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Posts relevant to academics.

Harmony day: celebrating diversity and inclusion

Did you know that ‘almost half of Australians have a parent born overseas’? (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022) Since 1999,… Read More

Inclusive Futures Book Club: Mary Li

Inclusive Futures: Reimagining Disability invites you to attend an Author Talk event with esteemed guest Mary Li (author of… Read More

Repair Cafés – a place to repair and share

In 2023 the Griffith University Repair Café Initiative held six fantastic events where our volunteers and community came together to repair and share. This Trimester… Read More

Inclusive Futures Book Club: Matt Levy OAM PLY

Inclusive Futures: Reimagining Disability invites you to attend an Author Talk event on disability and resilience, with esteemed guest Matt Levy OAM PLY, Australian… Read More

International Mother Language Day: Protecting cultural heritage through multilingual education

Each of the 7,000 languages currently spoken across the globe is a unique, invaluable mode of cultural, spiritual and intellectual expression. When one of… Read More

Griffith Review 83: Past Present

The past, famously, is a foreign country – but in the twenty-first century, it’s one in which we increasingly seek solace. What fuels this… Read More

Get off to a running start in 2024 with our RED workshop series

The Library is running Researcher Education and Development (RED) workshops to help you get your research off to running start in 2024. Check out… Read More

The holiday season – Service hours and Library access

As we reach the end of 2023, students and staff will be taking a hard-earned break over the holidays to celebrate.  Griffith… Read More

Discover our collection: IBISWorld industry market research, reports and statistics

Need to locate Australian industry information for your next assignment?  IBISWorld‘s industry market research, reports and statistics provide access to… Read More

What’s the future of academic publishing?

What is the future of academic publishing?  In an environment of paywalls, predatory publishing and a publish or perish approach to funding, what are… Read More

Discover our collection: JoVE visualised experiments

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is a database of science videos for research, teaching and bringing to life cutting-edge experiments.  With thousands… Read More

Put a lid on contamination this National Recycling Week

What Goes Around Comes Around’ is the theme of 2023’s National Recycling Week (13-19 November). This is an annual event that… Read More

Supporting your study – Follow us!

Follow our Library Connect blog to find out everything you need to know about what’s going on at the Library.  You can keep up to… Read More

Join our live stream event tomorrow: Candid conversations about Open Access

The Library invites you to celebrate Open Access Week by joining our live streamed panel discussion tomorrow. Register online… Read More

Open Access Week event: Meet two more Griffith panel members

Only seven more days until our Open Access Week event: Community over Commercialisation: Candid conversations about Open Access!  … Read More

Teaching support: Get your courses ready for Trimester 3 with the help of the library

Trimester 3 is approaching fast, and the Library is here to help. As a teaching academic, you can access a range of support including eLearning… Read More

Open Access Week ‘Community over Commercialisation’: Meet two the Griffith Panel members

Meet two of our panel members for this year’s International Open Access week event – ‘Community over Commercialisation’.   See… Read More

Candid conversations about Open Access: Introducing panel facilitator Leanne Wiseman

Open access week is coming up and to celebrate the Library is hosting a panel discussion of researchers from… Read More

The Library’s published a Textbook: ‘Leading in Health and Social Care’ now available

Image: Griffith University In the spirit of open access to information, Griffith Library in collaboration with authors and editors from across… Read More

Discover our collection: The Bloomsbury Visual Arts Hub

The Bloomsbury Visual Arts Hub brings together all of the Bloomsbury digital visual arts collection into one easy, cross-searchable… Read More

On National Coming Out Day, celebrate the diversity of our coming out (or staying in) stories

National Coming Out Day, observed annually on 11 October, marks the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and… Read More

Open Access week event: Community over commercialisation

This year’s International Open Access week theme, ‘Community over Commercialisation’ seeks to encourage a candid conversation about the approaches to open scholarship that prioritise… Read More

The Library – Belong and connect: Safe spaces for everyone

Libraries are a safe space, with a long history of providing a refuge for all types of individuals and groups seeking knowledge. In order… Read More

Get the resources you need . . . ProQuest, you’re the one that I want

So why choose ProQuest?  Founded in 1938, ProQuest is an online publisher that provides access to thousands of articles, ebooks,… Read More

