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How to help exam insomnia

  Students studying intensely can struggle to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night with their minds racing. Here are three techniques to help exam insomnia. Take an observer’s stance. Notice where your mind is going and jot down your observations and problem-solving thoughts…

New releases from Lynda.com

Lynda.com has released some new instructional videos in a variety of subject areas. http://libguides.library.qut.edu.au/databases/lynda From “Monday productivity pointers” to “Leading change”, “Retouching bridal photographs” to “Programming for non-programmers” there is sure to be something for everyone.  Just sign into Lynda.com and then click on the “new courses”. Don’t…

Free access to new Palgrave Pivot titles

    Palgrave Pivot is a new type of peer-reviewed publication that is shorter than a book, but longer than a journal article.  Pivot allows for faster dissemination of research suitable for a medium length format. Access over 100 Palgrave Pivot titles across Business, Social Sciences and the Humanities…

All systems go for AcWrMo

November is Academic Writing Month (#AcWrMo). AcWrMo is ideal if you are writing a thesis (Honours, Masters or PhD), then AcWrMo is for you. AcWrMo is also recommended for any researchers with a deadline. 6 Rules Decide your academic writing goal. Declare your goal on the shared Google…

Shhhh! Silent zones in the library

It’s getting to the pointy end of semester where you might be looking for a quiet place to knuckle down and study. Look no further than the library, where there are dedicated quiet floors to escape loud phone conversations or the hubbub of group work. KG – Levels…

Cooee education students

QUT Library needs your help to create a groovy new library space and cool stuff to put in it. We are already pretty proud of our collection: heaps of books, puppets, maps, games, rocks, construction sets and more. But we want to be even more spectacular (is that…

New digital collection of Asia-Pacific images

QUT Library has a new digital collection.  The Dr. Iraphne Childs’ Geographical image collection is the result of photographs taken across three decades of study and research, and span the globe in coverage. From Japan and Hawaii in the seventies to Australia and New Zealand throughout the eighties…

A PDF app that speaks back

Reading and taking notes is an essential part of student life and PDF is a popular format for core readings in QUT units. There are a number of programs that allow students to highlight, add sticky notes, add images or comments to improve comprehension and critical analysis of…

This week is International Open Access Week

In 2013, 21st to 27th October is International Open Access Week.  To celebrate OA Week, QUT Library’s Research Support Team will be running two events on Friday 25th October. The first session, which will be held at the KG campus in the IHBI seminar room starting at 9.30am,…