QUT Library access for Alumni

As an alumni, you can access the QUT Library and online databases for free.

QUT Alumni Library membership is free, and valid for 5 years.

Apply for QUT Alumni borrowing membership for access to QUT Library physical collections.

 

Databases:

QUT Alumni have free access to a subset of the Library databases. (Note: you do not need a QUT Alumni borrowing membership to access Library databases.)

The Library continues to negotiate access to increase the number of databases and resources available to Alumni, dependent on publisher agreements.

You can also access many other databases for free, within the Library. Searching Google Scholar is an excellent way to discover journal articles and other scholarly papers and Open Access versions of articles are often available.

How do I log into Databases as a QUT Alumni?

Find out about other QUT Alumni benefits and special offers.

Open Access Week

Open Access Week: October 22-28. 

The theme for 2018 is “Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge”.

International Open Access Week is an opportunity to hear more about open access and engage with events that are happening at a QUT campus near you.

This year we are doing things a little differently. We are bringing this message directly to the researchers by taking our Open Access Bike on the road to faculties, institutes, across both campuses to meet with research staff and students and chat with them about the benefits of open access.

Researchers are invited to pop by to our open access pop-up trailer, find out more about open access, win some open access goodies, and make their own open access badges.

For academics who publish openly, the benefits include:

  • increased readership for open articles
  • increased academic usage through more citations.
  • depositing in an OA repository for free – such as QUT’s ePrints appears the best way to boost citations
  • open articles are better connected into global systems for sharing information, which means ultimately they can have wider societal impact.

See the flyer for events coming to a campus near you.

The new Quick Find is ready for you to start searching

There is a new and improved Quick Find search available for you to search for articles and books, as well as items located in the Library. Check out some of the new features and improvements. See what has changed:

  • Request PDF scans of hardcopy material of articles and chapters
  • New look My loans and holds: So user friendly!
  • New filters: Limit to hardcopy books
  • My Favourites: Permanently save your favourite books, articles and searches.
  • Find related articles: Enhanced to include cited and citing articles
  • New Browse items search: By subject, title or author
  • New Find a journal search: Browse to the online volume, issue and article.

More information and help is here. Your feedback and suggestions on the new Quick Find are welcome!