How to stay on top of your course readings

We’re coming up to week 9 already, and if you already don’t know about course readings, here is your chance to learn all you need to know!

It’s crucial to stay on top of your readings when they’re assigned, and we are here to help make sure they’re all in one easily accessible location. It’s super easy, so no excuses!

Just head over to Learning@Griffith and click on your desired course; you will find a Readings link on the left-hand menu. From here you’ll go to the readings you’ve been assigned and the links which will take you directly to them.

If your assigned reading is an online resource, you will see the View Online button. All you need to do is click on the button and it’ll take you directly to the resource you need. eBook, website, video – you’ll be ready to read or watch.

If it’s not an online resource, don’t stress, you should be able to find it in our library! Just click on the resource title to expand and see the availability and location of the book in our libraries.

You can even personalise your Reading Lists by assigning a read status to resources such as will read, reading now, have read, and won’t read (although we know you won’t be using that one!). You can also add handy little study notes.

If you want to know more, check out our FAQs for Reading Lists.


Loan a laptop for free from the library!

Forgot your laptop? Don’t stress, the library has your back!

Did you know as a Griffith University student you can borrow a laptop from the library service desk free of charge? Simply present your photo ID to one of our friendly library staff and the laptop is yours for three whole hours during library service hours.

For use in the library, outside or wherever takes your fancy; all laptops have the basic student software installed and are connected to the University’s wireless network.

The early bird gets the worm and there are limited number of laptops are available for loan, so remember to get in early as we’d hate for you to miss out!


Register now for the App Idea Challenge

We are on the hunt for some app ideas, all about improving student life at Griffith University. All you need to do for the App Idea Challenge is think up a unique and interesting idea for an app, and fill in the registration form. It’s as easy at that!

The top 3 app ideas will score some amazing cash prizes.

First prize: $1500

Second prize: $750

Third prize: $500

Registrations are now open and close on 5th of April. There will be a chance in Trimester 2 to actually develop the app, as well! Another chance to win big.

We can’t wait to see your ideas!


Start the new year off right with student IT discounts

Are you ready to delve into your study for 2018?

If you’re on the lookout for a new laptop, computer, tablet or some anti-virus software, we’ve got you covered.

As a Griffith University student, you’re eligible for discounts with:

And don’t forget, you have access to a free Office 365 account. You can install Outlook and Office 365 apps on your mobile devices.

For more information, visit our IT discounts webpage.


Top 25 worst passwords for 2018

 

New year, new password! It’s crucial our online accounts are as secure as possible. Imagine, your accounts get hacked, you can’t login and share your breakfast, breathing gets heavier, eyes widen, lungs start collapsing and finally, the world implodes. We understand, creating a password which is safe can seemingly need to contain an uppercase letter, a number, a haiku, hieroglyph, unicorn blood and the sacrifice of your heart. So, what happens in the end? You choose one that’s just way too obvious!

We can only thank the team at SplashData for making their annual list of the year’s worst passwords, based on 5 million which were leaked online. We hope this data can prompt you to start off your 2019 as cybersafe as ever!

So, what made the naughty list?

  1. 1. 123456
  2. 2. password
  3. 3. 123456789
  4. 4. 12345678
  5. 5. 12345
  6. 6. 111111
  7. 7. 1234567
  8. 8. sunshine
  9. 9. qwerty
  10. 10. iloveyou
  11. 11. princess
  12. 12. admin
  13. 13. welcome
  14. 14. 666666
  15. 15. abc123
  16. 16. football
  17. 17. 123123
  18. 18. monkey
  19. 19. 654321
  20. 20. !@#$%^&*
  21. 21. charlie
  22. 22. aa123456
  23. 23. donald
  24. 24. password1
  25. 25. qwerty123

Have a look at the full article in Newstex Global Business Blogs, available via the ProQuest database.

Is your password secure enough? Check out the password management webpage for some tips to keep cybersafe.


Stay in-the-know with Griffith Uni IT this year

Of course you’re following the Library social media, right? We keep you informed about our library services, resources, events and much more over Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our Library Blog right here.

Well, during this digital age, we reckon you’ll probably want to keep up-to-date with all of our Griffith University IT services, too.

Start the year on the right virtual foot. Find out about the IT services we offer, news and updates, IT discounts, events and interesting IT information by following @GriffithUniIT on:


Fastrack your research using our Library Guides

 

Imagine a place that had all your study guides ready to go; key information, databases, resources at your fingertips.

Well, lucky the trusty Griffith librarians are on it. Two words.

Library. Guides.

Our Library Guides compile all the databases and key information resources you’ll need for your subject area into one centralised area. Just go to the Borrowing and Resources library page and select your discipline under Library guides.

You can select a broad discipline, such as science and technology, or further narrow your selection to a specific subject, such as information technology.

This will help to ensure you’re not wasting time on research that isn’t the exact piece of information you need. Yep, we can hear you asking, ‘where has this been my whole life?!’

We have library guides for the below disciplines; click within the discipline for further subject-specific guides.