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Five more tips for looking after yourself

Last week we brought you our top five tips for looking after your physical and mental wellbeing while studying, but there are so many other… 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

Looking back, 50 years on: A new university for Brisbane

Did you know that Griffith University was meant to be part of the University of Queensland (UQ)?   Originally, Griffith University College was going… 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

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

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

Celebrate stories and language this Indigenous Literacy Day

Today, Wednesday 1 September 2021, is Indigenous Literacy Day! This day is an initiative from the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), an organisation dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities… 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

Gold Coast Show holiday

Library opening hours at the Gold Coast campus will be reduced to 10 am – 4 pm on Friday 27 August 2021 for the Gold Coast show holiday.  … Read More

Communication is everyone’s right: Speech Pathology Week 22 – 28 August

Communication is essential to a person’s development and quality of life. Being able to share information and be understood is crucial to forming relationships… 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

Share your Library experience and you could receive a $50 e-voucher!

The Library is looking to hear from Griffith students to better understand your current experiences with our services. If you’re interested in providing feedback, we’d… Read More

The Great Griffith Gazette

Our first staff newsletter, the Great Griffith Gazette (GGG), began circulation in mid-1973—some eighteen months before teaching commenced at Griffith. The Gazette was not published under any formal management… 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

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

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

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

T1 student vacation Library opening hours

It’s vacation time! Congratulations on making it through Trimester 1. We hope you enjoy a well-earned break.   During the student vacation period Monday 21 June… 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

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

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

Everything you need to know about Mabo Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this post mentions and contains images of deceased peoples. Today, 3 June, is the final… 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

Take action this National Reconciliation Week

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

Look out for your wellbeing and indulge in some self-care and mindfulness

It’s nearly the end of trimester! Well done for making it this far.   While this is a time to be proud, it can… 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

Recycle at the Library!

In one year, Australia sends 20.5 million tonnes of waste to landfill. We also produce 539,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste), with 40% of this amount coming from households (Australian Bureau of… Read More

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia

Today is IDAHOBIT! The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia. This is a day to celebrate LGBTQIA+ people and to continue to… Read More

Making Library spaces safe for all of us

Everyone has the right to feel welcome, comfortable and safe in our Library spaces.   All of our Library staff are… Read More

What’s the T? Meet the Griffith University Tea Lady!

During the Second World War, ‘Tea Ladies’ were employed throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Their purpose? To boost efficiency and morale in workplaces that were… Read More

International Day of the Midwife 2021

Did you know, in 2020 Griffith’s School of Nursing and Midwifery was ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world… Read More

Privacy Awareness Week: Do you know if you’re oversharing?

Privacy Awareness Week 2021 runs from 3 – 9 May, and this year’s campaign is a timely reminder to make privacy a priority and… Read More

Labour Day opening hours

Source: Pixabay.com The Library will remain open at the Gold Coast and Nathan libraries for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 3… Read More

Griffith Review 72: States of Mind

The latest edition of Griffith Review is States of Mind, a collection of works showcasing deeply personal interrogations of discovery, resilience, loneliness,… Read More

World Malaria Day 2021—‘Zero malaria starts with me’

‘Zero malaria starts with me’ and ‘Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria’ are the rallying slogans for World Malaria Day 2021… Read More

Meet our Library Specialists!

Our Library Specialists are experts in assisting students with their research and study needs. Comprised of Librarians, Learning Advisers, and Digital Capability Advisers,… Read More

Update on accessing Standards Australia Online

On Monday 19 April 2021, Standards Australia Online is moving to a new platform called Techstreet.  What is Techstreet?… Read More

The Library is here to help 24/7

Here at the Library we have everything you’ll need to succeed with your studies, and our resources are available 24/7.   Resources… Read More

Get to know your Library team

We are proud to have a team of experienced staff across six campus libraries who bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise to… Read More

Early detection is the answer this Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr Samuel Thambar explains

From a young age, Samuel Thambar knew he wanted to become a doctor. Inspired by his grandfather, who was an eye… Read More

Queensland College of Art Celebrates 140 Years of Teaching

This year, Griffith University celebrates 140 years of teaching at the Queensland College of Art (QCA).   QCA can trace… Read More

Easter opening hours 2021

Library Services will be closed from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April and will reopen Tuesday 6 April.   If you’re… Read More

On World Water Day take a moment to think about your water footprint

To understand the value of water and the impact of your water footprint, you need to look at how you use water in your home… Read More

Harmony Week: Everyone belongs!

Harmony Week, 15 – 21 March 2021, is a time dedicated to celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity—it’s about… Read More

First day of teaching at Griffith University

Foundation science students during biology studies. Image from the Griffith Archive collection. ‘First, here’s an exercise for you…’ These were Professor Emeritus David Pegg’s… Read More

‘Choose to Challenge’ this International Women’s Day

Every day we see the power of both the individual and the collective in addressing issues such as equality and culture and … Read More

Check out your Library this O-Week

Welcome to O–Week! While you enjoy the challenge of finding your way around campus, don’t forget the best stop of the lot: … Read More

Our First Graduates

On 25 February 1978, 170 students graduated from Griffith University’s four foundation Schools. Debra Cunningham from the School of Australian Environmental Studies was our first… Read More

Social Justice—a Rubik’s Cube of complexity

We agree that social justice is important, but do we understand what it means or how we can actively practice… Read More

Enjoy your vacation!

