Have you discovered your Library subject guide?

March 30, 2015 – 1:47 pm
ACULibrary

Subject guides are like a mini website tailored to your area of study. We have loads and loads of great resources, but sometimes that can be confusing…

Where do you start when you are looking for resources for your assignment or presentation?

How do you know you are using the best databases, journal articles, websites?

 

Start with a Subject guide!!

1/ all you need to start a project – all in one spot

2/ quick lists with links

3/ compiled by subject librarians – who know their *stuff*

4/ organised by faculty - see the webpage

5/ most links are to online resources, so useful any time of the day!

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Shedding light on climate change

March 27, 2015 – 10:28 am
ACULibrary

On Saturday 28 March 2015, Australians are encouraged to switch off their lights for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to highlight the impact of global warming.

To mark the event, ACU Strathfield Campus Library is showcasing resources available in the library on the environment and sustainability, including books and DVDs, which were sourced by library trainee Abbi Beetson.

We have also included tips on living more sustainability every day, not just for the hour, and provided free notebooks hand-crafted by library assistant Laura Chiappara-Estevez from discarded photocopies and printing.

Earth Hour display at ACU Strathfield Campus Library

Earth Hour display at ACU Strathfield Campus Library

Recycled notebooks

From scrap paper to note paper

 

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Downtime: World Religion & World Christian Databases

March 26, 2015 – 9:48 am
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Brill are doing some maintenance… expect some downtime/interruptions to service for the World Religion Database & World Christian Database at the following times:

  • Thursday 26 March, 9am-1pm AEDT (8am-12pm AEST Brisbane time)
  • Friday 27 March, 9am-1pm AEDT (8am-12pm AEST Brisbane time)
  • Saturday 28 March, 9am-1pm AEDT (8am-12pm AEST Brisbane time)
  • Sunday 29 March, 2am-2pm AEDT (1am-1pm AEST Brisbane time)
  • Monday 30 March, 2am-2pm AEDT (1am-1pm AEST Brisbane time)

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What did you borrow in 2014?

March 25, 2015 – 1:47 pm
ACULibrary

Have you ever ever wondered what the top 30 library loans were for 2014? Well perhaps not, but do read on! These are physical/print items you borrowed in 2014, not eBooks.

The top 30

  1. Laptops
  2. iPad 2
  3. Potter & Perry’s fundamentals of nursing / 3rd [Australian] edition
  4. Lewis’s medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems / 2nd edition
  5. Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing / 2010 edition
  6. Fundamentals of anatomy & physiology / 8th edition
  7. Smeltzer & Bare’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing / 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition
  8. Research methods in health : foundations for evidence-based practice / 2010 edition
  9. Stationery / pack available for loan at North Sydney library
  10. Second opinion : an introduction to health sociology / 4th edition
  11. Study Room kit / pack available Strathfield library
  12. Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing / 2012 edition
  13. Clinical psychomotor skills : assessment tools for nursing students / 4th edition
  14. Fundamentals of anatomy & physiology / 9th edition
  15. Psychiatric and mental health nursing /2nd edition
  16. Ethics and law for the health profession / 3rd edition
  17. Clinical psychomotor skills : assessment tools for nursing students / 4th edition
  18. Clinical psychomotor skills : assessment tools for nursing students / 5th edition
  19. The person, health and wellbeing / 2012 edition
  20. Mental health nursing / First Australian edition 2012
  21. Psychology for health professionals / 2009 edition
  22. Principles of managerial finance / 6th adaptation edition 2011
  23. Ethics and law for the health profession / 2nd edition
  24. Calculator (Canon) / available for loan at North Sydney library
  25. Pharmacology for health professionals / 2nd edition
  26. NSW targeting maths / 2002-2003
  27. Smeltzer & Bare’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing / 3rd edition, 3rd Australian and New Zealand edition
  28. Binan goonj : bridging cultures in Aboriginal health / 2nd edition 2006
  29. Health and human behaviour / 2nd edition
  30. Principles for a Catholic morality / Rev. edition

That’s a LOT of Health Sciences texts!

