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Finding Information #2 – Searching PubMed

PubMed is a freely available version of the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database and also provides access to some additional content not selected for MEDLINE. PubMed doesn’t contain full-text articles, but may link to publishers’ websites and other resources Access PubMed via QUT Library’s Databases and…

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…

Finding those elusive spatial datasets is now so easy!

Spatial Data Finder is a new online tool that makes it easy for QUT researchers to find and access information about spatial research datasets.  Records published in Spatial Data Finder are also published in Research Data Australia (RDA), which is the national registry of research datasets. QUT Library has…

Strategic analysis at your fingertips

SciVal is a web-based strategic analysis tool that is based on Scopus data. SciVal makes it easier to analyse research performance at an individual, group or institutional level. It has three modules that offer quick, easy access to the research performance of 4600 research institutions and over 200…

Look out, behind you! It’s some Bad Science!

As we all know, evaluating your resources is an important part of the research process. However, all resources aren’t created equal so how do you know whether what you’ve found is good or bad on the spectrum of quality? Firstly you can attend a class in the QUT…

Scopus helps researchers ‘mind the gap’

Researchers, are you looking to identify gaps in your field? Save time and get the results and analysis you need with Scopus. Search simultaneously across disciplines to tap into the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts…

Finding online video for your study

I like reading as much as the next librarian but sometimes words on a page (or a screen) just aren’t enough. At uni reading textbooks is the usual way most of us learn about a new topic because they give us a broader theoretical overview of subject information. The…