This Week in the Library – Semester 2, Week 2

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Free workshops are offered again in Semester 2 – to view the workshop timetable, visit the Workshops and Training webpage on the library website.  Please note that some workshops require bookings – check on the website for more information.

Don’t forget about our consultation services – they can help with your Academic, Computing and Library Research Skills.

COMING UP:  REFERENCING WEEK! 

Book and attend a referencing related workshop during Week 3 to receive a coffee voucher and go into the draw for a $50 voucher for the Co-op Book Shop.  (One book voucher each at Nathan and Gold Coast campuses).

 

Workshop Date Start Time Campus Room
Word: formatting for consistency Monday, 4 August 01:00 PM Nathan N53_1.50
Excel essentials Tuesday, 5 August 09:30 AM Gold Coast G10_2.04
Concept mapping Tuesday, 5 August 01:00 PM Nathan N53_1.51
Concept mapping Tuesday, 5 August 10:00 AM Gold Coast G10_2.25
Are You Ready to be Social? Tuesday, 5 August 09:30 AM Nathan N53_1.50
EndNote Wednesday, 6 August 01:00 PM Gold Coast G10_2.04
Using the ideas and words of others Wednesday, 6 August 11:00 AM Nathan N53_1.51
Researching for your assignment Wednesday, 6 August 12:00 PM Online Online
Setting up your own topic or research question Wednesday, 6 August 05:00 PM Nathan N53_1.51
Excel essentials Wednesday, 6 August 01:00 PM Nathan N53_1.50
Word essentials Thursday, 7 August 01:00 PM Nathan N53_1.50
Preparing for postgraduate study Thursday, 7 August 09:30 AM Online Online
Writing reports Thursday, 7 August 10:00 AM Gold Coast G10_2.25
Word: formatting for consistency Friday, 8 August 09:30 AM Gold Coast G10_2.04
Managing your reading and note taking Friday, 8 August 10:30 AM Nathan N53_1.51
Referencing Saturday, 9 August 02:00 PM Nathan N53_1.49
Researching for your assignment Saturday, 9 August 12:00 PM Nathan N53_1.49

 


Google Apps for student life!

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  • So here is something neat about the Griffith Google Apps account that you receive when you start at Griffith: it will be available to you for life. Serious!

Griffith student Google Apps consist of:

  • Gmail  – your fabulous Griffith email account with crazy storage capabilities
  • Docs  – create, store and share your important documents in Google Drive – anywhere, anytime (plus share and simultaneously work on the same Google document with other students and staff)
  • Calendar – organise your study schedule with the calendar – and become a time management demon!
  • Sites – a way to share and create webpages with other staff and students
  • Talk – chat with other classmates, friends and staff using the g-chat function in your email. Instant message = winning!

We believe these tools will help you to achieve studying enlightenment. (Well maybe not, but at the very least your organisational skill and time management ability will impress your mum.)

Are you sufficiently wowed? Head on over to the student email support page for more information!

What do you think about Google Apps? Have they helped you in your studying and general UNI goals? We’d love to hear from you!


Lecture Capture – your BFF at Griffith

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  • At Griffith we’ve got this awesome tool called Lecture Capture. It’s your best friend for study review!

Lecture Capture provides streamed media from selected units by making digital recordings of face-to-face teaching and providing them online within 48 hours.

You can gain access to the recorded lectures via your units in Learning@Griffith. The lectures are automatically published to your course site and can be viewed on most mobile devices like phones and tablets. The coolest thing about Lecture Capture is that lectures are completely searchable and bookmarkable so that you can pinpoint the most important parts of each lecture. This makes compiling study notes so much easier! Neat!

For more information about Lecture Capture, visit the Lecture Capture webpage on the Griffith website.


This Week in the Library – Semester 2, Week 1

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Free workshops are offered again in Semester 2 – the new timetable is now available.  Please note that some
workshops require bookings – check on the website for more information.

