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Using the USQ Library

You have identified ‘using the USQ Library’ as an area of concern. To develop and improve strategies in this area, please investigate the following resources.

  • Getting started at the library – overview of library help options
  • Finding information tutorials – help you to find and use information effectively (e.g. for assignments) – (USQ login required)
  • Contact the library – ask for help in person, via chat, email or phone
  • Library Search – a Google-like search tool to help you find books, e-books, articles, journals and papers of academic quality
  • Referencing guides – USQ standards for referencing in assignments and study, and explains the purpose behind referencing to avoid plagiarism and academic misconduct
  • Library classes and workshops – various topics offered at each campus library (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) as well as online classes, at the beginning of each semester (e.g. ‘Using the library’, ‘Library Search’, ‘E-books’, ‘Journal articles and databases’, ‘Referencing’ – some classes may require bookings) 

The friendly, professional library staff are always ready and willing to provide help in all aspects of using the library. Please contact the library whenever you need assistance. Some specialist services are available to students studying Online/Distance, or studying with a disability.

Many other study resources are available from The Learning Centre.