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Libkey Article Linking

Libkey Nomad is a Browser Extension that links you to Article and Ebook Fulltext via the QUT LIbrary.

Why would I use it?

It is great for people who search the web to find scholarly articles. It means that if you've found an article on a publisher site, you don't need to search for it again in the Library Search to get access. The extension will automatically connect you to articles in our collection.

Another big advantage is when you research from home or off-campus. The extension automatically knows you are from QUT and will allow access.

How to Google Effectively

Google is a good way to discover Government reports and statistics. But not all the of the information you find on the Internet is accurate, up-to-date and reliable.

It is important to evaluate your information before you decide to use it in your assignment.

Ask yourself:‚Äč

  • Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  • Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  • Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  • Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  • Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  • Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?

Always check the URL of a website to determine what type of site the information is coming from:

.edu.au : an educational institution

.ac.uk : a UK academic site

.gov.au : a government body

.org : an organisation

.com or .co. : a commercial site

.net : a network

Is it published by a reputable author or organisation?

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