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Help for students

We provide a range of online help and guides to using our services and systems.

Getting started

  • Confused and don’t know where to start in the Library?  Why not start with our Getting Started in the Library tutorial?  In it are links useful tutorials, student testimonials, web and campus Library tours and contact details for the Library, The Learning Centre and the Social Hub.

Online tutorials

Find information

  • mentioned above. Our Finding Information Tutorial is a comprehensive set of tutorials to help you find, evaluate and manage information
  • you can use Library Databases to search for articles and papers. If you have trouble accessing the electronic databases, check that you are using the right password
  • you can also integrate our online databases with Google Scholar.

Subject Specific Help (via USQStudyDesk)

Reference items

  • we can provide guidance on referencing styles (Harvard AGPS and APA 6th)
    Please note: we only provide guides and support for Harvard AGPS and APA referencing styles. For advice on using any other style recommended for your course, please contact your course's examiner or tutor.
  • support for AGLC is available through the Law School in the Faculty of Business and Law.
  • you can also contact The Learning Centre for advice on referencing.

Reference with EndNote

Request items online (DocEx)

DocEx is the USQ Library's online loan and photocopy search-and-request service.

Finding items on our shelves

 If you're having trouble locating resources on the shelves, we have some tips to make the process easier.

Understand Copyright

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