Take a shelfie for a chance to win an Apple Watch


Show us your best Library Shelfie and go into the draw to win an Apple Watch. You could also win some awesome weekly prizes!

Simply follow @griffithlibrary on Instagram or Twitter, take a selfie in a Griffith University Library, and post it on Instagram or Twitter. Be sure to include #libraryshelfie and #griffithuni so we can see!

Get your mobile phones ready! The competition opens on 1 August 2015. All entries must be submitted by 11 September 2015.

The competition is open to all current Griffith University students.

Terms and Conditions

  • There will be one winner of an Apple Watch
  • The winning entry will be selected at random after the closing date
  • The winner will be notified within 28 days
  • Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash or prize alternatives available
  • The name of the winner will be published on the Library’s Instagram, Twitter and Blog

EndNote: useful referencing software

EndnoteBefore the invention of referencing software, many students and staff had to enter in-text citations, reference lists and bibliographies manually and ensure they were correct according to the appropriate referencing style guidebook. Today, however, academic writing is made a little easier with the use of referencing software such as EndNote. EndNote is the software that is officially supported by the university.

EndNote is capable of formatting both in-text citations in the body of a document and the full reference at the end of the document in just a couple of clicks, once the software is installed and set up properly. EndNote is free for all students and staff. See the EndNote Subject Guide to learn how to download and use the software.

If you are an honours student, postgraduate student, HDR candidate or a staff member, it may be helpful to book and attend an EndNote for Windows or an EndNote for Mac workshop on your campus. Bookings open the week before each workshop and are conducted by an ICT Literacy Specialist.

If you would like assistance using the software, attend one of our Drop-In Sessions or book a Consultation with an ICT Literacy Specialist for more in-depth assistance.

For assistance with referencing your sources, attend a Referencing workshop or book a one-on-one Research & Referencing consultation with a Librarian.

Griffith App – Formative, Official and Free


Did you know we have an official Griffith App?

The App is free and can easily be found and downloaded from the App Store, Google Play Store and other web based Smart Phones.

Thanks to our latest update in July 2015, version 4.5 has the following features:

  • Library website to find your text books or link to the online resources
  • Learning@Griffith to keep you in touch with your courses at all times
  • Student Email so you are always in touch
  • Timetables so you know where and when you class starts
  • Maps that have a search function
  • Events so you don’t miss out on what on at Griffith
  • CareerBoard to keep up to date with the latest job offerings and much more
  • Textbooks – both the Textbook Exchange and the Co-op Bookshop search are available
  • Accommodation has information about living on or off campus

So download today and stay informed.

This Week in the Library – Week 2


Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff.

To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Booking is required for all computing and library workshops due to a limited number of places available in the training rooms.

Book online at griffith.edu.au/library/workshops-training.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 3/8 10.00 Reading and note-taking Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Tues 4/8 12.00 Writing paragraphs Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 5/8 12.00 Unpacking the question Information Services (L03_3.29) Logan
Wed 5/8 4.00 *Setting up your own topic or research question Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Thurs 6/8 11.00 Structuring and writing an academic assignment Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Thurs 6/8 1.00 Moving beyond description Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Thurs 6/8 1.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Fri 7/8 11.00 Structuring and writing an academic assignment Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Fri 7/8 12.00 Structuring and writing an academic assignment Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank

Computing Skills

Bookings are required for all computing workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 3/8 1.00 Word. Preparing long documents (3 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Tues 4/8 9.30 Excel Essentials (3 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 5/8 1.00 EndNote for Windows (3 hours) Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 5/8 1.00 Getting Started with a Windows PC (2 hours) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Wed 5/8 1.00 Getting Started with a Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 6/8 9.30 Getting Started with a Mac (2 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 6/8 9.30 Getting Started with a Windows PC (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Thurs 6/8 12.30 Excel Essentials (3 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Fri 7/8 9.30 Word Essentials (3 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Fri 13/3 9.00 PowerPoint essentials (3 hrs) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length with an optional 30 minute extension for activities and questions.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 4/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Sat 8/8 10.00 Researching for your assignment Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Sat 8/8 12.00 Referencing Library (N53_1.49) Nathan

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates along all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 4/8 10.00 Research like an expert (1 hour) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 6/8 13.00 Research like an expert (1 hour) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast

Mental Health First Aid – free course for students

MHFA-new-2015-LOGOIt may only be the beginning of Semester but it’s important to know what signs and symptoms to be on the alert for Mental Health awareness.
Griffith University Student Services are offering a 2 day accredited Mental Health First Aid Workshop free to all Griffith Students, you just need to register.

The course has been developed by the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.  Nationally and internationally  recognised to educate and empower you to provide appropriate support for yourself or for others in your life.

Get information about Crisis Support, Counselling Options and who you can talk to for more information.  Please don’t wait until it is too late.  You owe it to friends, your family, everyone but most importantly you owe it to yourself to be aware of Mental Health support and issues.

What the BLANK! Win $50 Printing Credit!

Week 1, Market Stalls, Competitions and an Apple Watch – oh my!

We have another twitter competition during Market Days for Week 1 and Week 2 – What the BLANK!!

For your chance to win $50 printing credit, come to the Library Market Day Stall to find out how:

  • Come to our stall to receive your question
  • Follow @griffithlibrary on Twitter
  • Retweet your question and answer
  • Include #griffithlibrary in your tweet

Make sure you also check out our Library Shelfie competition to win an Apple watch.

What the BLANK

Market Days @ Griffith University

Market Day photographs

So Week 1 has officially started and we have a couple of great prizes up for grabs!

If you enter the #libraryshelfie competition, you go into the draw for a chance to win an Apple Watch!

And if you fill out the What the BLANK! competition on twitter, you go into the draw to win a $50 printing credit.

So head towards the Market Stalls on campus between 10am and 2pm to find out some great information about the best way to start off your semester.

Monday – 27th July Southbank
Tuesday – 28th July Mt. Gravatt
Wednesday – 29th July Logan
Thursday – 30th July Nathan
Wednesday – 5th August Gold Coast






Finding your course readings has never been easier!

Course readings now onlineThe reading list service provides you with a 24/7 quick and easy access to your course recommended and required reading materials. Access your reading list via the “Readings” link within your learning at Griffith course or via the “Course readings” link on the library website.

Readings for online resources are automatically linked, saving you time and effort to search for individual journal articles, ebooks, book chapters or websites.  For print books, the reading list service automatically displays the book’s availability in the Library and the location details for books, DVDs and other materials, making it easier than ever to locate and reserve hard copy materials.

Study more effectively by using personalization features that help you keep track of your readings progress and add personal study notes. Make sure you sign-in to take advantage of these features!

For more information on how to use the reading list service please visit https://intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/teaching/course-readings



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