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Gabrielle Hayes

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Print vs ebook showdown

Here in the QUT Library we don’t believe that print books and ebooks should be pitted against each other and held up to be mortal enemies forevermore. There are pros and cons to each and the new book smell is only a small plus for print after all.…

Just Youtube it

Since its launch in 2005, Youtube has bought us hundreds of viral sensations, launched Justin Bieber and is now the go-to place when you need to know how to fix it, use it, review it or understand how ‘it’ works. Nestled amongst video gems such as cat in…

Altmetrics… measuring the broader impact of research

Altmetrics are “alternative metrics”. Traditionally, research quality has been judged by the prestige of the journal it is published in, or by the number of citations to a paper. About 2010, the term Altmetrics was coined to refer to broader demonstrations of impact, such as mentions in newspapers…

Welcome to Semester 1

So – you’ve found the library; worked out your preferred coffee shop; eaten some free pancakes; toga-ed up and perhaps even deciphered the campus map  to find your lecture locations. You’re feeling on top of things! It’s time to get serious. Keeping on top of your coursework and…

You’re invited to Open Data Day

This year, 21 February is International Open Data day. Practical ways you can participate in Open Data Day are listed on the Australian activities on Open Data Day webpage. At QUT, we recognise that research data is one of an institution’s greatest and most valuable assets. Our Research…

Make resolutions you can stick to

So it’s a brand new year, all shiny and full of hope and good intentions. Setting New Year’s goals is a tradition supported by academic research on independent learning (see Harvey & Chickie-Wolfe, 2007, Ch.1). Setting goals and maintaining goal-directed behaviour can improve study effectiveness (Harvey & Chickie-Wolfe, 2007).…

What are your selfies saying about you?

So it seems that too many selfies on your Facebook feed are linked to higher than normal levels of psychopathy. Probably not the impression you’re aiming for. A new study, published online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences*, showed that men who posted more online photos of…

Summer Series Five – Music

Every summer has to have a soundtrack – what is your 2014/2015 sounding like? Perhaps we can help. The QUT Library gives you access to music in all its forms – CDs, DVDs, scores, online music and more! The Library’s Sound CD collection can be found at Kelvin Grove…

The lighter side of health research

One of the great health-related puzzles of our time has been answered. New Zealand researchers have published a cohort study in the eminent journal BMJ’s satirical December edition addressing the question that puzzles those who frequent doctors’ waiting rooms: Why are the available magazines always so old? And it seems…