The start of semester is a great time to get acquainted with QUT Library and all it has to offer and to start learning or enhancing some vital skills for finding and using information for your studies.
Non-subject-specific researching and referencing sessions start Monday 15th February and continue throughout orientation and into the start of semester. Some sessions are online and some are face to face at Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point Libraries.
Library 101 helps you to discover the services and resources you can access at QUT Library. Learn the basics of navigating the Library website, locating your readings and where to go for more training and support.
Search Smart! Finding information for assignments Learn how to use databases efficiently to find relevant information and current journal articles for your assignments.
Cite|Right! Referencing essentials This session introduces you to the principles and styles of referencing and citing using QUT cite|write. It also explains how you can paraphrase the work of others, avoid plagiarism, and make sure that your work has academic integrity.
QUT Students, book on to any of the sessions here (Browse Events -> Study, research and learning). Some faculties are offering subject specific sessions which can be found on the same page (e.g. try searching for research and law).
If you prefer a self-guided approach, you can search for items in the Library from our home page https://www.library.qut.edu.au/.
The Library has also developed an excellent resource called Study Smart. Study Smart can be used by all students looking to develop their information research and literacy skills and achieve assignment success at university. Choose one module or complete all four. If you’re a QUT student, test your knowledge by taking the Study Smart Quiz on Blackboard.
QUT Libraries are so much more than this too. There are multiple study spaces in different study environments. Working on a group project? Try one of the group study areas or book a study room. Prefer to study alone in one of the silent study areas? Plenty of study spaces are available in each of our libraries. Need a computer? These are available in various places throughout the libraries or bring your own device (don’t forget your charger).
We look forward to welcoming you into our libraries (Law, Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove) and empowering you to succeed in your studies.