Quick Find is a great starting point to search for articles and books as well as items located in the Library. It includes about 90% of the articles to which the Library has access, all journals and magazines plus most ebooks and books.
If you want to limit your search to just articles, journals or books, try:
You might also like to check out:
- Library databases and search tools - great for finding specialised formats or subject-specific information
- How to find guides - learn the best databases to use for finding specialised information
- Setting up Fulltext@QUT links in Google Scholar.
Search tips from other students
If you are interested in learning how to get more relevant search results, check out some of the great search tips by other QUT students, such as:
- Use different words or terms. Don't just do one search and give up because you didn't find the information you needed. Get creative.
- Refine your search in the bar to the left of the page. This way you can discard sources you don't want to find.
- Filter by peer-reviewed and publication date. Also limit by study area - there are many words that can overlap a number of fields, and unless you're quite strictly wording it, in searching you will turn up many irrelevant results.
- I would let students know to always use the advanced search, as it really narrows down the different options and makes it easier to find specific information.
- If you find a really good article, always scour the reference list for good leads onto other articles.
Discover more student tips for using Quick Find here: