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World Book and Copyright Day 2021

The late Argentine short-story writer, poet, and essayist Jorge Luis Borges famously wrote that he imagined paradise as a kind of library (he was also a librarian). If Borges were here today, he would no doubt be looking forward to 23 April, the official date of World Book…

Cite right with cite|write

Are you working on an assignment and wondering: How do I cite this source?  Or maybe: Why do I cite this source? Or maybe even: Do I have to cite it at all? You can find the answers in QUT cite|write. The ‘Cite’ section of this invaluable online…

Poetry in Motion

Poetry lovers everywhere, rejoice! 21st of March is World Poetry Day. Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry and poets of all stripes. It aims to promote the reading, writing, and teaching of this millennia-old literary form. More specifically, WPD encourages a…

Summer Reading 2020

Remember the joys of reading for pleasure? If you’re keen to get stuck into a good book these holidays, QUT Library has a great selection–including these overlooked contemporary Australian gems: Profound and mysterious, Shaun Prescott’s  debut novel The Town documents an unnamed…

GIF IT UP 2020

Voting is now open for the 7th edition of GIF IT UP, an annual GIF-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. GIF IT UP is run by Europeana in cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ, Trove in Australia, and (as of…

Gearing up for Exams

We’re approaching the end of another academic year — which means that exam time is nigh.  Preparing early will help to reduce some of the inevitable pre-exam stress. Here are some tips to help you get organised. Double-check the date, time, and location of your exam/s. Also check…

Art at QUT Library

QUT Art Museum has generously loaned the Library three striking artworks from the QUT Art Collection, each one by a Queensland or Northern NSW  practitioner. Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango’s vibrant installation ‘NatureNurture’ is displayed opposite the stairwell on Level 5 of Gardens Point Library. On Level 2 of…

Researching and Referencing Workshops

Looking to enhance your research skills? Want to learn how to cite and reference sources for your assignments?  The Library is currently running the following workshops to help you prepare for Semester Two. Researching Made Easy – Learn to use databases more efficiently to find relevant information and…