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October 2011

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Finishing Assignments?

Reading over your assignment for the millionth time? Suspect there are mistakes you just can’t see? Aiming for an excellent communication mark or to highlight your professionalism?   Studywell provides some tips and tricks to make checking over your assignment more effective. Here are some examples of what…

Database spotlight: Inspec and IEEE Xplore

Inspec, a leading bibliographic database in the fields of electronics, physics, computer science and engineering, added its 12 millionth record in June 2011. The 12-millionth item to be added to the database is about fuel cells – “A novel membrane for DMFC – Na2Ti3O7 nanotubes/Nafion composite membrane” by…

United Nations Day – 24 October

United Nations (UN) Day annually falls on October 24 and marks the anniversary of the United Nations coming into force in 1945. On this day in 1945, the United Nations officially came into being when the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security…

Help with Referencing

One of the key components of academic writing is referencing. It allows you to support your writing with evidence, ideas or quotes from others’ research without plagiarising. In order to assist you with the task of referencing QUT provides an excellent tool known as QUT cite|write. It contains…

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Are you an external student?  Work full time?  Look after kids during the day?  Or rushed off your feet in the final weeks of semester? If you can’t make it to uni, don’t despair, there are other ways you can talk to us. Email: Check out the FAQs…

Top tips: QUT Harvard

Here are our top tips for referencing using QUT Harvard: 1.    Referencing two sources (e.g. websites, books) which are written by the same author and published in the same year.   Example:  You have two book chapters written by John Hartley and published in 2007.  Both books have…