2013 news post for comparison…

 

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New: Social Work Toolkit

March 23, 2015 – 12:14 pm
ACULibrary

We now can provide access to Social Work Toolkit.

The Social Work Toolkit is a UK resource, and helps students develop the knowledge, core skills and confidence to succeed on their course and placements. The resources include videos, case studies, book chapters and expert opinion articles that are available on or off campus.

The Social Work Toolkit has various themes that you can explore:

  • communication skills
  • professionalism in practice
  • ethics, values and diversity
  • assessment and intervention
  • lifecourse perspectives

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Peace in any language: Harmony Day, Strathfield

March 23, 2015 – 9:16 am
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As Harmony Day marks its 15th year of celebrating cultural diversity, Strathfield Campus Library is doing its bit to promote inclusiveness and respect.

Staff and students are putting pins on a world map to show where they or their ancestors hail from. Post-its are on hand so that library visitors can also write the word peace in another language.

For students keen to explore saying peace in other languages, they can scan a QR code to a website.

We also provided QR codes to link students to relevant electronic resources held at ACU, including a dictionary of languages, an e-journal article on multiculturalism in Australia and the Multicultural Australia and Immigration Studies database.

Photo of Harmony Day display at Strathfield Campus Library

Harmony Day display at Strathfield Campus Library

 

Photo of staff enjoying Harmony Day display at Strathfield Campus Library.

Staff test out the QR codes and discover new ways of saying peace.

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No access to Ballarat Library After Hours Facility 8am to 12 noon this Sunday

March 20, 2015 – 2:49 pm
ACULibrary

Calling all Ballarat students!

The Ballarat Library After Hours Facility (LAHF) will be closed from 8am-12noon on Sunday 22nd March due to a planned power outage.

For the record, the LAHF is normally open from 6am-11pm every day.

Ballarat Library opening hours.

 

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Downtime: Wiley Online Library Saturday 21 March

March 20, 2015 – 7:53 am
ACULibrary

Wiley are doing some maintenance this weekend, so we have been advised to expect some downtime/interruptions to service for Wiley Online Library on:

Saturday 21st March, 8pm – for up to 10 hours AEDT (7pm AEST Brisbane time).

 

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ACU Poetry Prize for 2015 announced!

March 18, 2015 – 1:46 pm
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The 2015 ACU Prize for Poetry aims to support writers and to continue the tradition of the Catholic Church as a key patron of the arts. Following the success of the inaugural ACU Prize for Literature in 2013, the ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with the theme: Peace, Tolerance and Understanding.

“It is crucial for all of us to give new meaning to the word ‘tolerance’ and understand that our ability to value each and every person is the ethical basis for peace, security and intercultural dialogue.
A peaceful future depends on our everyday acts and gestures. Let us educate for tolerance in our schools and communities, in our homes and workplaces and, most of all, in our hearts and minds.”
Federico Mayor, Director General of UNESCO from his address at the dedication of the Museum of Tolerance, Feb. 8, 1993

Mayor’s words are as relevant now as when he spoke them more than twenty years ago. At a time of conflict across the world, much of it coming from a lack of tolerance and understanding, now, as much as any time in the past, we need to nurture fellow-feeling for those of other faiths, cultures and ethnicities. Poetry is an influential medium for fostering this understanding.

The prize is made possible through the sponsorship of the Directorate, Identity & Mission at Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Open to all citizens or permanent residents of Australia and any international student currently studying at an Australian university may also apply.

  • Opening date for entries is Monday 16th March 2015
  • Closing date for entries is Tuesday 16th June 2015.
  • The winners will be announced on Wednesday 26 August in Melbourne, in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival.

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Update: Education Source replaces Education Research Complete (Ebsco)

March 17, 2015 – 3:55 am
ACULibrary

We now have upgraded access to Education Source, which replaces Education Research Complete.

Content includes:

  • full text for more than 1,900 journals
  • indexing and abstracts for nearly 3,500 journals
  • full text for more than 550 books and monographs
  • full text for numerous education-related conference papers
  • citations for more than 5.1 million articles, including book reviews
  • and much more…

So…where we previously linked to Education Research Complete, you’ll now see Education Source and more content :)

 

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