International Day of Sign Languages is held on 23 September

The importance of Sign Languages With the International Day of Sign Languages coming up on 23 September, we asked Kelly Shoecraft, an Applied… Read More

Study Skills for you: Building professional communication and digital skills

Professional communication – it isn’t just talking face to face but extends to writing emails, interactions on digital platforms and showcasing your career skills… Read More

Inclusive Education and Women in Academia: Meet Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia

‘Education is transformational and can transform not only a student’s life, but the life of their community as well. Every child… Read More

On R U OK? day, start a conversation that could change a life

In any given year in Australia, one in five of us will experience symptoms of mental illness, but 60% will not reach out for… Read More

It’s not far – just a hop, skip and a jump to Nearmap!

Nearmap is the global leader in geospatial map technology, noted for its database of high-resolution aerial imagery, typically available within days of… Read More

Nathan Library temporary closure Saturday 9 September 5 am – 3 pm

The Nathan campus library will be temporarily closed due to construction activity in N53 and surrounding buildings affecting the water supply on 9 September… Read More

Griffith Review 81: The Leisure Principle

In 1930, John Maynard Keynes spelt out a vision of impending utopia: work, he said, will become a thing of the… Read More

Keep track of your searches using library catalogue alerts

Would you like to receive alerts for new results in your saved library catalogue searches? You can now opt-in to receive… Read More

The Library – Belong and Connect: Digital access for everyone

Everyone belongs in the Library space, and for those who access and interact with the Griffith Library digitally, we have a wide variety of… Read More

Library hours – Ekka Holiday

It’s show time! Here are the upcoming changes to the Library’s opening hours.   Royal Queensland Show- Ekka holiday   Logan-… Read More

Study Skills for You: Follow Us

Information, information overload!  The world has so much information, so it’s easy to miss out on important and useful resources and services. … Read More

Repair Cafe – Call for volunteers

Do you have repair skills?  Griffith University Repair Café is a student-lead initiative to bring life back to broken items. Landfill and… Read More

Boost your research skills this July at our Research Education and Development (RED) workshops

Are you a researcher eager to enhance your learning and professional growth? Join us this July for our upcoming online workshops designed to equip… Read More

Dentistry and gender equality in academia: Meet Dr Jane Manakil

Griffith academics can sometimes be found pursuing projects outside of their specialisation. We spoke to one such academic, dentist-turned-lecturer Dr Jane Manakil… Read More

This World Blood Donor Day, give blood to share life

While millions of lives depend on blood transfusions, low and middle-income countries face an acute shortage of safe blood and blood products. Read More

Get started – Researching First People topics Library Guide

Do you have a project or an assignment requiring First Peoples research? Are you unsure where to start your search for quality resources. If… Read More

Cultural politics and responsiveness in Australian education: meet Dr Greg Vass  

Each month Griffith Library finds out more about a remarkable Griffith researcher. This month we spoke with Dr Greg Vass, a… Read More

Take the pledge to ‘Drive so others survive’ this National Road Safety Week

‘By working together and changing our individual behaviour, we can get everyone home safe to their loved ones, every day, without… Read More

Thank you to all mums this Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and we encourage you to take the opportunity to value and thank all the mums in your lives. Whether… Read More

Rethinking research assessment: DORA turns 10

On 16 May, DORA turns 10 years old! And, no, we aren’t talking about the children’s cartoon character Dora the Explorer, but rather the… Read More

Measuring the mental health benefits of nature: meet Dr Ali Chauvenet

Each month Griffith Library finds out more about a remarkable Griffith researcher. This month we spoke with  Dr Ali Chauvenet of… Read More

Don’t underestimate your power this Earth Day

This Earth Day, 22 April, we are being urged to take up arms against the climate crisis and ‘Invest in Our Planet’ together. This… Read More

Celebrating 30 million downloads of Griffith research

Griffith’s research repository Griffith Research Online (GRO) is celebrating its 30 millionth download! Contributing to the global culture of… Read More

Furthering research into potential new therapies for spinal cord injury – meet Dr Indra Choudhury

Image courtesy of Dr Choudhury Dr Indra Choudhury is a recent PhD graduate, a former HDR representative and one of the… Read More

Harmony Week stories of belonging: Meet Clare Burnett

This Harmony Week Library Connect is sharing the stories of people who have joined the Griffith community from overseas.  I’m Clare and… Read More

