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Posts relevant to academics.

Learn data wrangling skills for more time-efficient research

Are you a researcher or HDR candidate looking for time-efficient methods to explore, clean and prepare data?  The Library is here to… Read More

Making digital mental healthcare a reality—Meet PhD Candidate Dale Rowland

Dale Rowland is a Wiradjuri and Biripi man who comes from a proud Aboriginal family. At an early age, he observed his mother’s and grandmother’s contributions … Read More

Library Hours – Australia Day long weekend

The Library will be closed from Monday 25 January to Tuesday 26 January 2021. We will reopen on Wednesday 27 January 2021. During this… Read More

Greater Brisbane Libraries re-opening.

From 9am Tuesday 12 January our Nathan, Logan, Mt Gravatt, QCA and Queensland Conservatorium libraries will be open.  Library opening hours In accordance with… Read More

Library opening hours changes

In accordance with the Queensland Government’s ‘restricted movement’ COVID-19 directive for Greater Brisbane (issued on January 8 2021)… Read More

See you in 2021!

The Library would like to wish everybody a joyous and safe holiday period! Our campus Library services will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2020… Read More

From the Moon Landing to the Institute for Glycomics—Meet Dr Milton Kiefel

Dr Milton Kiefel knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist when in 1969, with 200 other children and teachers crammed into a small school hall,… Read More

Copyright for teaching

Does the word ‘copyright’ fill you with dread?   The Library is here to help! Our resources and support can help you better… Read More

Determine your digital dexterity with Griffith Library

It is easy to overlook how astoundingly far society has evolved digitally, how many new online tools we use every day without batting… Read More

How to spot fake news

Fake news is news that is presented as being real with the intent to mislead.  It can be fabricated or could use original stories, video, audio and images that have been altered to appear real. Fake… Read More

We can all play a part in reducing energy consumption this World Energy Conservation Day

Did you know that in 2015, on average, each person in Australia caused the emission of 22 tonnes of carbon pollution?   … Read More

Here to help: 2020 highlights

Although 2020 has been a difficult year, here at the Library we embraced the challenges and endeavoured to continue delivering quality services… Read More

New Academic Writing guide

Writing well in an academic style is an essential skill for researchers. Grammar and syntax may sound dull, but they are important if you are… Read More

Brill Law eBook collections

Discover more full-text eBooks and enhance your research or studies with these collections from Brill. Brill’s publishing program in… Read More

Be lean and green this World Soil Day, 5 December 

By focusing on food waste, we can all contribute to improved soil, plant and planet health. Every year in Australia over five million tonnes… Read More

International Day of People with Disability 2020

International Day of People with Disability is held on 3 December each year and promotes awareness, understanding and acceptance of people who… Read More

Institute for Glycomics takes pioneering steps to combat viral infections

Infectious diseases continue to be some of the world’s most significant health challenges. The Institute for Glycomics’ research into viral infections seeks to understand how… Read More

Griffith Review: exploring inner lives, resilience and potential

The latest edition of Griffith Review is Generosities of Spirit, a treasure trove of literary gems that explore inner lives, resilience and… Read More

International Day for Tolerance 2020

The Library invites you to join us in observing the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November.   The United… Read More

World Diabetes Day—Studying the silent diabetes, type 2

In Australia, 280 people develop diabetes every day—that is one person every five minutes. Diabetes Australia calls it the epidemic of the 21st century… Read More

ABS Microdata—complex and authoritative Australian data for research

ABS Microdata files are an important collection of data for Griffith University researchers that contain detailed information about individuals, businesses and other groups from a… Read More

Request Library workshops, presentations and eLearning to support student learning

Requesting workshops, presentations and eLearning resources from the Library to support student learning has never been easier!   We now… Read More

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day falls on the 11th of November each year.    On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month,… Read More

HSV Research Festival: Actualising equity, inclusion and social justice

Griffith University’s School of Human Services and Social Work are pleased to invite you to the HSV Research Festival: Actualising equity, inclusion… Read More

NAIDOC Week 2020—Always Was, Always Will Be

NAIDOC Week 2020 is from 8 – 15 November and the theme for this year is Always Was, Always Will Be. … Read More

Lightning Talks podcast: The European Exchange

We are excited to announce the release of Griffith Review’s and the Library’s podcast for Griffith Review 6… Read More

Griffith Review—Subscribe and win!

