New look Quick Find!

The new look Quick Find on the Library website can now be personalised just for you. Alongside your favourite features, you’ll find the following new functionality:

  • Permanently save your favourite items and search history to My Favourites.
  • Easily filter search results to show only online material or use the ‘Available in hardcopy’ filter to show only physical items.
  • Search for your unit code and find a link to your QUT Readings list.
  • Find more links to related articles in search results for peer-reviewed articles, like those on a similar topic, articles from the reference list or articles that have cited the paper.
  • Use the new browse items search to easily find your textbook or find books by a certain author.
  • Easily check if the Library has access to a specific journal using the new ‘Find a journal’ search.
  • Request scans of print journals and chapters of books held in the Library from within search results.
  • See your current loans and requests displayed in a more user-friendly way in the new-look ‘My loans and holds’, making it easy to check current loans, view hold and scan requests, or see any Library messages.
  • Automatic renewal of items on loan the end of the loan period (up to five times, unless recalled).

Visit QUT Library’s website for information about the new Quick Find search.

We’d love to know what you think about the new Quick Find, let us know your feedback or suggestions

 

Tips and tricks for the new look Quick Find

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Quick Find is a search tool which allows you to search across the QUT Library catalogue and a range of databases. It finds resources which are seamlessly accessible to you as a QUT student or staff member. quickfindReturning students may notice that Quick Find has a new look. Here’s what’s new with QUT’s Quick Find as well as some tips and tricks for how to use it.

What’s new?

  • Your selected search filters now stick when you change your search terms.
  • You can now filter results by study area, making it easier to find the most relevant resources.
  • Quick Find now suggests related topics.

Tips and tricks

Use the advanced search to create more detailed or specific searches. The advanced search is great if you already know some of the details of the resource you’re looking for, such as the author’s name or the publication date.

citeYou can save resources by clicking on the folder icon in the top right of each record. You can then access these resources in the saved items folder which can be found to the right of the search box and export or email them to yourself. This is a really handy way to keep track of useful resources.

Generate citations by clicking on ‘Cite’ in the preview pane, then selecting your referencing style of choice. This is a quick way of gathering all the information required for your reference list, but always make sure to double check the citation using CiteWrite to ensure it is correct.