Harmony Week: Everyone belongs

Harmony Week (20 – 26 March) is a time dedicated to celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. It is an opportunity to come together… Read More

National Close the Gap Day

Current estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians remains approximately… Read More

Follow us on our social channels to keep with the latest Library news

To find out everything you need to know about what’s going on at the Library, you can follow us on the Library Connect blog,… Read More

Introducing Canvas—your new study platform

Griffith University has adopted an exciting new platform for all your learning needs. Learning@Griffith now uses Canvas to bring together your course content, calendar,… Read More

Melding international law and biosciences: Meet Dr Michelle Rourke

Dr Michelle Rourke is a CSIRO Synthetic Biology Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Law Futures Centre. We asked Michelle… Read More

Wear a teal ribbon for ovarian cancer

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Ovarian Cancer Australia is asking everyone to wear a teal ribbon to start conversations… Read More

Griffith Review 79: Counterfeit Culture

Treading the tightrope between art and lies, Griffith Review 79: Counterfeit Culture lifts the curtain on fakes, frauds and forgeries. … Read More

Good news: Resilience and adaptability in the aftermath of Australian Bushfires

After losing his native pepperberry orchard in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands during the 2019 bushfires, Mr Tim Wimborne turned to pasta-making. Dealing… Read More

We wish you a happy and safe holiday 2022

During the holiday break our campus Library services will be closed from Saturday 24 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023. We will reopen… Read More

Count down the top of 2022 on Library Connect: #2 – Griffith University: Producing great legal minds for 30 years

As the year draws to an end, we’re counting down the five top Library Connect blog posts from 2022. Library Connect is your one-stop-shop… Read More

Count down the top of 2022 on Library Connect: #3 – Promoting physical activity in adults with mental illness— Meet Dr Justin Chapman

We’re counting down the five most popular Library Connect blog posts from 2022. Library Connect is your one-stop-shop for news about Library services, upcoming… Read More

Count down the top of 2022 on Library Connect: #4 – National Reconciliation Week 2022—Be Brave. Make Change

As end of the year approaches, we’re counting down the five most popular Library Connect blog posts from 2022. Library Connect is your one-stop-shop… Read More

Count down the top of 2022 on Library Connect: #5 – Improving the lives of people with disability—Meet Dr Camila Shirota and Ms Kelsey Chapman

As the year draws to an end, we’re counting down the five top Library Connect blog posts from 2022. Library Connect is your one-stop-shop… Read More

Good news monthly 

Each month we like to highlight good news stories which have caught our eye. This month, read about a tiny population of endangered marsupials… Read More

New Library opening hours are coming for Nathan and Gold Coast campuses!

From 12 December 2022, new Library opening hours are in effect at our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. You can now study safely at… Read More

Dignity, freedom and justice for all: Commemorating Human Rights Day

10 December is Human Rights Day, which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Read More

Let’s end violence against women and girls

25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This day marks the start of a 16-day campaign… Read More

Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste

Food is more than a matter of taste.    Edited by Dr Carody Culver, Griffith Review 78: A Matter of… Read More

Connect, collaborate & celebrate: Social Inclusion Week 2022

Australia is home to a diverse population from many different cultural backgrounds and with many differing needs. As we go about our lives it… Read More

Enhance your research with our November workshops

Are you a researcher or higher degree by research candidate looking to further your learning and development? Our upcoming online workshops this November will… Read More

Engage with open research this Open Access Week

Open Access Week (24–30 October) is a great time to discover how you can make your research more visible and accessible. In… Read More

Get behind climate justice this Open Access Week

It’s Open Access Week (24–30 October) and this year’s theme is ‘Open for Climate Justice’.  The term… Read More

Griffith research supporting climate justice

Whilst conversations around climate change and its impact are part of our everyday lives, potentially less familiar are the conversations around climate justice and… Read More

The Library is here to help you get your T3 courses ready for your students

Trimester 3 is approaching fast, and the Library is here to help teaching staff get their courses ready.   Library workshops, presentations and… Read More

International Repair Day 2022—Repair everywhere!