Buy a subscription to Griffith Review before 31 December 2020 and receive a free one-year digital subscription to gift to a friend.  … Read More

Library help available for T3 course preparation

Trimester 3 is approaching, and the Library is here to help you prepare for your courses. We offer a range of support,… Read More

Griffith Review—Subscribe and win!

Buy a subscription to Griffith Review before 31 December 2020 and receive a free one-year digital subscription to gift to a friend.  … Read More

Vital clinical knowledge is at your fingertips with the LWW Health Library

magine this: You are driving a large study to improve the health outcomes of cancer survivors. Or perhaps… Read More

Making your research reproducible

The ability to replicate experiments is a key pillar of scientific progress. For researchers to replicate the work of others, to … Read More

‘Let us send poverty to the museum.’

This quote from Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus perfectly encapsulates the message behind International Day for the Eradication of Poverty… Read More

Open Access Week 2020

Open Access Week is from 19 – 25 October this year. Open access to information—the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research,… Read More

Building your researcher profile 

This week is HDR Careers Week and a great time to consider your researcher profile.   Building your Researcher profile and… Read More

Griffith Review—Subscribe and win!

Buy a subscription to Griffith Review before 31 December 2020 and receive a free one-year digital subscription to gift to a friend.  … Read More

New Research Metrics Webpage

Research metrics are a key means to showcase your research when applying for a grant, updating your CV or applying for a promotion. With multiple… Read More

Find your path to more open and impactful research

Every day, Griffith researchers are helping to shape a better world through their impactful research.  New discoveries and insights… Read More

Higher Degree Research Careers Week—12 – 16 October

Higher Degree Research (HDR) Careers Week is next week (12 – 16 October) and brings together a broad range of professional development webinars and online… Read More

The new and improved SciFinder-N database is here!

Bigger and better than the original SciFinder, the new SciFinder-N database by Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) is a… Read More

Dr Darren Grice and the Institute for Glycomics lead the fight against middle ear infections

Many of us have experienced the pain and discomfort of a middle ear infection, either personally or in our children. While most children … Read More

Griffith Review—Subscribe and win!

Buy a subscription to Griffith Review before 31 December 2020 and receive a free one-year digital subscription to gift to a friend.  … Read More

New resources for working with research literature

How does your research relate to the work of others in your field?  Identifying the unique contribution your research could … Read More

Meet the man behind the Institute for Glycomics, Professor Mark von Itzstein AO

Twenty years ago, Professor Mark von Itzstein established the Institute for Glycomics, the only one of its kind… Read More

Managing Literature

Are you working on or about to start a literature review?   Identifying and analysing pertinent ideas and themes in research… Read More

Improving quality of life for people living with dementia and their families

Research has shown that social robots can help improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their family carers… Read More

How typeface research could save lives

Pilots are responsible for flight planning, determining the safest flight route, pre-flight inspections of the plane and monitoring dozens of readouts in-flight. On top… Read More

Sage Database – Data Planet

Looking for datasets for your research? Data Planet provides fast and easy access to over 50 billion data points from more… Read More

Scholarly Resource Services Librarians profile

As custodians of the Library collection, Scholarly Resource Services (SRS) Librarians ensure that Griffith staff and students have all the resources they need… Read More

Transformative change comes to Griffith with new Publish and Read agreements

As more and more academic authors seek to share published work openly, transformative agreements are one way to shift the dial. Under Publish-and-Read (PAR) agreements negotiated… Read More

Open Scholarship – Make your research visible and share knowledge

“Coronavirus crisis inspiring ‘unprecedented’ global research effort”  “Covid-19: How unprecedented data sharing has led to faster-than-ever outbreak… Read More

Griffith Review podcast

In lieu of the regular Lightning Talks, Griffith Review and the Library has released a podcast for Griffith Review 68: Getting… Read More

Stroke Week 2020 – Restoring physical and mental well-being to stroke patients

With one person suffering a stroke every ten minutes the effects of this disease has an impact on all of us. Restoring physical and mental… Read More

Library reopening and safety measures

All our libraries have now reopened, and you can keep up to date with current hours here. When you do … Read More

Sustainability Week webinars

Sustainability Week is from 31 August – 4 September 2020 and this year our theme is Towards 2025: Meeting Griffith’s Green Goals. Griffith will… Read More

Welcome back to Logan!

