Resource for health – Informa Health Care ejournal package

QUT Library has access to the Informa Healthcare ejournal package, which provides access to the full text of over 700 pharmaceutical and medical titles.

It covers the life science, pharmaceutical and clinical disciplines and includes more than 3.5 million pages of high-quality research and analysis in peer-reviewed journals, online and print books, newsletters, databases, directories and encyclopedias from an international body of expert contributors.

Informa Healthcare also provides users with a series of journal podcasts featuring researchers discussing their published papers and journal articles.

Access to Informa Healthcare can be obtained via the database search on the QUT Library homepage, or alternatively click here.

Discover the Web of Science

Keep track of citation counts of your own articles and find high impact research in your field with Web of Science.

Web of Science’s collection of databases provides citation count information for scholarly articles, books and conference proceedings. With sophisticated citation analysis functionalities, you can track citation activity, monitor citation trends and map citation relationships.

Web of Science indexes abstracts and citation information in subject areas such as science, social science and humanities.

Databases available via Web of Science include:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Book Citation Index-Science (BKCI-S)
  • Book Citation Index-Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)
  • Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded)
  • Index Chemicus

Attention students, researchers and educators in Dance, Film and Counselling…

Online Videos and Scripts from the Alexander Street Press.

Alexander Street Press publishes online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.  Access to Alexander Street Press Collections can be obtained via the database search on the QUT Library homepage.

Counselling and Therapy in Video
Contains hundreds of hours of videos of psychology interviews and therapy sessions. It is able to be browsed and searched by key words regarding client disorders, cultural background of clients, types of therapy sessions and therapist. Video types include consultations, counseling session, demonstration, documentary, dramatized scenes,  interview, lecture/presentation and personal narrative. The 465 videos in this collection can also be found through the library catalogue.

Dance in Video
More than 520 videos of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. The videos in this collection can also be found through the library catalogue.

American Film Scripts Online
American Film Scripts Online contains more than 1,000 scripts with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. The primary focus of the database is the written work, rather than the film itself.  It allows users to see and understand the structure of films, character development, beginnings and endings, plot points and scenes

Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online. The scripts within AFSO have been chosen by the following criteria:

  • The film or screenplay won a major award or was critically acclaimed
  • The screenplay has historical or sociological significance, for example, the writer was expressing a minority viewpoint or if a film is particularly representative of a movement, a time period or a minority group.

Tell us what you think about us for the chance to win an iPad!

The QUT Library survey is still open! Give us your thoughts and possibly win an iPad!

The survey is designed to give you an opportunity to state your opinions on how well you think the Library performs in relation to what you think is important. Your opinions are valuable and will help us understand how we can make QUT Library work better for everyone.

To take the survey click here.

Don’t get lost in the Library!

Finding the most relevant resources for your assignment can be tricky and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or get lost in the research process. The library has several tools to help you with finding the best resources for you assignments.

Course Materials Database (CMD)
You can get to the CMD through your unit’s Blackboard site. CMD gives you direct access to resources your lecturer has specified as most relevant to your unit.

Subject Guides
Subject Guides have been developed by the Librarians for each faculty to provide you with quick and easy access to a range of resources in your subject are. The green tabs across the top of the guide help you to navigate through the Librarian’s top picks.

Quick Find
Quick Find is a search tool that will search though the QUT Library catalogue and various databases to find a large range of resources all accessible to you for free as a QUT student.

Studywell is a learning tool that provides a huge range of material to help you improve your academic skills. A quick look at the Researching section will give you access to a range of videos, presentations and information sheets about more effective researching, evaluating resources and critical thinking.

Ask a Librarian
Our friendly Library staff are available to help you with your research. You can talk to one at the Learning and Research Desk or chat online.

Stress-free assignment planning with Assignment Calculator!

Writing a great assignment takes planning, but we often don’t know how what the stages are, or how long to spend on each one. That’s where the Assignment Calculator can help.

Simply enter in the due date, and the Assignment Calculator will calculate how much time you have to complete the assignment, and divide each step into manageable chunks. You’ll have a deadline for each stage, to stop you from getting bogged down in one step and run out of time for another. You’ll also find handy tips for completing each stage, and links to great resources on Studywell and CiteWrite.

So the next time you have an assignment to do, let the Assignment Calculator do the planning for you, leaving you free to focus on the task itself!

Database spotlight – Scopus

Scopus is one of the world’s largest abstract and citation databases across all subject areas. The coverage of Scopus includes:

  • Over 20,500 titles indexed from 5,000 publishers worldwide
  • Contains 49 million records, 78% with abstracts
  • Over 5.3 million conference papers
  • Provides 100% Medline coverage

Citation information is available for articles indexed from 1996 with plans to add citation information from 1986. Find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received. A number of applications are also available to track, analyse and visualise research.

Access Scopus at

Contact Ask a Librarian for more information or assistance to use Scopus or any of its supporting applications.

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Tell us what you think about QUT Library for your chance to win an Apple iPad, by completing the QUT Library survey.

The survey is designed to give you an opportunity to state your opinions on how well you think the QUT Library performs in relation to what you think is important. Your opinions are valuable and will help us understand how we can make QUT Library work better for everyone.

Higher Degree Research Scholarship Round open now

QUT’s Higher Degree Research Scholarship Round is open from 12 August – 13 October 2013

QUT understands that the workload of a research degree makes it difficult for full-time students to support themselves. Up to 200 scholarships valued at more than $25,000 each to cover living costs  will be awarded in 2014 to high performing new and continuing higher degree research students.

Applications are now being accepted for 2014 research scholarships, including Australian Postgraduate Awards, QUT Postgraduate Research Awards, International Postgraduate Research Scholarships and a variety of other school, faculty, and institute awards. How you apply will depend on whether you are a current research student or are planning to apply for admission to a research course in 2014, but all applications must be received by 11.59pm AEST on Sunday 13 October.

The Research Students Centre will also be hosting student information sessions at both Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses, so drop by to find out more about the scholarships and their eligibility requirements, and get some tips to help you with your application.

  • The Kelvin Grove information session will be held on Friday 30 August from 10am to 11am in Room 109, Level 1, 88 Musk Avenue.
  • The Gardens Point information session will be held on Monday 2 September from 10am to 11am in the Owen J Woodworth Room, Level 12, S-Block.

Writing Great Assignments

The secret to writing great assignments is all about how you begin and end the process. Take the time to plan and edit to make your writing clear, logical, relevant and … great!


  • Plan your time carefully so that you will have time to edit before the due date. Aim to write at least one draft. This will remove the pressure to write perfectly and you’ll build momentum.
  • Know what type of assignment you’re writing. Reports, essays, critiques, annotated bibliographies, etc. have different structures, tones and styles. Know the difference before you begin.


  • Break the assignment into chunks and divide the word count by the number of paragraphs you plan to write. Start writing whichever paragraph you like: there is no need to write the introduction first!
  • Check regularly to ensure that your writing responds to the task sheet, the marking criteria and any other resources available on Blackboard.
  • Take short breaks every hour and reward yourself when you reach the end of each section.


  1. Am I answering the assignment question?
  2. Do I use clear examples and good evidence to support my ideas?
  3. Is my assignment organised and carefully structured so a reader can follow my logic?
  4. Am I referencing correctly and consistently?
  5. Is my writing formal and free of errors? Am I using the scholarly language of my discipline: the technical terms, words and theories that are used by my lecturers and are relevant to my subject area?

For any help with writing assignments, come and see us at Study Solutions!