With cost of living and environmental concerns at the forefront of many people’s minds, now is a great time to consider ways in which… Read More

Library opening hours for T2 study and exam weeks

Exams are coming up and the Library is here to help with extended opening hours. Our opening hours from Monday 10 October to Friday… Read More

Start harnessing the benefits of open research

Sharing protocols, methodology, code, data and findings in a way that enables free access and reuse by others through open research offers many benefits… Read More

GRO highlights: Reducing the environmental impact of the plastics in your clothes

Often when we think about sustainability and our impact on the environment, our thoughts turn to energy usage, recycling or reusable bags and cups. Read More

Spring into the expanded Springer ebook collection!

The Library has recently expanded our access to Springer ebook collections. You can now discover ebooks from all 22 subject areas,… Read More

Teaching support: New mini guides for Reading lists are now available

Editing your Reading list is now easier with the new mini guides! The mini guides are built into the Reading list system to quickly… Read More

Find the resources you need using the Library catalogue

If you’re looking for resources for your studies or research, the Library catalogue is a great place to start. Search the… Read More

Register now for Stronger: An evening with Dinesh Palipana

Join us on Tuesday 20 September at the Gold Coast campus Library for an evening with Dr Dinesh Palipana… Read More

Clever canines and ingenious architecture: Your monthly good news

Two Toowoomba-based springer spaniels have been credited with protecting Bundaberg’s turtle colony from foxes and other invasive predatory species.     Since 2017… Read More

Register now for September Researcher Workshops

It’s the start of another month and the Library has been putting together a program of online workshops to help you with writing and… Read More

Respect each other and our Library spaces

With six libraries across five physical campuses, the Library has spaces to suit all your study needs, whether you need some quiet or silent… Read More

Stronger: An evening with Dinesh Palipana

Join Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM… Read More

Check out these remarkable researchers profiled by the Library this year

Griffith researchers are conducting world-class research, driven to better understand our world and improve people’s lives. Each month, Library Connect profiles… Read More

Keep track of your borrowing history using this great new feature in the Library catalogue

Would you like to keep track of the books you’ve borrowed from the Griffith Library? You… Read More

Good news! Aussie twitchers rejoice at the reappearance of the endangered Gouldian finch

No, not Twitch streamers (though we’re sure they’d be excited about this too)—we’re referring to twitchers:  twitcher  noun Colloquial… Read More

Are you following us?

Follow our blog Library Connect to find out everything you need to know about what’s going on at the Library.  You can… Read More

Brisbane and Logan Show holidays

It’s show time! Here are the upcoming changes to the Library’s opening hours.  Logan Show holiday  Logan Library will be… Read More

Level up with this month’s research and writing workshops from the RED team

The Researcher Education and Development (RED) team are running a range of useful workshops for researchers throughout August, delivered by our… Read More

Looking for real world resources for your business studies?

Sage Business brings business to life.  SAGE Business Cases provides access to thousands of international case studies highlighting real world… Read More

Research and roller derby: Meet Dr Adele Pavlidis

Dr Adele Pavlidis is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology with the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, and previously a… Read More

GRO highlights: Catch up on popular tourism research in Griffith Research Online

Recently, Griffith Research Online (GRO) has seen elevated interest in tourism-related research. In fact, this topic accounted for approximately 10% of the repository’s over… Read More

Keep up to date with Griffith’s newly updated Social Media Guides

Whether you’re a student or staff member, we all have a responsibility to behave online in ways that protect ourselves, our professional… Read More

Explore our First Peoples content and resources this NAIDOC week

NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories. So why not take some time… Read More

Good news! Tasmanian devil breeding program success and a breakthrough in rock art detection via machine learning

The DevilComeback breeding program has experienced its second successful year, with nine new Tasmanian devil joeys born in regional New South… Read More

Enhance your research with our July workshops

Are you a researcher or higher degree by research candidate looking to further your learning and development? Our upcoming online workshops this July will… Read More

Teaching support: It’s time to get ready for Trimester 2

Trimester 2 is fast approaching and the Library is here to help. As a teaching academic, you can access a range of support including… Read More

Discover a unique user experience with the new Westlaw Australia database

We’re not saying that you should take the law into your own hands, however we would recommend getting your hands (and your head) around… Read More

The Library is undertaking an upgrade

Over the next couple of weeks, you will see some changes in the Library. Next week (20-24 June), the existing self-checkout units in our libraries… Read More

Full text links unavailable? You can still access online resources with the Library