We’re so excited to reopen the Logan campus library on Monday 24 August.  Last week saw Griffith University move to Stage… Read More

Taylor and Francis eBook Collection

The Taylor and Francis eBook Collection, including CRC Press Publications is now available in the Griffith Library collection via … Read More

Access our e-resources!

Library resources can be accessed online 24/7 wherever you are. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our Digital Library has continued to provide our… Read More

We’re extending our opening hours!

Good news – our Library Opening hours are extending! As we move to Stage 3 of our return to campus our library spaces… Read More

Learn data wrangling skills

Wish you knew how to standardise messy data? We can help!     Missing, messy or inconsistent data can easily undermine your analysis. By… Read More

Meet our frontline team 

Our frontline library team work hard to provide a welcoming and safe environment for our community. You might find them at the library desk,… Read More

The Library – Making a difference in 2020

COVID-19 may have shut our library spaces and our face-to-face interactions during Trimester 1, but the library worked hard to quickly adapt our… Read More

Get help with Writing, Researching and Referencing

T2 is underway and the Library has the tools to help you through your studies. Check out our Writing, Researching and Referencing guide for… Read More

Consult a SAGE – research methods made simple 

The Library now has SAGE Research Methods!  SAGE Research Methods (SRM) is a research tool that provides a comprehensive picture … Read More

The power of data visualisation

Did you know that visualised data engages readers more effectively than spreadsheets do?   Visualised data acts as… Read More

Griffith Libraries are now open!

We have enjoyed delivering our Digital Library services over the previous three months – but now, we’re excited to have you back! As of today,… Read More

Learn about population growth this World Population Day

Whilst our day-to-day lives are seemingly unaffected by population growth, the impact over our lifetime and beyond is significant. Each year the world’s population grows… Read More

Library Plus is here! Your Researcher news and information newsletter

The Library has released Library Plus, our regular newsletter for researcher news and information. Library Plus will help you cut through the research maze by… Read More

Griffith Libraries are opening our doors and our spaces – and your health is our priority

As you may have heard, our campus libraries are re-opening from Monday 13 July. We’re excited to have you back on-campus with us! The Gold… Read More

Griffith Libraries are opening our doors and our spaces for T2!

Our campus libraries will begin a staged re-opening from Monday 13 July. Although we have always been available and will continue to support you online,… Read More

Your choice of clothes – and how you wash them – can affect our environment

Did you know that the polyester, nylon, and other synthetic fibers within your clothes are all forms of plastic? With each wash your clothes can… Read More

Digital Scholar Lab Webinars

The Library is hosting two webinars for Researchers, HDRs and Academic staff to learn about Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a new and exciting cloud-based research… Read More

Library help available for T2 course preparation

Trimester 2 is approaching, and the Library is here to help with course preparation. We offer a range of assistance from in-class workshops for students,… Read More

Moving Towards Digital Scholarship with Gale Digital Scholar Lab

What is Gale Digital Scholar Lab?   The Digital Scholar Lab is a new and innovative online tool used for collecting data sets from Gale Primary… Read More

Empty your fridge to fight world hunger this Sustainable Gastronomy Day

Did you know that food waste costs Australian households $70 per week? This adds up to $3,640 per year.  … Read More

Biodiversity for World Environment Day

Today the Library celebrates World Environment Day- Time for nature.  This year’s theme is Biodiversity and Griffith Research continues to contribute to this global discussion. Read More

Griffith Review- Exploring the changing truth of ageing.

The latest edition of Griffith Review is Getting on.  Griffith Review, Griffith University’s very own quarterly journal of ideas and new writing. The latest edition explores… Read More

Trimester 2 Reading lists are now available

The Library has released Reading lists for Trimester two for editing by Course Convenors. Why use Reading Lists? Students can: Access their course readings in… Read More

Celebrate World Bee Day

  Dr Fiona Foley’s sculpture of three native honey bees in Public Artwork for Cato Square [featured below] not only recognises… Read More

New resources – Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) is the home of scholarly research reviews and is an outstanding collection of the best Handbooks in 14 subject areas. Read More

Support and Resources Available for Academics

Library staff continue to provide Learning and Teaching support and advice even though our library doors are closed. The Library webpage has been revamped to… Read More

New Oxford Scholarship Online resources

The Library has over 1.2 million ebooks in our online databases including the Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) database. Oxford Scholarship Online ebook titles constitute… Read More

Library Connect is Here!

