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Finding information

How do I find urban development info?

A great place to start when preparing for your assignment is your unit readings. You can find these in:

QUT Readings - type EGB123 into the QUT Readings database for recommended reading on civil engineering systems you lecturer has made available to you.

QUT Library - here for ebook and print copies of your textbook Planning and Design of Engineering Systems

You might also want to check out:

And other library catalogues:

  • Trove: find and get over 540, 699, 577 Australian and online resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more
  • State Library of Queensland: find historical maps of Queensland and resources on Queensland's urban development history

You can find a list of databases recommended for Urban Development here.

How to search databases

Make a concept map or mind map to brainstorm the key terms and phrases that relate to your topic.

Then come up with alternative search terms (synonyms) to broaden your search.

Use Boolean operators, truncation and other strategies to join your keywords.

Watch the video below on 4 Tips for Awesome Searching

Where to search

Once you have created a search strategy, you are ready to start searching. The best place is to start is QuickFind on the Library homepage. QuickFind searches the Classic Catalogue and 90% of the databases the Library subscribes to. For more information see QuickFind Help or watch the video below.