Downtime: Library Search 1 hour disruption tonight, Tuesday 25 Nov

November 25, 2014 – 12:34 pm

There will be a 1 hour disruption to Library Search between 8pm and 9pm tonight, Tuesday 25th November.

Library Search will still be searchable, only the real-time availability of physical items will be unavailable (availability tells you if an item is actually available to borrow/on the shelf).

All online resources will NOT be affected.

Apologies! We hope you don’t even notice :)


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New! Interactive whiteboard at Canberra Library

November 24, 2014 – 2:01 pm

Good news! A digital whiteboard has been installed for your use at Canberra Campus Library. It is interactive and you can save your work to a USB.

It is located in the Library meeting room.  You can book this room online.

If you need a demonstration on how it works, please see our friendly library staff :)

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Ballarat Refworks week: training sessions from November 24-28

November 21, 2014 – 9:32 am

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

Monday 24th November

11am-12pm        Introduction to RefWorks

2pm- 3pm           RefGrab-It & Write-N-Cite

Tuesday 25th November

11am-12pm        RefAware

2pm- 3pm           Introduction to RefWorks

Wednesday 26th November

11am-12pm         RefGrab-It & Write-N-Cite

2pm- 3pm            Flow

Thursday 27th November

11am-12pm        Flow

2pm- 3pm           RefMobile

Friday 28th November

11am-12pm        RefMobile

2pm- 3pm           RefAware


No bookings required!

Just drop in to Ballarat campus Library:





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Feast day Saint Albert the Great: 15 November

November 13, 2014 – 3:07 pm


Saint Albert the Great is one of the patron saints of The Faculty of Education and Arts. A Dominican Friar, Albert was a scientist long before the age of science, and an adviser to popes, bishops, kings, and statesmen. He is one of only 35 Doctors of the Church.

What are Patron Saints?

Patron Saints are often touted as those who can intercede in heaven on our behalf, or advocate for a cause.  Yet more importantly, our Patron Saints help and inspire us to follow the example of their lives.

At Australian Catholic University (ACU) traditions are important, and to that end, we have decided that the University have a Patron Saint, and that each of the University’s faculties will have a Patron Saint – to help us carry the spirit of faith, learning and justice in all that we do.

These Patron Saints are deemed to be special protectors in a specific area, through either tradition, custom, or by declarations of the Church - ACU website

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On trial: Cambridge Law Reports

November 12, 2014 – 3:57 pm

We have Cambridge Law Reports on trial until 6 December 2014.

Cambridge Law Reports offers fast and easy access to key reports, including the content of the leading International Law Reports series.

The database provides users with extensive search options and a unique browse feature to quickly find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge’s name, court or year of case.


Please have a look and send us feedback via the quick online form.


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Past exam papers are online!

November 11, 2014 – 11:03 am

Exams start soon, but did you know that past exams are available online from the library website?

You will need to login (with your ACU username and password) to access the PDFs of past exams papers.

You’ll find the Past exams in the Library Quicklinks on the Library website.

Past exams in the quicklinks.

A few quick tips:

  • Enter the unit code in with no spaces – eg EDFD454
  • If you only put the letters of a unit code – you have to put the * symbol in – eg EDLA*

Note that not all units have past exams available and only exams from the last two years are kept.

Campus libraries do provide quiet places for study, so if you are not sure where those places are, please check at the information desk in the library.

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Students at Canberra library find a quiet place to study.


Remembrance Day

November 11, 2014 – 9:33 am


Lest we forget.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae (1872–1918)


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Loeb Classical Library

November 3, 2014 – 2:09 pm


We have purchased Loeb Classical Library.

The online database has more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

The authors in the Loeb Classical Library span eighteen centuries and every genre and contains works by Aristotle, Hesiod, Plato and Herodotus.

The digital Loeb Classical Library makes English translations of Greek and Latin literature available to readers worldwide.


The Logo of the Loeb Classical Library®, featuring Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Nike, goddess of victory.

The Logo of the Loeb Classical Library®, featuring Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Nike, goddess of victory.

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Novum Testamentum Supplements Online (BRILL)

November 3, 2014 – 1:52 pm

We have purchased Novum Testamentum, Supplements which publishes monographs and collections of essays that make original contributions to the field of New Testament studies.


This includes text-critical, philological and exegetical studies, and investigations which seek to situate early Christian texts (both canonical and non-canonical) and theology in the broader context of Jewish and Graeco-Roman history, culture, religion and literature.
The first collection contains 151 titles published up to and including all titles published in 2013.



Saint Paul writing. From an early 9th century manuscript version of Saint Paul's letters. The manuscript is ascribed to the Monastery of St. Gallen under the scribe Wolfcoz.


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Good luck with your exams!

November 3, 2014 – 10:29 am

We wish you Good luck with your exams!

Don’t forget to relax and take some time during study sessions.

Have a practice with a past exam.


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