Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Libraries and MLC closed over Easter

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Please note the Main and Law Libraries and the MLC will be closed for the Easter long weekend. The Libraries and the MLC will close at 9:00 pm on Thursday the 17th of April, and reopen on Tuesday the 22nd of April at 9:00am. Following is a summary of the opening hours from the 17th to the 21st of April:

Main and Law Libraries:
  • Thursday 17th April: 8:00am - 9:00pm 
  • Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th & Monday 21st April: CLOSED 

  • Thursday 17th April: 12:00am - 9:00pm* 
  • Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th & Monday 21st: CLOSED 

*Valid Student Proximity ID Card required for access 6pm -9pm

Complete opening hours for the Libraries and the MLC can be viewed online.

Library Services wish all students and staff a lovely Easter break.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Extended hours in the Main & Law libraries

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Based on student feedback, the opening hours for the Main and Law Libraries will be extended for the weekend before exams (12th and 13th of April): 

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April: 8:00am – 11:00pm*

Friday 11th April: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April: 10:00am – 9:00pm

*Valid Student Proximity ID Card required for access between 6pm-11pm Saturday and Sunday.

Complete opening hours for weeks 13 and 14 are on the library website.

Good luck in your exams! 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

New Database Trial - Psychological Experiments Online

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Psychological Experiments Online is a collection of audio, video (including some original recordings of experiments) and primary source documents that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The collection contains exclusive and hard-to-find materials including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, letters penned by the lead psychologist, videos of modern-day replications, and modifications to the original experiments. Some of the experiments include:
Please take a look at the resource and provide us with any feedback you may have.

Trial ends: 31 June 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014

Guide yourself through EndNote with the EndNote Library Guide

The EndNote guide has been updated. Head to the guide to find out how to:
  • get EndNote on your computer
  • add references to your library
  • use EndNote and Word for in-text citations and reference lists
  • access your EndNote library from any computer using EndNote Online
  • get help with using or installing EndNote

If you're interested in learning how to use EndNote, take a look at some of the options below:
  • The Library offers EndNote workshops to help users get up and running with EndNote each semester. View the Events Calendar to see the next scheduled workshop.
  • Training is also available from EndNote, view the EndNote Live Training Calendar for the next Australian webinar.
  • EndNote provides Online User Guides in PDF format for for both Windows and Mac computers if you wish to teach yourself.
  • View a range of short videos from the EndNote Video Training page or watch the video below to learn how to use EndNote in 7 minutes.
  • And finally, you can always contact your Faculty Librarian for a one-on-one training session.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Looking for somewhere to charge your mobile?

Run down your phone battery with panicked calls to your parents or friends about exams? Plug into one of the library's free Charge Bars. There is one in the cafe in the Main Library and another in the Law Library. 

Here's a break down of the cables the Charge Bar has:
  • 2 x original Apple cables (suits Apple iPhone 3/4 & early iPads)
  • 2 x Apple "Lightning" cables (suits Apple iPhone 5 & new generations iPads)
  • 3 x MicroUSB cables (suits all Android powered smartphones & tablets from a variety of manufacturers)
  • 1 x MiniUSB cable (suits older Android powered devices & blackberry's)

Using the Charge Bar is simple: just plug in your device to the right cable - and make sure you don't leave your device unattended

BONUS TIP: Switch your phone to 'flight mode' for an extra-fast charge. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Database Trial - Material ConneXion

The Library is currently trialling a new database - Material Connexion. Please check out the database and send us your feedback.

Material Connexion is a unique and comprehensive resource currently comprised of more than 4,500 materials and processes. The samples in the database include: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, process, cement-based, and carbon-based.

Search or browse for materials by type, property, usage, process, and sustainability. Material information includes description of the material, manufacturing information, and basic properties.

Trial ends: 11 April 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Make sure you don't miss a thing - Like us on Facebook

Week 11 is often a time that students start to feel overwhelmed and have trouble keeping on top of their work.

At the Library and Computing Service Desk we are on the front line of the student academic experience and see all the problems students can encounter at this time of semester. All of our suggestions and tips for surviving the assessment period can be found on our facebook page - everything from reminders about saving your work to tips for printing those final assignments and notifications about changes to the opening hours. 

Facebook is a great way to get reminders - you check it everyday (maybe three or four times!), so why not like Your Library on facebook to make sure you don't miss a thing.