Library Connect is here! Griffith Library’s new blog is our central channel of communication for updates on news, events, library tips, information and more. Be… Read More

Library Connect – Coming Soon

A brand-new Library Blog is launching soon! Library Connect will be our new look blog and our central point of information for Library news, updates,… Read More

World Malaria Day

While the world struggles to come to terms with novel coronavirus, in malaria affected countries current cases of COVID-19 remain a small… Read More

Be Part of Earth Day 2020

In 1970 we joined together for the world’s first Earth Day. This year, 22 April, we mark 50 years since this first event. The theme… Read More

Health– The Library has 6 new specialty collections

The Library has six new online health specialty collections LWW (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins).  The collections provide core resources of texts, videos and more. Read More

The Library is here to help

The doors to our Libraries on campus may be closed but our online Library is open 24/7.  Our online collections, online study help and… Read More

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone! We hope you’re enjoying your extra long weekend and taking some time out to relax and practise self-care. This may include… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Contact the Library

Library Services are available and here to help. Access Library help anywhere, anytime via our range of online support channels. AskUs… Read More

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… Read More

Incoming transmission…

From the Doctor. In these uncertain times and as we increasingly study and work from home we need to battle with the feelings of isolation. … Read More

Changes to Library services access

Our campus libraries will be closed until further notice due to the Australian Government’s directive on 24 March 2020. Read More

Matters of Trust – an exploration

The complexity of defining and navigating trust and our perceptions of trust, especially in times of crisis, is a dominant and much debated theme of our… Read More

Researcher Profiles

If you’re a researcher, your researcher profile is a valuable way to present yourself and your research to the world. Actively managing your profile helps… Read More

Inclusivity

Griffith University is committed to making sure you feel safe, included and respected. That means it’s up to all members of the Griffith University community… Read More

Griffith Archive

WHAT is the Griffith Archive?  Students undertaking group study in the library during the mid to late 1970s. The Griffith Archive serves as a repository for… Read More

Griffith Research Online

Griffith Research Online (GRO) is a digital archive of research and scholarship from Griffith University that provides free access to online full text… Read More

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day!  International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also… Read More

Happy Open Data Day

Happy Open Data Day! Today we celebrate with some incredible collections as data.  Cultural institutions including Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM), collect, preserve and share objects of research interest including… Read More

Open Data Day – Policies and governance

In our fourth blog leading up to Open Data Day we focus on the objective “to encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business… Read More

Celebrating Open Data Day

Today we celebrate Open Data Day by highlighting uses of open data shared by government and research organisations.  Many Australian government… Read More

F.A.I.R Open Data

In the lead up to  Open Data Day we explore how researchers can make data open and F.A.I.R.  F.A.I.R is a set of guiding principles to… Read More

Open Data Day

On Saturday 7 March 2020, the world celebrates Open Data Day.  This international event connects data enthusiasts with the general community,… Read More

Introducing APA7 and the Library’s new referencing guides

The arrival of 2020 brings with it the new APA 7th edition (APA7) referencing guide – and your Griffith Library has everything you need to stay on… Read More

Assistive Technology Drop-ins

Digital Solutions and Student Disability and Accessibility are hosting assistive technology drop-in sessions at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses this O Week and Week… Read More

Welcome back!

We hope you had a fantastic break and enjoyed the time off with family and friends. Griffith Library also took a short break over the… Read More

Holiday hours at the Library

2019 is almost over which means we’re coming up to holidays and the new decade. Students and staff alike will be taking a break over… Read More

Data-lovers rejoice, we have the Lightning Talks for you!

Finally, the Lightning Talks for all the data-loving librarians among us is here! Advance Australia F.A.I.R. is happening on the Thursday 24 October at the… Read More

Who you gonna call? Goal Busters!

Assoc Prof Jim Smart, Prof David Peetz, Assoc Prof Susan Harris Rimmer, Prof Rebecca Ford, and Riley Theidecke GOAL BUSTERS – Transforming Our World… Read More

Lightning Talks: Crimes and Punishments

Exploring the darker side of human nature Since the appropriation and settlement of Australia’s mainland to the present time, much has changed in our approach… Read More

Celebrating learning and teaching with our First People

Disclaimer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this social media post may contain images and voices of people who have died. Did you know Griffith has the largest Indigenous-student population of any Queensland university? We also have the second largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic staff in Australia with 17 academics involved in teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies and knowledge across a range of disciplines. Read More

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