On trial: Critical Editions of the New Testament Online

June 30, 2015 – 9:54 am

We have Critical Editions of the New Testament Online on trial until 15 August.

What is Critical Editions of the New Testament Online?

From Brill…”this collection…makes available the principal critical editions of the New Testament for the first time in a single collection online, including lists of variant readings and collections of manuscript transcriptions and collations from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. In addition, a number of the most useful editions of the ancient versions and of ancillary materials have been included. The principal critical editions of the New Testament represent some of the highest achievements in biblical scholarship”. 

Are you a New Testament scholar? Take a look at Critical Editions of the New Testament Online and let us know what you think of this trial via the quick online feedback form.



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Spotlight on: Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

June 30, 2015 – 9:49 am

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

The Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook is a collaborative venture between pharmacists and nurses. It is a comprehensive reference of 441 injectable medicines, including 62 antineoplastic agents.

This sixth edition includes 25 new monographs and all monographs from the fifth edition have been fully updated.

Each monograph includes availability, generic/trade names, preparation, administration, stability, compatibility/incompatibility data and special notes.

The Handbook offers concise, referenced information commonly needed by nurses and pharmacists when preparing medicines to be administered to a patient by injection.

**Our licence is for 10 concurrent users**

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

This edition of AIDH is now responsive to your device providing consistent access across mobile, tablet and desktop platforms.

It is important that ACU students and staff register properly while on campus to allow them to get full benefit of the resource when they are at home or at work.

  1. On any ACU computer, go to aidh.hcn.com.au  (also works on your own device if you are connected to ACU wifi).
  2. Follow the steps to register as an INSTITUTIONAL user.
  3. Click VALIDATE on the email you receive to your nominated email account.
  4. Use the credentials you created to sign on to AIDH when you need to access AIDH from home or your mobile device.


Laser beam

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Laser beam. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Mar 2015.

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New: Story Box Library

June 25, 2015 – 10:00 am

Story Box Library logo

The Library is very pleased to announce we now subscribe to Story Box Library, a new streaming video resource – great for our Early Childhood Education students!


What is it?

Story Box Library is an Australian online storytelling resource featuring popular authors, illustrators, teachers; notes and activities for students and families.

Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday Australian storytellers – sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures – each sharing past and present book titles. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale.

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, or a read aloud model – the choice is yours. Help children journey to that most uniquely precious place; the wilds of their own imagination.

Find stories by filtering by age group, theme, author/illustrator or reader.


Where do I find it?

Search for “Story Box Library“ in Library Search
From the Library homepage, go to Databases then ‘S’ under Databases by Title or ‘Videos’ under Databases by Format

Note: If you are off campus, you will need to enter your ACU user name and password to gain access.


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Issues with MyLibrary: fixed!

June 22, 2015 – 3:31 pm

*Fixed as at 1.30pm Tuesday 23 June!

We know that there are *issues* with MyLibrary.

You may have problems if you want to place a hold, renew items or pay a fine, and you may see yourself signed in as someone else! This is all part of the switch over to our new Library system (most of which you will never ever see!).

Availability of items…you may notice that in your initial results screen local records display with the words “Available at Melbourne Library Main (510.71 BRU)” even if there are items at other campus libraries.

These issues (and more) are being sorted out. Please contact your local library if you need help!



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Check library opening hours | online resources are 24/7

June 17, 2015 – 4:31 pm

Exams are almost over and campus libraries move into out-of-semester hours from this weekend.

There are no campus libraries open this weekend (but a big weekend for us as we prepare to go to a new library management system). This may mean some small amounts of downtime but fingers crossed!

So please…to avoid any disappointment, check your local campus library opening hours to make sure we are open when you want to visit!

Library chat will take a break until semester 2 starts, but you can always email, phone or come in :)

And remember…our online resources are available 24/7.



No holds or photocopy requests from 15 to 21 June

June 15, 2015 – 7:20 am

From Monday 15 June until Sunday 21 June, all library borrowers will temporarily be unable to place holds (requests) or request scanned copies (photocopy requests).

This is due to the implementation of a new library management system .

We look forward to offering this service to you again from Monday 22 June.

Our apologies but we hope that you are almost over exams and looking for a break!

(and perhaps holding some real bunnies!)


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Queen’s Birthday: Libraries closed Monday 8 June

June 5, 2015 – 1:49 pm

Monday 8 June 2015 is celebrated as The Queen’s Birthday public holiday – all campus libraries will be closed.

We are open for normal weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday (and the following Tuesday…), so please check the opening hours for the right times for your campus.

  • Ballarat Library After Hours Facility will be OPEN as usual from 6am-11pm
  • Library chat service will be available on Monday night after 9pm

Our online resources – eBooks, eJournals, databases - are all available 24/7, even on public holidays!


Photo of Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/images/115_3924417


the word holiday written in the sand

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Feast day of St Marcellin Champagnat: Patron Saint of Students, Learning and Teaching 6 June

June 4, 2015 – 3:45 pm

St Marcellin Champagnat is the ACU patron saint of the Students, Learning and Teaching Portfolio, and the feast day is celebrated on 6 June.

Who was Marcellin Champagnat?

Marcellin Champagnat was born on May 20, 1789, the year of the French Revolution, and died on June 6, 1840. He was a priest of the Society of Mary and the founder of the Little Brothers of Mary, a congregation of brothers devoted to the education of the young. At his canonization in 1999 by Pope John Paul II, the Holy Father said of him, “St Marcellin proclaimed the Gospel with a burning heart. He was sensitive to the spiritual and educational needs of his time, especially to religious indifference and the situations of neglect experienced in a particular way by the young.” – from ACU website

Portrait of Marcellin Champagnat

Portrait of Marcellin Champagnat

What is the Students, Learning and Teaching portfolio?

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching) is responsible for areas in the University that centre on activities relating to students, learning and teaching and the staff responsible for their delivery. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching), Professor Anne Cummins has responsibility for….

  • Library
  • Office of Student Success – academic skills, careers, counselling, equity and disability, student advocacy, student associations, campus life
  • Learning and Teaching Centre

So…an essential part of the university that suuports students :)

The naming of Patron Saints for Professional staff areas serves to further embed the University’s mission and identity, by drawing on the strengths and experiences of prominent Catholics and aligning them with relevant University functions. The Patron Saints provide a spiritual link to the role each area of the University plays in serving our Mission.

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What’s the go with library opening hours?

May 27, 2015 – 1:46 pm

Our library hours and facilities do vary a little. So what’s the go and what is what?

We are open normal opening hours in the exam weeks.

photo of 2 doors

Image from Pixabay.


Want to blitz your exams this semester?

May 22, 2015 – 12:57 pm

Help your exam preparation and access past exam papers online.

You can search for old tests to help with your exam prep. This is a great way to see what types of questions you may be asked and to even practise taking exams.

A few points:

  • log in with your network user name and password to access the PDF exam papers
  • enter the unit code without spaces, e.g. EDFD454 or an asterisk after the letters, e.g. EDLA*
  • only exams from the past four semesters are held
  • not every exam is there, this depends on the lecturer
  • multiple-choice questions have been removed


Bonus tips and tricks:


Some books/eBooks with strategies to help improve your study skills and cope with exam pressure:


Got a question? Ask us including 24-hr chat in semester.

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