You’ve put in the hard work to make it through Trimester 3, now it’s time to enjoy your vacation! Take this opportunity… Read More

Prioritise your wellbeing during exam preparation

Feeling stressed? With Trimester 3 exams approaching, your personal wellbeing might be the last thing on your mind.   The Library… Read More

Extended opening hours for Week 12

We’re up to Week 12 of T3 and the Library is here to help with extended opening hours this week. Our opening hours … 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

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

The Library—45 years of offering more than just books

Take a trip down memory lane. To showcase the changing face of Griffith’s campus libraries across the last five decades, Griffith… 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

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

Get prepared for exams     

Got exams coming up? Are you feeling prepared? Don’t worry! The Library is here to help with online workshops and helpful tips to get you on track with studying and nailing those… 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

Learn about our advanced search resources!

The Library Catalogue is a great place to search for information—but did you know we also have Library guides, specialised databases, and other useful… 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

Meet our Learning Advisers!

Learning Advisers work across the University to provide students with help and support for academic work. They are a friendly bunch of people with expertise… 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

Griffith Greats – Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt: Our First Female Academic

Griffith Archive’s latest digital exhibition shines the spotlight on one of the truly remarkable pioneers from Griffith University’s history: Ortrun Zuber-… 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

Discovering the Griffith Story—Griffith Archive

As Griffith approaches our 50th year, our unique story continues to unfold. Griffith has a distinctive story—from being … 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

The Library recognised for exceptional service provision

The Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Support Staff Service are an opportunity for the University to recognise and honour outstanding… Read More

Welcome to O-Week!

While on-campus activities have been placed on hold, we have a range of online activities and resources for you to explore this Orientation Week.  … 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

Multi Factor Authentication is coming soon!

What is Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)?  MFA provides extra security when logging into Griffith applications. You already sign in using your Griffith… 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

This week—Queensland Mental Health Week, Study and Exam Week

Queensland Mental Health Week (October 10 – 18) is this week and coincides with T2 Study and Exam Week, so remember to take some… 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

Smarthinking Update

Smarthinking will be unavailable this Saturday October 10 2020 from 3 pm to Sunday October 11 2020 at 1 am (AEDT) due to planned… 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

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

We want to help you avoid burnout this exam season!

Trimester 2 is coming to an end and we want to share our tips on how to avoid burnout!  Firstly,… 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

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

Did you know? QTAC is a Griffith Brainchild! 

If you study or have studied at Griffith, you may recognise QTAC (the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre). But did… 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

Wear it Purple Day is this Friday

The 10th anniversary of Wear it Purple Day is coming up this Friday 28 August 2020 – so put on… 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

Meet our Learning and Teaching Librarians

The Library has a range of staff available to support students and their learning. Librarians often spring to mind, but you might… Read More

It’s On All Of Us Week 2020

Next week, 24-28 August is It’s On All of Us Week 2020.   It’s On All of Us Week promotes Griffith Universit… 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

Celebrating 20 years of making a difference, the Institute for Glycomics

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Institute for Glycomics. To celebrate we explore what the … 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

Hone your skills with our referencing workshops 

We’re halfway through our referencing workshop series – have you registered your place?  Workshops will continue running through to Week 7 … Read More

Rest and relax this mid-trimester break

It’s mid-trimester break, so time to get some rest and recuperate before powering through until the end of trimester. Although it may seem like it… Read More

Library Plus Newsletter – Issue Two now available! 

The Library recently launched Library Plus, our regular newsletter for researcher news and information. We are now pleased to release our … 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

Sir Samuel Walker Griffith – 100-year anniversary

Our university’s namesake Sir Samuel Walker Griffith was born in 1845 and died on the 9 August 1920. One hundred years on from his… 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

Your T2 referencing toolkit

Our Digital Library services are here for all your study needs!   As your assignments for T2 approach, you can be confident in … Read More

Visit the Library Booth at Griffith Virtual Open House 2020

This year Griffith University are doing Open Day a little differently with the Griffith Virtual Open House 2020. Explore Griffith’s degrees, student life and… Read More

The Library. Here to Help.

As our campus libraries start to re-open, we’d like to remind you that we are here to help, not just in person but online and… 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

Online Referencing Workshops  

O Week has come to an end, but we still have a range of workshops to help you keep up to speed in T2!… Read More

It’s O Week!

While on-campus activities have been placed on hold, we have a range of online activities for you to participate in.  … 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

Our Asian Agenda

Griffith University was founded to offer our students a unique university experience. Our founders’ vision was formed by progressive ideas such as offering interdisciplinary or… Read More

Brush up on study skills this O Week!

Before Trimester 2 starts, the Library will host a series of online Earlybird workshops FREE of charge to our students. 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

Best wishes for your Trimester Break

You’ve put in all the hard yards to make it through Trimester 1, now it’s time for a well-deserved break.  We wish… 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

National Reconciliation Week: In this together

Wednesday 27 May marks the start of National Reconciliation Week with the theme In this together. Reconciliation Week encourages us all to take… Read More

Discover our remarkable journey to being a university of global influence

The Griffith Archive’s latest online exhibition A University of Global Influence tells the Griffith story from the initial Cabinet Decision to establish our university… Read More

Privacy Awareness Week 2020

“Be smart about privacy” is the key message for this year’s Privacy Awareness week. With a range of technologies reaching into our lives through… 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

Labour Day support hours

Library services will remain open for the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 4 May 2020. Our support hours will be 9am -5pm. We are… 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

Commemorating Anzac Day

Today we commemorate Anzac Day, when we recognise the more than 1.5 million service men and women who have served in all wars, conflicts and… Read More

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