Some of the Library’s full text links may be unavailable from this Saturday 18 June to Sunday 19 June. This is due to planned maintenance while our vendor… Read More

Griffith University: Producing great legal minds for 30 years

Beginning with its first intake of students in 1992, the… Read More

Showcase your research achievements with researcher profiles

As a higher degree or academic researcher, you are producing impactful, high-quality work. But how can you best communicate your research achievements to future… Read More

GRO highlights: Saving the oceans blue

8 June is World Ocean Day. The 2022 theme for the day is ‘One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together.’… Read More

Good news! It’s Queensland Day and Australia’s first marine wildlife cell bank has been established 

Queensland Day is a celebration of Queensland’s past, present and future.    Commemorated annually on 6 June, Queensland Day ask all Queenslanders to… Read More

Enhance your research with our June workshops

Are you a researcher or higher degree by research candidate looking to further your learning and development? Our upcoming online workshops this June will… Read More

National Reconciliation Week 2022—Be Brave. Make Change.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this post may mention and contain the images of deceased peoples.  National… Read More

National Sorry Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this post may mention and contain the images of deceased peoples.  Today is… Read More

New: Researching First Peoples topics Library Guide

Are you undertaking an independent or honours project involving a First Peoples research topic or question? Or perhaps you’re enrolled in a course that… Read More

Work and family life prove popular topics with researchers delving into Griffith publications

The past month has been dense with public holidays allowing us all to spend more time with our families and friends. With Easter, ANZAC… Read More

Good news! Going green with compostable nappies and a carbon negative milestone

Nappies are one of the world’s biggest waste problems. In Australia, almost 800 million disposable nappies end up in landfill each… Read More

Privacy Awareness Week 2022—Privacy: The foundation of trust

This week (2-8 May) is Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), an annual event to raise awareness about the importance of protecting and… Read More

Lest we forget—ANZAC Day

Today, 25 April, is Anzac Day, the national day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in… Read More

Library opening hours for ANZAC Day

All Griffith Library locations will be open at reduced hours during the ANZAC Day public holiday on Monday 25 April.   Campus libraries:… Read More

Improving the lives of people with disability—Meet Dr Camila Shirota and Ms Kelsey Chapman

Continuing our Researcher Profile series for 2022, Dr Camila Shirota and Kelsey Chapman spoke with the Library about… Read More

Access more business resources with Business Source Ultimate

Need resources for your business management studies?   Griffith now has the Business Source Ultimate (BSU) package. As the name… Read More

Easter opening hours 2022

Most of our Griffith Library locations will be closed from Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April and will resume normal opening hours from… Read More

Meet our specialised Library staff

Our multi-skilled team of Library specialists are experts in assisting students with their research and study needs. They can support learning from undergraduate students… Read More

Forty years of supporting students living with disability

In 1981, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducted its first national survey of Australians living with a disability. The trailblazing Survey… Read More

Enhance your research with our April workshops

Are you a researcher or higher degree by research candidate looking to further your learning and development? Our upcoming online workshops this April will… Read More

O’Reilly for Higher Education

The O’Reilly for Higher Education online database is now available in the Griffith Library collection. With topics including programming, IT networking,… Read More

Library guide updates: Humanities, social sciences and languages & Visual and creative arts

Library guides are amazing online resources that assist you in your learning by collating specific discipline-related material all in one place. Our librarians have… Read More

Combatting antibiotic resistance in bacteria—Meet Dr Maria Halili

Continuing our Researcher Profile series for 2022, Dr Maria Halili spoke with the Library about her research and her advice for… Read More

Update: Our Digital Library is still available

Due to the current weather event across South-East Queensland all our libraries will be closed until Monday 7 March.  Please check our… Read More

Creating an alternative CV to tell your impact story 

These days academics have to shape-shift to suit a diverse range of audiences. What you include to apply for a grant will be very… Read More

Enhance your research with our March workshops

Are you a researcher or higher degree by research candidate looking to further your learning and development? Our upcoming online workshops this March will… Read More

Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves

From preschool to postgrad, from private to public, and from sandstone to the school of life, what do the parameters of our educational experiences… Read More

Library help available for teaching T1 courses

Trimester 1 is approaching fast, and the Library is here to help. We offer a range of assistance from eLearning resources and in-class workshops… Read More

Enhance your research with our February workshops

Are you a researcher or higher degree by research candidate looking to further your learning and development? Our upcoming online workshops this February will… Read More

Nathan Library closure on 30 January

Due to maintenance work occurring on campus, the Nathan Library will be closed on Sunday 30 January 2022.  Library support will still be available… Read More

Library hours—Australia Day

The Library will be closed on Wednesday 26 January for Australia Day and will reopen on Thursday 27 January.   During this time… Read More

Welcome back to 2022

It’s a new year and all Library services have reopened for 2022, with campus libraries open and our friendly staff here to help—check our… Read More

See you in 2022!

