Where do I start? – With a Subject Guide

February 27, 2017 – 6:22 am

The Library subject guides are a great place to start when you are looking for information for your assignments and projects.

Each subject guide has several pages:

  • Get Started – with links to the best eReference
  • Find Books & eBooks – with links to the best books and ebooks for your subject
  • Find Journal Articles – lists key databases and eJournals
  • Other sources – a collection of websites, professional associations, images, statistics…

Subject Guides are compiled by our expert subject Liaison Librarians, so when researching – start with with the relevant subject guide.

New Resource: Micromedex Solutions

February 26, 2017 – 8:22 am

ACU Library has acquired a new resource, Micromedex Solutions, to assist staff and students in the Faculty of Health Sciences with evidence-based practice.

Micromedex Solutions contains evidence-based resources to inform care decisions.

Topics covered include drug, pediatric, disease, lab, and toxicology information as well as resources for patient and consumer education.

Take Micromedex with you by downloading the app from the Micromedex Download Center. Please note passwords are updated quarterly.

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Changes to group study room bookings

February 24, 2017 – 8:47 am

The Library has upgraded the group study room booking system.

You will be prompted to login using your student number and password to confirm your group study room booking.


Bookings are online, so you can book a group study room before you get to campus:

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Library Search

February 24, 2017 – 6:27 am

Last year we upgraded to our new Library Search.

We are now working hard to get Library Search to give you the best search results possible.

At present where the “Sort by” function is used, Library Search is not automatically returning to the default setting “Relevance” (so that the titles most relevant to your search query display first).  Please remember that, until we can get this fixed, you will need to check the status of the “Sort by” option and you may need to change it depending on what you are looking for.

For example, the first search sort has been selected to show Date-newest first.


Any subsequent searches will keep that sort to Date-newest first.

The best practice is to get into the habit of clicking on New Search to clear any filters and rest Primo for the new search.

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Alternatively, you can set the sort to “Relevance” to clear the search sort settings.
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Library Scheduled Maintenance: Monday 27 February – Postponed!

February 23, 2017 – 12:45 pm

The scheduled library maintenance has now been postponed.

We will let you know the new date shortly.


Group Study Room Bookings & Opening Hours unavailable 21-23 February

February 17, 2017 – 12:20 pm

In our 2016 Library Client Survey, you said our Book a Group Study Room and Opening Hours services needed improvements.

You asked – we listened!

We are working on upgrades to these services next week.

In order for us to complete this work, the Book a Group Study Room system will be unavailable from 21-23 February.

Our Opening Hours will only be unavailable on the 22 February.

All bookings made for those days will be honoured, however there will be no access to view the bookings in the system.

The upgraded Book a Group Study Room features:

  • Search for a room based on the number of people in your group
  • Sign in using your ACU student ID & password to save you typing out all your details
  • A fairer system ensured by the sign-in feature

The upgraded Opening Hours features:

  • One-click access to your campus library’s opening hours
  • A clear, easy-to-read display

We hope you like it!

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Brisbane after-hours facility closed this weekend (18-19 Feb)

February 16, 2017 – 12:04 pm

Due to building works affecting the air conditioning and water supply, the Brisbane Library After Hours Facility will be closed this weekend (Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February).

The Brisbane Library After Hours Facility will reopen on Monday 20 February at 6am.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Check Brisbane Library opening hours here.

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New Resources: Sage Knowledge Video Collections

February 15, 2017 – 3:07 pm


After a successful trial, the Library has acquired five Sage Knowledge Video Collections:



SAGE Video showcases educational videos across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a variety of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

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Spread the #librarylove

February 14, 2017 – 6:41 am

14 February is Valentine’s Day, but did you know it is also……Library Lovers Day

So what can you do to share the #librarylove on Library Lovers’ Day?

Some suggestions….

And it’s also International Book Giving Day – a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. You can also download and print some lovely bookmarks!

So on Valentine’s Day share your #librarylove by:

  • giving a book
  • leaving a book
  • donating a book

Love Your Data Week: 13 – 17 February

February 12, 2017 – 11:37 am

Whatever type of research you do, you probably have some data. International Love Your Data Week, celebrated from 13-17 February, aims to remind researchers to take good care of their data.

This year’s theme is emphasizing data quality for researchers at any stage in their career. Good data management practices can lead to improved access to data, guaranteed authenticity of research data, and meeting the requirements of funding bodies, publishers and employers.

Follow ACU Library on Twittelove your datar as we spend Love Your Data Week sharing practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

Share your questions and experiences of documenting and data, or see some examples of good data and how to rescue unloved data via the hashtags #LYD17 and #LoveYourData.

For more information about research data management, visit our Research Data Management Toolkit and take a look at some of the datasets on Research Bank.


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