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Keep track of citation counts of your own articles and find high impact research in your field with Web of Science.

Web of Science’s collection of databases provides citation count information for scholarly articles, books and conference proceedings. With sophisticated citation analysis functionalities, you can track citation activity, monitor citation trends and map citation relationships.

Web of Science indexes abstracts and citation information in subject areas such as science, social science and humanities.

Databases available via Web of Science include:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Book Citation Index-Science (BKCI-S)
  • Book Citation Index-Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)
  • Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded)
  • Index Chemicus

Attention students, researchers and educators in Dance, Film and Counselling…

Online Videos and Scripts from the Alexander Street Press.

Alexander Street Press publishes online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.  Access to Alexander Street Press Collections can be obtained via the database search on the QUT Library homepage.

Counselling and Therapy in Video
Contains hundreds of hours of videos of psychology interviews and therapy sessions. It is able to be browsed and searched by key words regarding client disorders, cultural background of clients, types of therapy sessions and therapist. Video types include consultations, counseling session, demonstration, documentary, dramatized scenes,  interview, lecture/presentation and personal narrative. The 465 videos in this collection can also be found through the library catalogue.

Dance in Video
More than 520 videos of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. The videos in this collection can also be found through the library catalogue.

American Film Scripts Online
American Film Scripts Online contains more than 1,000 scripts with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. The primary focus of the database is the written work, rather than the film itself.  It allows users to see and understand the structure of films, character development, beginnings and endings, plot points and scenes

Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online. The scripts within AFSO have been chosen by the following criteria:

  • The film or screenplay won a major award or was critically acclaimed
  • The screenplay has historical or sociological significance, for example, the writer was expressing a minority viewpoint or if a film is particularly representative of a movement, a time period or a minority group.

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Don’t get lost in the Library!

Finding the most relevant resources for your assignment can be tricky and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or get lost in the research process. The library has several tools to help you with finding the best resources for you assignments.

Course Materials Database (CMD)
You can get to the CMD through your unit’s Blackboard site. CMD gives you direct access to resources your lecturer has specified as most relevant to your unit.

Subject Guides
Subject Guides have been developed by the Librarians for each faculty to provide you with quick and easy access to a range of resources in your subject are. The green tabs across the top of the guide help you to navigate through the Librarian’s top picks.

Quick Find
Quick Find is a search tool that will search though the QUT Library catalogue and various databases to find a large range of resources all accessible to you for free as a QUT student.

Studywell
Studywell is a learning tool that provides a huge range of material to help you improve your academic skills. A quick look at the Researching section will give you access to a range of videos, presentations and information sheets about more effective researching, evaluating resources and critical thinking.

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Our friendly Library staff are available to help you with your research. You can talk to one at the Learning and Research Desk or chat online.

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Simply enter in the due date, and the Assignment Calculator will calculate how much time you have to complete the assignment, and divide each step into manageable chunks. You’ll have a deadline for each stage, to stop you from getting bogged down in one step and run out of time for another. You’ll also find handy tips for completing each stage, and links to great resources on Studywell and CiteWrite.

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Database spotlight – Scopus

Scopus is one of the world’s largest abstract and citation databases across all subject areas. The coverage of Scopus includes:

  • Over 20,500 titles indexed from 5,000 publishers worldwide
  • Contains 49 million records, 78% with abstracts
  • Over 5.3 million conference papers
  • Provides 100% Medline coverage

Citation information is available for articles indexed from 1996 with plans to add citation information from 1986. Find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received. A number of applications are also available to track, analyse and visualise research.

Access Scopus at http://libguides.library.qut.edu.au/content.php?pid=419477

Contact Ask a Librarian for more information or assistance to use Scopus or any of its supporting applications.