Feast Day of Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle: 7 April

April 7, 2017 – 9:00 am

Friday 7 April is the Feast Day of Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, patron saint for ACU’s Faculty of Education and Arts.

Born in France in 1651, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle was a French priest and educational reformer who dedicated more than 40 years of his life to educating the children of the poor.

He is the Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers) a founding congregation of ACU.

Learn more about Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle in the Oxford Dictionary of Saints, available through ACU Library.

Portrait of Jean Baptiste de La Salle

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Off campus access restored: Ulrichsweb

April 6, 2017 – 1:30 pm

Off campus access to Ulrichsweb.com has now been restored!

About this resource:

Ulrichsweb.com is the authoritative source of detailed information on periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.

You can access Ulrichsweb here or via the Library A-Z Database list.

If you have any issues with access, please contact the Library.

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Downtime: Westlaw AU, Saturday 8 April

April 6, 2017 – 9:00 am

The Westlaw AU database will be down for maintenance on Saturday 8 April 2017.

This will occur between approximately 3pm and 11pm AEST.

You can still access our other eResources online. Find them through databases or subject guides.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Canberra Library closed Saturday 8 April

April 5, 2017 – 9:00 am

Due to the commencement of construction work on the Veritas Building in Canberra there is a scheduled power outage to the campus on Saturday 8 April 2017.

As the power outage will occur across campus, the Canberra Campus Library will be closed.

Online services will still be available through databases and subject guides.

All other campus Libraries will be fully operational. Check our opening hours for further information.

Have a question? Contact us! 24/7 chat operates throughout the semester.


Ensure your browser is up to date to get the best out of Library resources

April 3, 2017 – 11:27 am

A wide range of Library resources are available for access online. However, it is important to keep your internet browser up to date to ensure you are able to access all of these great online resources.

To check what version of browser you are using, and if it is up to date, click here.

If you find that your internet browser is out of date, don’t worry, it’s an easy process to fix! Depending on your browser, you can find instructions for updating it below:

If you are using a computer at ACU, then you will need to contact your local IT support to request a browser update.

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Brisbane Campus Library closing at midday today, 30 March

March 30, 2017 – 9:41 am

Due to an extreme weather event the Brisbane Campus and Library is closing at 12pm midday today, Thursday March 30.

More information is available here.

All other Campus Libraries will remain open. Check our opening hours for further information.

Online services will still be available through databases and subject guides.

Have a question? Contact us! 24/7 chat operates throughout the semester.


New resource: Australian Privacy Law Handbook online

March 29, 2017 – 9:51 am

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ACU Library has a new resource, the Australian Privacy Law Handbook

What is it?

The Australian Privacy Law Handbook provides a guide to privacy laws and managing privacy and data security risks associated with the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information.

How can I find it?

The Australian Privacy Law Handbook is available online here. You can also find this and other great online resources through our A-Z Database List and Library Search.

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Earth Hour Saturday March 25: Turn off your lights

March 25, 2017 – 7:00 am

Earth Hour was started in Australia in 2007, aimed at drawing attention to environmental issues, and has since grown to a global movement which is celebrated in over 172 countries.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour. On Saturday 25 March 2017, Australians are encouraged to switch off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to highlight the impact of climate change.

Click here to learn more about Earth Hour and how you can get involved.

If you’re interested in the environment, check out the Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Topic Finder through the Library, which has an interactive visualization tool to find resources using key words.


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On trial: The Clinical Sports Medicine Collection; Women’s Studies Part 1: Women’s Issues and Identities & Socialism on Film, Module I

March 24, 2017 – 3:30 pm

ACU Library currently has three new resources on trial:

The Clinical Sports Medicine Collection

A complete practical guide to musculoskeletal medicine and physical therapy. All aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity are covered, including the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants.

Trial ends 21 April 2017


Socialism on Film, Module 1

This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.

Trial ends 30 April 2017

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.


Women’s Studies Part 1: Women’s Issues and Identities

Women’s Issues and Identities provides the opportunity to witness history from the female perspective. Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women’s history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.

Trial ends 22 April 2017

Suffragette demonstration painting

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Please have a look and let us know what you think by completing our feedback form.

Downtime: Brill Online Books & Journals, Saturday 25 March

March 24, 2017 – 1:00 pm

The Brill Online Books and Journals database will be down for maintenance on Saturday 25 March 2017.

This will occur from approximately 6:00pm (AEDT).

You can still access our other eResources online. Find them through databases or subject guides.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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