QUT Science and Engineering (SEF) Higher Degree Research - transcript

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[Caption] QUT Library. Supporting Science & Engineering Higher Degree Research Students

[Narrator] Welcome to the start of your student research career at QUT. The QUT library is here to support you throughout your journey. Let's spend a few minutes discovering the services that the library provides, but first let's meet your liaison team.

[Sharron Stapleton, Liaison Librarian] Hi, I'm Sharron Stapleton, your liaison librarian for the school of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment.

[Gabrielle Hayes Liaison Librarian] Hi, I'm Gabrielle Hayes, your liaison librarian for the school for Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences and the school of Mathematical Sciences, as well as affiliated areas in the Institute for Future Environments.

[Brendan Sinnamon, Liaison Librarian] Hello. My name is Dr Brendan Sinnamon. I'm the liaison librarian for the school of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering.

[Ann-Maree Graham, Liaison Librarian] Hello everyone. My name is Ann-Maree Graham. I'm the liaison librarian for the Information Systems School and also for related areas within the Institute for Future Environments.

[Graham Dawson, Liaison Librarian] Hello. My name is Graham Dawson. I'm the liaison librarian for the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the faculty of Science and Engineering. My liaison responsibilities also extend to the ARCAA Aerospace research facility [Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation] at Eagle Farm and the Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

[Narrator] QUT library provides specialist resources to support your research including discipline specific books and ebooks, conference proceedings, scholarly journal articles, theses, data sets and much more. If we don't have what you need we can usually find it and deliver it to you via our Bonus+ and document delivery services. You can also access specialist subject and citation databases online 24/7 for your stage two Literature Review Investigation. If you have a question about your AIRS assessment, information research strategies, research data management, EndNote, referencing queries or scholarly publishing options contact your liaison librarian for an individual consultation in person, by phone or email. Take advantage of the many workshops and seminars offered by QUT Library Research Support which are designed to increase your knowledge and skills in areas such as where to publish, how to use EndNote, developing your research profile and managing research data.

The unit IFN001, Advanced Information Research Skills or AIRS, aims to develop high level research skills and knowledge for researchers. By completing this unit you will get a grounding in research related activities that will help you with your stage two proposal and develop effective and efficient searching skills. AIRS is available via online modules and is supplemented with learning resources, on campus workshops and liaison librarian consultations. The library also provides you with access to a range of tools and advice on impact factors, citation counts, QUT ePrints lodgement, copyright issues and open access publishing options. And finally, some top tips to get you started on your research journey here at QUT.

[Sharron] The AIRS hands-on workshops are fantastic. I highly recommend that you attend those early on in your research time here at QUT.

[Gabrielle] My tip for anyone new to the research process is to think about how they are going to manage their research data form the very beginning. So, find out about all the tools the services that the Library offers to help you manage it, store it, keep track of it, re-use it and publish it.

[Brendan] My tip for you as new research students is to attend as many of the library's and the research students centre research support sessions in your first twelve months.

[Graham] One thing I'd highly recommend for you, the new research student beginning, is to go and look at our bibliographic database platforms for the personalised features where you register for your own personal log-in.

[Ann-Maree] My tip for you would be don't be afraid to go and see your liaison librarian and have a discussion with them about the kinds of things that they can help you with.

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