The Library would like to wish everyone a joyous and safe holiday period!  Our campus Library services will be closed from Friday 24 December 2021 to Monday 3… Read More

Meet the Griffith experts from our 2021 Researcher Profile interview series

Library Connect is your one-stop-shop for news about Library services, upcoming events and workshops and more. We cater to members of the Griffith community,… Read More

What changes will you make this World Energy Conservation Day?

World Energy Conservation Day raises awareness of energy consumption and its impact on the sustainability of global ecosystems.   Over the last few years, the… Read More

Upcoming changes to Library chat

This week you may notice some changes to Library chat. To continue to provide you with easy access to live chats with our friendly and knowledgeable… Read More

Dr Alexis Kallio—The politics of music education

Dr Alexis Kallio was appointed the Deputy Director (Research) of the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (QCGU) in 2021, adding to her extensive experience in… Read More

The Open Research Toolkit is here!

Are you a researcher interested in open research practices? The Open Research Toolkit is now available on the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)… Read More

World Toilet Day

In Australia, most of us take safe, hygienic access to a toilet for granted. People living in other parts of the world are not so lucky. According… Read More

Queensland Research Bazaar Events: 24-26 November

Queensland Research Bazaar (ResBaz) 2021 is coming up! ResBaz is a skill and community-building festival where researchers come together to upskill in digital research tools… Read More

Discover EIU Viewpoint—your resource for political, policy and economic analysis

EIU Viewpoint is the new platform for The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) collection of analyses and forecasts on key industries and provides insights into more than 200 countries’ political, policy… Read More

Remembrance Day 2021

The 11th of November is Remembrance Day. On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minute’s silence is observed and… Read More

Meet our Library Services team

Whether you’re returning to your studies in Trimester 3 or you’re a new student experiencing university for the first time, our friendly Library Services team is… Read More

Griffith Review 74: Escape Routes

Sometimes, we all need to get away…  From mermaids and space matriarchs to fresh starts and flights of fancy, Griffith Review… Read More

Upcoming changes to our APA referencing guides—make the switch to APA 7!

Did you know the American Psychological Association (APA) writing and referencing style originated in 1929? The style has experienced many changes since then; most recently, in October… Read More

Enhance your research with our November workshops

Are you a researcher or higher degree by research candidate looking to further your learning and development? Our upcoming online workshops this November will provide… Read More

Professor Leanne Wiseman: Intellectual property, access to information and the Right to Repair

25 – 31 October marks Open Access Week. To celebrate the work of Griffith researchers who are advancing open access to information, we caught up with Professor Leanne… Read More

International Open Access Week

This week is International Open Access Week! This year’s theme, ‘It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity’, is closely aligned with the… Read More

The Bloomsbury Popular Music collection has moved!

In late September, the Bloomsbury Popular Music collection moved to a new platform: Bloomsbury Music and Sound. Bloomsbury Popular Music is a truly unique… Read More

Library help available for T3 courses

Trimester 3 is approaching, and the Library is here to help. We offer a range of assistance from eLearning resources and in-class workshops, to help with Reading lists and… Read More

HDR Careers Week is nearly here

HDR Careers Week is from 18 to 22 October. This year’s program is packed full of sessions to assist candidates in exploring and preparing for the… Read More

Literature review workshops

Are you working on or about to conduct a literature review?  It’s important to design an effective search strategy to capture all… Read More

World Habitat Day 2021

Today, 4 October 2021, is World Habitat Day.  When you hear the term ‘habitat’ you most likely think of natural habitats with diverse plant and animal life, such… Read More

Sharpen the tools in your digital toolkit

Are you using the right digital tools to conduct your research? Are your methods as efficient and secure as they could be? Can you… Read More

Student animation showcase in the Library

This month the Library is proud to be showcasing the creative talents of a selection of Griffith Film School’s 2018 Animation graduates.   If you’re visiting our Libraries from… Read More

Have you explored the ScienceDirect all access collection yet?

Griffith has access to the latest high-quality content in over 37,000 ebook titles via the ScienceDirect platform.  ScienceDirect offers unlimited concurrent usage and DRM (Digital Rights Management) free terms enabling the greatest flexibility in research and education delivery.   ScienceDirect includes ebooks, handbooks, journal… Read More

Dementia Action Week 2021—A little support makes a big difference

September 20 to 26 is Dementia Action Week. This year’s theme is ‘A little support makes a big difference.’ Griffith University supports positive outcomes… Read More

Re-visit our Researcher Profiles

Do you like hearing about the fantastic research coming out of Griffith University? Are you an aspiring academic who loves reading about new and exciting… Read More

Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!

What are the possibilities and pitfalls of imagining a better future? Where will it take us next? And do we even want to go… Read More

Are they really OK? Ask them today

Today is R U OK? Day and this year the message is: Are they really OK? Ask them today. Do you know how the people… Read More

Today is National Threatened Species Day

On 7 September 1936, the last Tasmanian tiger died in Hobart Zoo, signaling the extinction of the thylacine species.   Sixty years later in 1996, 7 September was declared… Read More

Get involved—It’s Social Sciences Week!

6 – 12 September 2021 is Social Sciences Week, a week-long series of events that brings together experts from professional associations and universities across Australia to offer… Read More

Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing Week

It’s Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing Week! From 6 — 10 September, Griffith will be hosting a range of fun activities across the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses and online to promote mental health… Read More

Keep the conversation going this Wear It Purple Day!

Today, 27 August 2021, is Wear It Purple Day! This day is an opportunity to show our support for LGBTIQ+ young people and… Read More

Switch to SciFinder-N and experience the benefits

It’s time to embrace the new and improved SciFinder-N.  With an improved interface and a faster and smarter search algorithm (including ranking results by relevance) SciFinder-N is the key to unlocking chemistry research and development productivity.   Benefits to… Read More

The Institute for Glycomics: Celebrating 21 years of making a difference

Established 21 years ago through Griffith University and Queensland Government investment, the Institute for Glycomics has become one of Australia’s flagship multidisciplinary biomedical research institutes. With its remarkably… Read More

Griffith Research Online celebrates over one million downloads of higher degree research theses 

Submission of the final thesis is the ultimate milestone for any higher degree research (HDR) student. As theses are the culmination of years of work, it’s only fitting that… Read More

Format your thesis

Are you starting to write your thesis, confirmation paper or some other publication? Are you having formatting issues or don’t know where to start? Formatting… Read More

Negotiating opportunities—Professor Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh, bridging the gap between indigenous culture and commerce  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this post mentions and contains images of deceased peoples.  Leaving no one behind… Read More

Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples!

Did you know? Indigenous peoples are nearly three times more likely to live in extreme poverty than… Read More

Learn how you can help keep our Library spaces safe for everyone

Everyone has the right to feel welcome, comfortable and safe in our Library spaces.    Assault, harassment and disrespectful behaviours are not tolerated at Griffith. With your help, we… Read More

The Griffith Digital Library is fully available during lockdown

Did you know our Library services are still available online despite our campus libraries being closed due to the current South East Queensland COVID-19 lockdown?  If you’re studying from home, be sure to check out our Studying Online webpage … Read More

Discover the best way to contact the Library

Do you have questions about accessing Library resources or developing study skills? The Library is here to help answer these questions and more. … Read More

Skill Up for Research

Are you interested in developing new research skills? Would you like to meet researchers from other universities who may be researching in the same field or… Read More

Acute pain or chronic pain—Can you tell the difference?

When we experience pain, we’re often more preoccupied with alleviating it—or ignoring it—rather than acknowledging what we’re feeling.   Acute pain is your body’s normal reaction to injury or… Read More

New RNA technology targets the spread of viruses

We are all familiar with the term DNA, yet many of us may not realise that it is our RNA, or Ribonucleic Acid, that creates the protein vital to our health and wellbeing. So what is RNA, and how… Read More

Meet our Researcher Services Librarians!