Don’t forget about our consultation services – they can help with your Academic, Computing and Library Research Skills.

To view the workshop timetable and find out more about consultations, visit the Workshops and Training webpage on the library website.

Next week:

Workshop Date Start Time Campus Room
Word essentials Monday, 28 July 01:00 PM Nathan N53_1.50
Word essentials Monday, 28 July 09:30 AM Gold Coast G10_2.04
Time management Tuesday, 29 July 10:00 AM Gold Coast G10_2.25
Researching for your assignment Tuesday, 29 July 12:00 PM Gold Coast G10_2.09
Excel essentials Tuesday, 29 July 09:30 AM Nathan N53_1.50
Unpacking the question Tuesday, 29 July 01:00 PM Nathan N53_1.51
Researching for your assignment Wednesday, 30 July 12:00 PM Nathan N53_1.49
Connecting with Google Wednesday, 30 July 01:00 PM Gold Coast G10_2.04
Preparing for postgraduate study Wednesday, 30 July 05:00 PM Nathan N53_1.51
Reading a journal article Wednesday, 30 July 11:00 AM Nathan N53_1.51
Connecting with Google Thursday, 31 July 09:30 AM Nathan N53_1.50
Are You Ready to be Social? Thursday, 31 July 01:00 PM Gold Coast G10_2.04
Unpacking the question Thursday, 31 July 10:00 AM Gold Coast G10_2.25
Referencing Thursday, 31 July 12:00 PM Nathan N53_1.49
EndNote Friday, 1 August 09:30 AM Gold Coast G10_2.04
EndNote Friday, 1 August 01:00 PM Nathan N53_1.50
Getting started on your assignment Friday, 1 August 10:30 AM Nathan N53_1.51
Referencing Friday, 1 August 12:00 PM Gold Coast G10_2.09

Use Google Docs to improve your research

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Use the Google Docs Research Tool to enhance your uni assignments
and presentations.

By using the Research Tool you can search information more effectively. With refined results the tool has the ability to automatically create citations for you.

The Google Research Tool is easy to use, learn more by watching this short video (2.58), or reading more here. Join the Griffith Google Community group for more tips about how to use Google as a practical tool throughout your studies.


Need help getting all your “IT” stuff sorted? We have your back

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We know that student computing plays a big part in life at UNI. Even though some of us might miss the scratch of the pen on the page and the sound of that page when it turns (anyone? No? Just me?), almost everything is done electronically and/or online these days. Knowing this, and because we like to be as helpful as possible, we’ve compiled all the information related to computing that you need on one website (which has had a facelift and looks quite fancy, by the way).

On the student computing website you’ll find information on available software, storing files, using your own devices on campus, training and support, and the Griffith App. Cool, huh?

Head on over to check it out and let us know what you think. Happy computing!


Earlybird Workshops filling up fast!

  • Have you enrolled yet for our FREE Computing Earlybird Workshops held 21-26 July?

No? Well you better get on it! As always, our Computing Earlybird Workshops are filling up fast! The three workshops on offer, Introduction to Griffith’s Online Environment (3 hours), Getting started with a Mac (2hrs) and Getting started with a PC (2hrs), are almost full. Book now! If you can’t make it to these sessions – don’t fret – there’ll be plenty more in the first few weeks of Semester Two.

In addition to these two computing workshops that you must pre-book for, we also have the following Earlybird Workshops on offer. No bookings necessary for these – just fly on in:

  • Strategies for study at university (2hrs)
  • Academic writing (2hrs)
  • Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
  • Get ready to research (1.5hrs)
  • Reading and note taking (2hrs)
  • Understanding referencing(1.5hrs)

For workshop dates, times and locations, see page 2 of the Earlybird flyer.

Enrol here for the computing workshops. Enrolment for other workshops is not necessary – just show up on the day!

To view the workshops you are currently enrolled in visit Book-it and click on the “View/cancel bookings” in the left hand column. For more information visit the library website or call Library and IT Help on (07) 3735 5555.


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