Australian Medicines Handbook

Did you know that the Australian Medicines Handbook is available online through QUT Library?

Rather than waiting to get your hands on a copy of the AMH 2012, you can access all the information you need, right away!  To find it, simply type the words Australian Medicines Handbook online into Quick Find on the Library homepage and click on the first search result.

Remember, if you have any questions about finding the Australian Medicines Handbook online, or need help with research, referencing, writing etc., ask a librarian!

What’s Your Favourite Book?

To celebrate the National Year of Reading, QUT Library at Caboolture is giving you the opportunity to win a $20 QUT Bookshop voucher! 

To go in the draw, all you have to do is comment on this post, telling us what your favourite book is, and why it’s your favourite.  The competition closes Midnight on Friday the 3rd of August.  Winners will be announced on this blog on Monday 6th of August.  We have four vouchers to give away, so get writing!

Don’t forget the book swap currently running in the library; there are some great titles to choose from.  Feel free to swap any book you no longer want (except old textbooks) for any of the books on the display.  It’s that simple and it’s free!

Got a Problem to Solve? Look us up….. Counselling Services at Caboolture

Mandy White – Counsellor – Careers/Personal

Mandy can work with you on any personal issues, career counselling, course/career indecision, or employment preparation.

Maria Oram – Counsellor (Personal)/Welfare Officer

Maria can work with you on any personal issues, student loans and other financial support, budgeting, Centrelink and general welfare matters.

For help with any of the above or with problem solving ACADEMIC CHALLENGES, SUCH AS DEFERRED EXAMS, APPLICATION FOR EXTENSIONS, etc –

  • Make an appointment at the Student Centre J Block
  • Phone 5316 7400
  • Visit us at the Problem Solving Cafe in the Library (Tuesday 2-3 or Thurday 10 – 11)

Book Swap in the Library

Reading is a big part of university study, and as we head into second semester, I’m sure you’re planning on doing a lot of reading over the next few months.  However, reading doesn’t have to be just about study, it can be fun, too!

In celebration of the National Year of Reading, QUT Library is rediscovering the magic of books with its 2012 book swap!

The book swap will start on 23 July and continue through the first two weeks of semester. To get involved just bring in your pre-loved books and exchange them for something you have never read before.  Find a new favourite author or topic, save money and enjoy the read.  The books will be displayed near the Learning and Research desk in the library.

All recreational reading books in fair condition will be accepted. (No old textbooks please!)

Nursing Assignment Resuscitation Workshop

Nursing students, would you like to brush up your assignment skills before the start of semester two?  If so, this workshop is for you!

Come along to the Library on Monday 16th of July and we will take you through academic writing skills, researching your assignment and correctly referencing your sources.

The workshop will be held in B2.07 and will run from 9.00 am – 1.00pm.  A light morning tea will be provided.

If you have any questions  or would like to register to attend, just comment on this blog post, including your full name (so we know who you are).  Remember to let us know if you have anything you would like specifically covered in the workshop.

KIB101 Visual Communication Showcase

Come along to the library and see the great work being exhibited by the KIB101 Visual Communication students!

This is an excellent opportunity to see what the Creative Industries students at Caboolture have been working on this semester.  Their work will be on display for two weeks, so make sure you check it out next time you’re in the library.  For a bit of a preview, check out the photos on the Creative Industries Caboolture Community Facebook page.

Referencing a Journal Article

Academic journals are collections of articles that are published on a regular basis and contain up to date information in a particular subject area. Therefore journal articles are an important component of assignment research and need to be correctly referenced when completing an assignment.

It helps to remember that the rules for referencing a journal article are basically the same, regardless of the format. Both print and electronic journal articles in your reference list must contain the following elements: author, date, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number and page numbers. You will find these details either on the article or in the database record. The only time you will not include an issue number in your reference is when the journal article does not have have one.

Now consider the format of your journal article. If it is a print article there is no more to add to the reference! For electronic articles there is just one more step. Does your journal article have a DOI? This provides a permanent link to an online resource and is usually printed on the first page of an electronic journal article. Alternatively you can check if a DOI for your electronic journal article exists by searching the CrossRef database ( The DOI is placed after the page numbers in your reference. If a DOI is unavailable for your electronic journal article, do a quick web search to locate the home page of the journal/magazine/publisher and provide this URL instead of a DOI.

Always check the final format of your reference including the order of elements, punctuation and the use of capitals or italics by referring to QUT cite|write. In your reference style, eg QUT APA or QUT Harvard, select the Journal Articles tab and then view Types of Journal Articles.

Remember, if you need help, come to the Learning and Research Desk, give us a call or chat to a librarian online.  Happy referencing!