Exciting changes to the Library system: Don’t leave your MyLibrary favourites behind

October 24, 2016 – 1:29 am

Teddy left behind


Something is happening behind the scenes in the Library and it’s got library staff just a little excited.

We are moving to a new library management system on November 22.

This move will mean all items saved in MyLibrary will be deleted.

My Basket

My Basket items will disappear after November 14.

If you want to keep a copy:

  1.  Sign in to MyLibrary
  2.  Go to the My Basket tab and use the Email, Print or Select How to Save drop-down and select one of the options
  3.  Push to EndNote Web, RefWorks or EndNote/RIS.

You can then manually re-enter these details if you choose, after we move to the new system.

Saved Searches

Saved Searches will also disappear after November 14. You will need to re-save searches after we move to the new system.

Also, from November 15, there will be no access to MyLibrary until the new system is up and running on November 22.

This means you will not be able to:
• Renew loans
• Place holds.

Items with due dates that fall during this period will be extended automatically.

We will remind you about the loans and holds later but if you want to keep your MyLibrary favourites save them now – just to be safe!


Open Access Week 2016

October 21, 2016 – 3:07 pm

Open Access Week is a global event held from October 24 – 30, 2016 and aims to generate increased awareness of Open Access publishing among the broader community.

What does Open Access actually mean?

Open Access is about making scholarly research freely available online, with few restrictions on its reuse.

Why is Open Access important?

From SPARC (2016) CC-BY:

  1. Governments provide most of the funding for research—hundreds of billions of dollars annually—and public institutions employ a large portion of all researchers.
  1. Researchers publish their findings without the expectation of compensation. Unlike other authors, they hand their work over to publishers without payment, in the interest of advancing human knowledge.
  1. Through the process of peer review, researchers review each other’s work for free.
  1. Once published, those that contributed to the research (from taxpayers to the institutions that supported the research itself) have to pay again to access the findings. Though research is produced as a public good, it isn’t available to the public who paid for it.

Open Access offers an alternative publishing model that involves making research immediately accessible online for everyone.

Watch this video to learn more about Open Access:

New Resource: ClinicalKey for Nursing

October 20, 2016 – 10:55 am

ClinicalKey for Nursing is a clinical search engine designed to support physicians and nurses in their clinical decision making.


Containing textbooks, journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient handouts.

Content includes:

  • Topic Pages
  • Mosby’s Evidence-Based Nursing Monographs and Mosby’s Clinical Updates
  • Customizable patient education handouts
  • Drug monographs from Gold Standard
  • Core Measures with Nursing Recommendations
  • Books, Journals, Videos, Images
  • Practice Guidelines, Labs and Diagnostics
  • Integrated Dorland’s Dictionary
  • Fully indexed MEDLINE
  • Clinical Trials


Filter search results: Filter results by source type, study type, specialty, and date.

View search history: View your search history to review or retry recent searches, including any filters you may have applied.

Presentation Maker: Export images to PowerPoint presentations. Presentation Maker will automatically insert citation information for each exported image.

Saved Content: Save content for access later or share it with other ClinicalKey subscribers. Add tags to organize the content.

ClinicalKey for Nursing Account:

An account is required to access book PDFs, Presentation Maker, and other personalized features.

To register go to ClinicalKey Nursing and click on the Register tab at the top right hand side of the page.

Download the Mobile App:

► Open the App Store on your mobile device
► Search for “ClinicalKey” and install (free)
► Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey for Nursing
► Enter your ClinicalKey for Nursing username and password and start using the ClinicalKey App!



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New Resource: Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

October 19, 2016 – 8:51 am


A new Gale resource is now available online through ACU Library.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I consists of material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups.

The collection presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond, covering topics including LGBTQ activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis.

It provides researchers with the documents necessary to delve deep into the Gay Rights Movement with resources that may otherwise go undiscovered.

Repositories for this collection include:

  • Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation
  • Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
  • Women’s Energy Bank
  • GLBT Historical Society
  • National Library of Medicine
  • and other archives


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Library Survey Winners are Announced!

October 14, 2016 – 11:44 am

ACU Library is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Library survey raffle.


Congratulations Chanelle Linane from Ballarat (middle) receiving her iPad mini from Fides Datu Lawton, Director of Libraries (left) and Marianne Gration, Ballarat Library Manager (right)


Further hearty congratulations to our second winner Madeleine Wrangell from Brisbane (left) receiving her iPad mini from Jim Graham, Associate Director of Libraries (right).

Well done to our winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.
All your comments and feedback are appreciated.


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Site Specific Paper Sculptures

October 14, 2016 – 10:42 am

The Melbourne Library is currently running an exhibition showcasing the selected works of students from the Bachelor of Visual Arts ARTS236/4D Object Design subject.

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The second year sculpture students have produced some interesting works in paper inspired by the space outside the ACU studios.

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The works are made site specifically and responding to the natural world, elevating everyday architectural features or found objects from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Mel-Sculpture-2_400   Mel-Sculpture-4_400

All ACU libraries enjoy exhibiting the works of our students when we can.  We hope you have the opportunity to come in and admire the work of these talented students.

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Update: Access to Oxford Journals has been restored

October 14, 2016 – 10:04 am

Update 18/10: Access to Oxford Journals has been restored. If you’re still experiencing issues, please send us a message via Online Chat.

ACU users are currently unable to access Oxford Journals. We are investigating and will let you know when we have more information.

Downtime: ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central 16 October

October 14, 2016 – 9:19 am

ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Sunday 16th of October and will be unavailable from 4am -7am AEDT (3am-6am AEST).

Apologies for any inconvenience.


New Resource: BrowZine

October 10, 2016 – 1:25 pm


ACU Library now subscribes to BrowZine!

BrowZine is a tool for reading eJournal issues on tablets, phones, and on the web. It consolidates journals from several publishers, so you can read and browse issues through a single, convenient platform.

With BrowZine you can:

  • create your own bookshelf of favourite journals
  • get alerts when new issues are published
  • see related titles
  • save articles to read later (app only)
  • sync with Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox and more (app only).

Browser access:

BrowZine will automatically detect if you are on campus and select your Library. You will be prompted to select your Library if accessing the database off-campus, so select ‘Australian Catholic University’.

Mobile access:

The BrowZine app is available for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices.
Once you open the app, a list of libraries will appear. Select Australian Catholic University and use your ACU username and password to access the database.

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Patron Saint John Henry Newman Feast Day: 9 October

October 9, 2016 – 8:00 am

Today we celebrate the feast day of Blessed John Henry Newman who is the Patron Saint for the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

Blessed John Henry Newman is widely acknowledged as the 19th century’s most important English-speaking Roman Catholic academic and theologian.



John Henry Newman has been called the “absent Father of Vatican II” because his writings on conscience, religious liberty, Scripture, the vocation of lay people, the relation of Church and State, and other topics were extremely influential in the shaping of the Council’s documents. Although Newman was not always understood or appreciated, he steadfastly preached the Good News by word and example.

For further information on John Henry Newman see the following links:


Image Credit: http://quest.eb.com/search/john-henry-newman/1/114_942078/John-Henry-Newman-by-Sir-John-Everett-Millais-1st-Bt




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