Our team of Researcher Services Librarians are research activity and discipline specialists who provide advice, training and support to Higher Degree Research candidates (HDRs) and researchers on how and where to:  manage,… Read More

Increase online access to music scores with enhanced Reading list digitisation options

It’s now even easier to make sheet music available online for your students—as Griffith is a signatory to the Tertiary Music Agreement, this allows the… Read More

One step at a time—addressing symptoms of diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common long-term complications of diabetes. As symptoms often interfere with walking, balance and coordination, it is harder for… Read More

Discover the new Web of Science database enhancements

Do you use the Web of Science database for your research? Starting today, you’ll see a new interface. Enhancements include:  New look Author Records  If you’ve claimed your Web of Science… Read More

Data, Data, Data!

Research data grows exponentially every day. This growth in data could be attributed to several factors, but an obvious one is the vast number of software, platforms… Read More

NAIDOC Week 2021—Heal Country!

With the growing conversations around climate change and environmental sustainability, this year’s NAIDOC Week theme Heal Country! seems to have arrived at just the right time.  … Read More

Did you know your microbiomes are as unique as your fingerprints? Get to know your gut this World Microbiome Day

The body supports a significant bacterial ecosystem whose functions can impact on your health, but did you know that the composition of these microbiomes is unique to you?  For World Microbiome… Read More

Discover the powerful potential of Unity this Refugee Week

The Library invites you to join us in observing Refugee Week, which runs from Sunday 20 June (World Refugee… Read More

Library help available for T2 course preparation

With Trimester 2 fast approaching, it’s a good time to make sure you’re prepared for teaching in the trimester ahead.   The Library is a great place to… Read More

Searching for Health systematic-style reviews—learn the skills to build your robust search

If you’re considering or conducting a systematic-style review (for example, systematic, scoping, integrative or rapid) you’ll want to take every step to make sure your… Read More

Oxford collections—New resources are here!

Discover Oxford collections for your research and take advantage of the all-new resources that have just landed.  Oxford Handbooks Online… Read More

Can changing your gut bacteria reduce your allergies?

For World Allergy Week, 13 – 19 June, we chat with Dr Amanda Cox who is part of the Griffith University team undertaking research trials examining the effect… Read More

International Men’s Health Week

International Men’s Health Week 2021 is 14 – 20 June. This week serves to increase awareness of global male health issues and… Read More

World Blood Donor Day

Did you know it’s World Blood Donor Day?  Established in 2005 by the World Health Organization, World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated around… Read More

Library Plus turns one

June 2021 brings with it the first anniversary of our Library Plus newsletter—your one-stop shop for research support services. So, what type of information… Read More

It’s World Oceans Day!

Did you know that the ocean covers 70% of the planet and produces at least 50% of our oxygen?   Those are some impressive statistics! How about these:… Read More

Google Scholar’s new Public Access feature—What is it and what does it mean for researchers?

Have you noticed something different on your Google Scholar profile lately? This new, unexpected addition is called Public Access.  According to Google… Read More

World Environment Day 2021—‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’

Dr Ed Morgan, Griffith Research Fellow at the Cities Research Institute.Image courtesy of Dr Ed Morgan.   Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.— is the… Read More

Need extra study time on campus? We’ve extended our opening hours for Week 12 and T1 exams

During Week 12 and the Trimester 1 study and exam period—from 31 May 2021 to 18 June 2021—the Library has extended our opening hours at the Nathan and Gold… Read More

HDR Skills Week—31 May – 4 June 2021

Welcome to HDR (Higher Degree Research) Skills Week! Technological advancements have changed the way we research, manage ourselves and interact with others. From software packages… Read More

Full text links unavailable? You can still access online resources with the Library

Some of the Library’s full text links may be unavailable this Sunday 30 May 2021 from 1 pm to Monday 31 May 2021 at 1 pm. This is due to planned maintenance while our vendor migrates their… Read More

Discover SAGE’s Data Science, Big Data Analytics and Digital Methods collection

Need to learn data science methods for your research or study?   Today’s data is often so large, fast and complex that it’s difficult… Read More

Promoting a healthy economy within community—Meet Dr Jean Spinks, Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Health Economics.

This month, the Library spoke with Dr Jean Spinks about her research, what inspires her and the advice she has for new researchers. Dr… Read More

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