Get a head start on study by attending our Earlybird workshops

Quick quiz:

  • Are you starting uni this trimester?
  • Did you find last trimester’s study a challenge?
  • Do you want to further develop your learning skills?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, our Earlybird workshops are perfect for you!

Prior to Trimester 3, 2018, we are offering the following Earlybird workshops free to Griffith students. Find out more at our Library Orientation webpage.

Writing university assignments (2hrs) 

Covers the basics of getting started, structuring and writing assignments.

Monday 22 October 2018
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Gold Coast
Nathan
9.30 am
9.30 am
Clinical Sciences 2 (G16_1.07)
Environment 2 (N13_0.05)

Getting started on an ePortfolio on PebblePad (45 mins)

Learn about Griffith’s personal learning environment – PebblePad.  Bring along a device and your login details.

Monday 22 October 2018
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Gold Coast
Nathan
11.45 am
11.45 am
Clinical Sciences 2 (G16_1.07)
Environment 2 (N13_0.05)

Researching and referencing for your assignment (2hrs)

Gain awareness of the wide range of information resources available at Griffith and learn to identify the principles of referencing and the process of applying them within academic work.

Monday 22 October 2018
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Gold Coast
Nathan
1.30 pm
1.30 pm
Clinical Sciences 2 (G16_1.07)
Environment 2 (N13_0.05)

Library orientation

The library is so much more than books on the shelves.

You can take a 15 minute tour of your library during orientation week. Getting to know your library will make studying at university so much easier.

Did you know you can book a group study room?

Need a study space to work on a group assignment or hold your study group? Our libraries have you covered!

We’ve got bookable group study spaces at every campus library – just waiting for you to book them!

To book one of our group study spaces, simply:

  • Go to the library’s Study page: https://www.griffith.edu.au/library/study
  • Scroll down to the red Bookable group study spaces slab
  • Click the Book your space link
  • Select the campus you want, click on the time desired, and follow the prompts to submit your booking.

You can book for up to two hours per day, and at any campus. Once you submit your booking, you’ll be sent a confirmation email. This email also includes a link to cancel your booking in case your plans change.

Now, all that’s left is for you to turn up and study – the easy part, right? 😉


Ace your referencing with our Referencing Tool

Even though referencing may seem a monumental task, it is important for many reasons. It shows what you have read, enables your reader to locate your referred sources, supports and strengthens your argument and

demonstrates academic integrity. It’s also an essential part of many assignments.

If thinking about referencing seems overwhelming, it’s OK. To make the task easier, Griffith University has developed a Referencing Tool.

And it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to use!

  1. 1. Select the reference style.
  2. 2. Select the media type.
  3. 3. Select the format.

Then BAM – the tool provides you an example. For both the in-text citation and the reference list entry.

This tool is also mobile device friendly for any ‘on the move’ referencing queries.

If you’re still feeling a bit perplexed, check out our Study Smart guide to referencing.

Happy referencing!


Have you checked out our Study Smart tutorial yet?

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When it comes to study skills, the library is here to help!

Our online Study Smart tutorial covers everything from preparing for university, writing assignments, acing exams and even selling yourself on social media.

Take a look from start to finish, or pick and choose the information that will help you.

Study Smart includes the following topics:

You can even quiz yourself at the end, to test your understanding of academic writing.

Need more help? You’ll also find helpful links to other online training and support, such as:

  • Microsoft Virtual Academy – free online training in the various versions of Microsoft Office. Step-by-step instructions and videos are available in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office products that allow you to improve your digital skills.
  • Smarthinking – a free 24/7 online tutoring service available to all Griffith students seeking advice on improving their writing skills. Students can also submit their assignment draft for review and receive a response in 24 hours.

Subscribe to our newsletter for some research Insight

Are you a budding researcher? Want to know about latest news on innovation, technology, events, library resources, online tools, research and workshops?

Well, then you definitely want to check out our Insight newsletter.

Insight is a monthly newsletter aimed at our Griffith researchers and academics, full of interesting and enlightening information.

Learn more about our research staff by reading the monthly academic profile. Or stay up to date with the latest research workshops and training.

Maybe you want to further develop your research skills, and would like to check our posts such as Hone your academic writing with a storyboard and 3 awesome research tools available in SAGE.

Keep up to date with tech info such as 10 simple ways to keep your home cyber safe, have some reading about Beautiful libraries from around the world, or find 3 free apps to help you reduce your energy consumption

Keen? You can view Insight stories here. Don’t forget to subscribe to the monthly newsletter by clicking Subscribe today at the top right hand side of the page!


Streamline your research process with our Library Guides

Our Library Guides will help guide you in the right direction for your research!

Here, in the library, we’re a big fan of anything that makes researching more efficient.

That’s why our Discipline Librarians have created Library Guides for you.

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 business and government, or further narrow your selection to a specific subject, such as marketing.

All the key databases you’ll need for your research will be, literally, just a click away!

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


Library opening hours for the Ekka public holidays

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Roll up. Roll up. The Ekka is in town!

And with that, we get a few days off! Starting next Monday, the round of Show holidays begins. These dates differ for Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast cities.

Library opening hours have changed for the Show holidays so be sure to check the library opening hours for your campus library.

Logan Show Holiday
Mon 13 August 2018
Brisbane Show Holiday
Wed 15 August 2018
Gold Coast Show Holiday
Fri 31 August 2018
Gold Coast 7 am – 12 am 7 am – 12 am 10 am – 5 pm
Logan 12 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 8 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Mt Gravatt 8 am – 9 pm 12 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 6 pm
Nathan 7 am – 12 am 10 am – 5 pm 7 am – 12 am
Queensland College of Art 8 am – 8 pm 9 am – 1 pm 8 am – 5 pm
QCGU 8 am – 8 pm 1 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 5 pm