Research and referencing support – we’ve got your back

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Studying from home and need help with your assignment or research? Check out the library resources and services we have compiled for you to keep you on track from the comfort of your own home.

Visit the Studying online webpage to find out about:

  • Accessing library resources online such as course material or search the library catalogue and library databases.
  • Library guides – a great place to start if you don’t quite know what you are looking for, find your subject area and browse the resources.
  • Referencing guides – handy guides which show examples of how to quote or paraphrase in your assignment and how citations appear in your reference list. Select your referencing style and off you go.
  • Study Smart – useful information and study tips, assignment writing skills, exam prep and much more.

If you need to contact the Library, fill in the Get help from the library webform and we’ll be in touch.

Oh, and keep an eye on the Services Update page for any services or support changes!

While we may not be on campus, the Library is still here to help.


Easter Break – Library Services closed

The University is taking a well-deserved break over the Easter long weekend and we hope you will too.

This means Library Services will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 8 April and reopen Tuesday 14 April. Don’t worry though, you’ll still be able to access all our online resources from our Studying OnlineTeaching Online and Researching Online pages.

AskUs 24/7 is available if you need help and for anything you can’t find an answer to, fill out the Library help webform and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can when we’re back at work on Tuesday.

Enjoy the Easter break!


New additions to the Library’s eBook collection

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The Library now has access to Taylor and Francis’ eBook Collection. Titles can be discovered through the Library search or directly in the Taylor and Francis Collection.

Taylor & Francis eBook Collection:

The collection provides unlimited access to over 60,000 scholarly eBooks from the last 10 years in a wide range of areas including:

  • Arts
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Bioscience
  • Built Environment
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics, Finance, Business and Industry
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Humanities
  • Language and Literature
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Social Sciences
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Urban Studies

Tip: You can either search by keywords, author/s, titles or ISBN or Browse by Subjects.  Select a subject area from the ‘Subjects’ page and click the box under the heading ‘Filter By’ that indicates: ‘Show content I have access to’.


Fun Fact Thursday

Right about now we could all use some fun and positivity in our lives, so we’re starting Fun Fact Thursday!

Each Thursday we’ll be posting an unusual or interesting fact because life should never be too serious.

Keep an eye an out, you might learn something you’ve never heard before to share with your roommate, family or at virtual gatherings.

On the other hand, if you would like to learn something that is actually useful, check out our Studying Online page for access to all our online resources. Remember to stay well and keep connected.


Are you studying or working at home?

It is important to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing when studying or working at home.

Are you feeling stressed? Getting uncomfortable sitting at that desk? Getting distracted? Worried about friends and family? Or feeling alone and remote?

You are not alone. This happens to us all- it is perfectly normal, expected even.

First port of call- take a break every now and then to keep you motivated and focused on what you’re doing. Generally, you should take a quick break every 30-60 minutes. It sounds like a lot, but it isn’t and you will feel better for it.

Try doing some desk yoga or at least have a good stretch. Have a wander around the house, take a look out the window, if you have a backyard take your shoes off and get out in the yard.

Break your day up– plan your day and plan some time to do the things you love, or at least like. Listen to a podcast, re-read a chapter in your favorite book- we suggest starting at chapter one but do your own thing! Ring your grandma, dad, mum, best friend or send them a message. Reaching out and talking to people is core to us all.

Try to stay positive and kind, being aware of how you are feeling and why is key. The Australian Government’s Head to Health site has some good tips for this.

Do something creative, draw a picture, build Lego, write a story, start a daily one sentence journal of how you are feeling or thinking. Start cooking exotic dishes, start eating exotic dishes, send your colleagues a fun fact or meme. This might be the perfect time to learn tap dancing from YouTube.

You can also jump onto Griffith’s Online Health and Wellness Centre for support and advice.

The Library also has resources to keep your work or study moving forward. Try our Studying online or Teaching online pages.

Ask everyone you connect with if they are OK, then listen. It can make a world of difference.

We are all in this together.

Stay safe and well.


Contact the Library

Library Services are available and here to help.

Access Library help anywhere, anytime via our range of online support channels.

AskUs 24/7 

Find answers to commonly asked questions in AskUs 24/7. This includes answers to general and library related questions that are accessible anytime. 

Webform 

Submit your query via the Online Enquiries webform on the library homepage and we’ll get back to you with all the answers and information you need. 

Email 

Email us at library@griffith.edu.au and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. 

If you are studying from home be sure to check out our Studying from Home webpage for all the information you need on anywhere, anytime library services. The library is here to help.


Working with Data

Good data management can save you time and help ensure that your data is protected.  

Griffith Library has produced best practice data guidelines for researchers. The guidelines cover: 

Before the project starts 

  • Regulatory requirements and professional obligations 
  • Contribution to research impact 
  • Costing 
  • Planning documentation 

At the start of the project 

  • Intellectual property 
  • Retention 
  • Ethics and consent 

During the project 

  • Find research data 
  • Durable formats 
  • Secure storage – digital data 
  • Secure storage – print and physical 
  • Safe and secure data transfer 
  • Organising and documenting data 

Towards the end and after 

  • Sharing data through a repository 
  • Licensing for re-use 
  • Secure destruction 
  • Exit planning 

Visit the Griffith Library web page to get support across your entire research project. 

Best practice data guidelines for researchers by Griffith University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License