NSB324 Case Study Essay Workshop

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A workshop for NSB324 students will be held on Tuesday 1st of May, 2pm – 3.30pm, in B2.07 (the Library computer lab). Come along if you would like some help with analysing your assignment question and structuring your essay.  To register for this workshop, just email me on tanya.harden@qut.edu.au.

In addition we will also be running  drop-in sessions on

  • Wednesday 9th of May, 9am – 10am
  • Thursday 10th of May, 3pm – 4pm.

There is no need to register for the drop-in sessions, just come along with your assignment and your questions.

Find the full text of a particular journal article

Have you found yourself searching the library databases, finding great articles only to find that you can’t see a link to the full text version?  This can be frustrating but don’t worry – there are a few ways you can track down the full text of a particular journal article you are looking for.

1. Go to Quick Find – Advanced Search – http://qut.summon.serialssolutions.com/advanced
– Type in the details of the article:

2. The JOURNAL TITLE search – http://libcat.library.qut.edu.au/search~S7

This is Library basics 101. Type in title of the journal you need to get a definitive answer on whether the library holds the journal you need in print, online, both print and online, or not at all:
– On the Library homepage, click on Library catalogue

– Then click on Journal Title search and enter the title of the journal to see whether the library holds it.

– If the library holds the journal, check the year of the article you need and compare with the library holdings listed in the catalogue record. If the library holds the year you need:

  • If available in PRINT – take note of the call number and go to the Periodicals collection

  • If available ONLINE – follow the links to the year, issue and volume number that you need.

Remember you can also visit the Learning and Research Desks at each campus library at any time to get further help.

Find Logie award-winning TV in the library

Love Australian TV? We hold a selection of Logie award-winning and nominated programs at Kelvin Grove Library.  You’ll find the TV shows on level 4 at 791.45.

Logies also cover other program formats, for example, the factual program winner  “Go Back To Where You Came From”, which is held on level  5 at 305.906914 9.

And finally, we have the following on order so keep an eye out –

Placing Holds on Curriculum Items

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Many students use the Curriculum Collection for assessment tasks, as well as while they are on placement.  To clarify some of the confusion regarding placing holds on Curriculum items, read on!

Yes, you can place a hold on items in the Curriculum Collection!  However, the student who has the item will not receive a recall notice advising them to return the item within seven days.  Students often take Curriculum resources with them on fieldwork, and as it may be difficult for them to return the item earlier if it is recalled, they are given the full 42 day loan period.   You should place a hold, though, if you require the item, as the student who currently has it will then be unable to renew the item at the end of the 42 day period.  As soon as they return the item, you will be notified that it is on the holdshelf, waiting for you to pick it up.

IMPORTANT! As you won’t receive a recall notice when a hold is placed on Curriculum items you have borrowed, unless you attempt to renew a Curriculum item and fail, or check it in the catalogue, you won’t know if there’s a hold on it. If there is a hold and you fail to return the item on time, you will be penalised 40 penalty points a day! (As opposed to 1 point a day for ordinary overdues.) This adds up very quickly!


a.       Try to renew Curriculum resources if you think you’ll be late returning them. You can do this online, wherever you are.

b.      Be especially careful to return Curriculum items on time, every time!

NSB500 Assignment Help Workshop – Monday 23rd of April

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On Monday, 23rd of April,  a workshop for your first assessment will be held in B2.07 , the computer lab in the Library.  The workshop will start at 3pm and run for two hours.

This workshop will take you through analysing your assignment question, academic writing and structuring your assignment and some research. So, bring along your assignment task and your questions, and we’ll help you out where we can.

To register all you need to do is email me on tanya.harden@qut.edu.au.

Book your Study Solutions appointment now

Study Solutions is a free service where you can receive individual assistance from experienced staff who will work with you on any of your academic study issues.

Appointments are 25 mins and available at the Library on every campus. Bring your assignment topic, project task or study challenge. You can book 3 appointments each semester right through to exams. Get help to:

  • Write more effectively
  • Analyse your assessment tasks
  • Manage your time better
  • Find the best info for your assignments
  • Organise your group
  • Prepare for exams


Please note:

Editing and proofreading: We won’t edit or proofread your assignments. We will help you to improve your writing and provide guidance on how to proofread your own work.

International College students: For students undertaking academic pathways programs, QUTIC Language and Learning Services provides 1-1 consultations so it is important that you see a QUTIC Language and Learning Adviser about your assignments.

Get a grip on the World Economy with IMF stats

An essential resource for Business students and anyone interested in gaining a clear understanding of what’s actually going on behind the news headlines

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides a rich source of clear information such as World Economic Outlooks. The data can be searched by country, topic or source – so you can checkout clear graphs to see Australia’s consumer price index, balance of payments and unemployment rate compared since 1980 or its top 10 export partners (who knew Indonesia & Korea would feature so prominently?)
The IMF is a great resource when you’re looking for World economic indicators and financial statistics such as Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Trade and Investment & Financial Soundness Indicators.

IMF stats is worth viewing alongside EIU Country Data and PRS Country Data

The IMF e-Library is available from here http://libguides.library.qut.edu.au/databases/imfe
Whilst a simple help guide can obtained from here: http://elibrary-data.imf.org.ezp01.library.qut.edu.au/Contents/HomePageUserGuide.pdf

Easter and Mid-Semester Break Opening Hours

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Caboolture Library will be closed over the Easter long weekend, Friday 6th of April – Monday 9th of April. 

The Library will re-open on Tuesday 10th of April and will be open normal hours (8am – 7pm Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm Saturday) for the remainder of the mid-semester break.  All Library services, including Assignment Minder, will be available during the break, with the exception of Study Solutions, which will resume in Week 7.   Remember, while Study Solutions may not be available during the break, there is still plenty of help available to you at the Learning and Research Desk.

Have a happy and safe Easter and enjoy the break!