper articles).

Many databases provide access to quality information and articles that cannot be found using internet search engines such as Google because they are password-protected. They are valuable research tools and a good place to start looking for information when beginning your assignments.

See the Digital Resources page for a list of useful databases you can use to find information for your assignment.

Staff Questions

How do I book a Teacher Librarian?

To book a Teacher Librarian to assist with your reading or research class for a period, follow the instructions below. Remember to also book a room in the SLRC or Plaza if this is where you would like your class to work for the period (see toggle box above for instructions on how to book a room).

Click the Book It link found on your Seqta homepage.

From the dropdown menu select Teacher Librarians, then click the Category button.

From the calendar, select the day you require the Teacher Librarian.

A list of Teacher Librarians are displayed, along with their availability. Click on the UpDate button that corresponds with the Period for which you would like to book your desired Teacher Librarian. Enter your class name and your short username (e.g. davc) into the User field, then click the Save button.

It is a good idea to email the Teacher Librarian to let them know the day, period and classroom you have booked.

How do I book a room in the SLRC?

Click the Book It link found on your Seqta homepage.

From the dropdown menu select Sawle L&RC (Plaza Rooms), then click the Category button.

From the calendar, select the day you require the room.

A list of rooms are displayed. Click on the More >> button (left side of screen) for more rooms. View the Map on the About Us page if you are unsure of the room number you require.

Once you have located your desired room, click on the UpDate button that corresponds with the Period for which you would like to make your booking. Enter your class name and your short username (e.g. davc) into the User field, then click the Save button.