Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April: Campus Libraries Closed

April 21, 2017 – 12:39 pm

ANZAC Day is Tuesday 25 April

All campus libraries will be closed on Anzac Day, but will reopen on Wednesday 26 April. Check opening hours for times.

If you would like to learn more about Anzac Day, the Library has some excellent resources. Type ‘Anzac Day’ into the library search box and you’ll get links to books, audio, DVDs and more:

  • Anzac Battlefields: More than 80 per cent of Australians killed during the First World War lost their lives on the main battlefield, facing the formidable force of the main enemy. This documentary explores their stories.
  • ANZAC Girls: Honouring the centenary of the commencement of WW1, ANZAC Girls is a moving new six-part series based on the unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front.

Don’t forget though – our online resources never close:

  • Our 24/7 chat continues to be available all day, every day.
  • Access online books and journal articles through your subject guide


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UPDATE: ACU Strathfield Campus Library open as normal on Saturday 22 April

April 19, 2017 – 9:00 am

UPDATE: ACU Strathfield Campus Library : Power Outage originally scheduled  on Saturday 22/4/17 has been postponed . The library will open as normal from 12 to 5pm.  

Have questions? Please contact us!


Feast Day of St Bernadette of Lourdes: 16 April

April 16, 2017 – 9:30 am

The 16th of April is the feast day of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, patron saint of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

St Bernadette was only 14-years old when she saw the first of 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary – at what is now one of the major pilgrimage destinations in the world – Lourdes in France.

Want more information about Saint Bernadette of Lourdes? Take a look at one of our online reference books such as The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.


Image credit: Andreas F. Borchert, Wikimedia Commons


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On trial: Bloomsbury Popular Music

April 12, 2017 – 3:36 pm

Bloomsbury Popular Music is a unique source of scholarship and serious in-depth analysis of popular music in a global context. From acid house to zydeco, and from Acapulco to Zanzibar, Bloomsbury Popular Music provides scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Trial ends 10th May 2017.

Check out other new and on trial resources via the Library A-Z Databases list.

Please have a look and let us know what you think by completing our feedback form.

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Your research path sorted with the Library

April 12, 2017 – 10:45 am

If you are a researcher or a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student, we have a wide range of services to make your work easier.

If you are beginning your research, we can provide assistance with sourcing funding information, writing your literature or systematic review, and beginning to think about how you are going to manage your research data.

Need assistance with managing your research? The Library provides access to EndNote and RefWorks.

If you have published- congratulations! We can help in showcasing your research with the inclusion of your research output in ACU Research Bank, assistance in making your research data accessible and provide assistance on copyright.

If you need to measure the impact of your research for grants or performance reviews the Library can assist with research tools and methods.

As always our Library Academic and Research Services Teams are available on each campus for consultation or training face to face. Likewise if you have a question you can always ask us online.

Wherever you are on the research path, ACU Library is here to make your life easier.

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Easter Long Weekend: Campus Libraries Closed

April 11, 2017 – 9:30 am

All campus libraries are CLOSED from
Friday, 14th April to Monday, 17th April (inclusive).

We open again on Tuesday, 18th April.
Check the Library opening hours for more information.

Online services will still be available through databases and subject guides.

After Hours Facilities at Brisbane will be open during Easter from 8am- 5pm

After Hours Facilities at Ballarat will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. They will be open as usual on Saturday and Sunday from 6am – 11pm.

Have a question? Contact us! 24/7 chat operates throughout the semester, including over the Easter long weekend.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter.

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Trial resource reminder: take a look and tell us what you think!

April 10, 2017 – 10:59 am

ACU Library currently has three resources on trial ending soon.

Let us know what you think of these resources by completing our feedback form.

The Clinical Sports Medicine Collection – 11 Days left!

A complete practical guide to musculoskeletal medicine and physical therapy. All aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity are covered, including the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants.

Trial ends 21 April 2017


Women’s Studies Part 1: Women’s Issues and Identities – 12 Days left!

Women’s Issues and Identities provides the opportunity to witness history from the female perspective. Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women’s history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.

Trial ends 22 April 2017 

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Socialism on Film, Module 1 – 20 Days left!

This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.

Trial ends 30 April 2017

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Don’t forget to give us feedback via our feedback form.

Library Search is working!

April 7, 2017 – 6:29 pm

We are pleased to announce that the issues with our Library Search have been resolved and it is now working as normal.

Thank you for your patience. Apologies again for any inconvenience caused.

RESOLVED: Library Search performance issues

April 7, 2017 – 2:33 pm

**Library Search issues have been fixed and it should now be working as normal**

We are investigating performance issues with our Library Search.

We are doing everything we can in order to solve the issue as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you need help please contact us for assistance via telephone, email, or online chat.


ACU Strathfield Campus Library : Power disruption Saturday 8th April

April 7, 2017 – 11:00 am

Due to a scheduled power outage from 8am-2pm on Saturday 8th April, ACU Strathfield campus library may be delayed in opening until approximately 2pm. The library will close at 5pm.

Please contact the Library on Saturday to confirm opening hours.

Online services will still be available off-campus through databases and subject guides.




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