Scheduled downtime: Taylor & Francis online Monday 20 November

November 17, 2017 – 8:38 am

Some features of Taylor & Francis online databases will be down for maintenance on Monday 20 November.

This will occur between approximately 3.30pm Monday 20 November- 6.30am Tuesday 21 November (AEDT).

You will still be able to search, browse and read articles. However, you will be unable to register or edit your account during this time.

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New resource: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

November 16, 2017 – 9:53 am

ACU Library has a new resource, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.

What is it?

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion contains articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. This database includes information on a number of world religions including Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as Islamic studies and the theology and philosophy of religion.

How can I find it?

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion is available online here. You can also find this and other online resources through our A-Z Database List, and Library Search.

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RESOLVED: Sign in to Library Search to find journal articles

November 13, 2017 – 10:49 am

This issue is now resolved. Please contact the Library if you experience any further issues.

Our online resources are available whenever you need them, wherever you are—whether you’re in Library, on the train or at home.

However, if you’re trying to access journal articles off campus, you may have been experiencing some issues.

What’s the problem?

When you use Library Search off-campus you will only see local collection items, such as books that are held in our Campus Libraries. That means you won’t be able to see journal articles or newspaper articles that are available online.

How can I fix it?

When studying or working off campus, sign into My Library to see full results. This will allow you to find and access online journal articles, as well as books and other items in our collection.

What next?

We’re working hard to resolve the issue, and it should only affect you when you’re off-campus. However, if you have any questions or experience issues, please let us know.

You can contact the Library online, over the phone, in person or via 24/7 chat and SMS during the semester.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.


Trial extended: Business Source Ultimate

November 13, 2017 – 8:54 am

The trial for Business Source Ultimate has been extended – now available until 24 November 2017.

Students can access:

  • full-text journals
  • case studies
  • country economic reports
  • company profiles
  • interviews with executives and analysts.

Business Source Ultimate aims to provide students with a broader, more global perspective in their research to track business trends and topics worldwide with thousands of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America.

The Content in Context feature allows students to investigate a company through contextual access to related information including:

  • Case studies
  • Industry profiles
  • SWOT analyses
  • Books/Monographs
  • Articles from business journals, magazines and trade publications
  • Market research reports
  • Product reviews
  • News articles
  • Country reports

Have a look at our trial resources via the Library A-Z Databases list.

Complete our feedback form to let us know what you think.


Ballarat Library closed for Ballarat Show Day: Friday 10 November

November 8, 2017 – 1:56 pm

It’s Ballarat Show Day on Friday 10 November.

This means that the Ballarat Campus Library will be closed.

The after-hours facility will be open from 6am-11pm though, so you can still get some studying done on campus.

All other Libraries will be open as usual.

Don’t forget, our online resources never close.

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RESOLVED: Service Disruption TR Westlaw

November 7, 2017 – 4:01 pm

This issue has now been resolved. Please contact the Library if you experience any further problems.

TR Westlaw is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 Westlaw AU and our other online resources are still available.


Open Access continues year round

November 7, 2017 – 2:28 pm

Library staff, with help from our friends, led ACU’s celebration of International Open Access Week from October 23- 29 this year. We sincerely thank and acknowledge everyone who contributed to its immense success.

Staff from all over the University participated in events including Library displays on all campuses, a Library video conference for researchers and an eLearning session run by the Learning and Teaching Centre on using Open resources in LEO.

A number of academics also contributed information for posters, Library displays, articles in the staff bulletin and videos outlining their own approaches to Open Access.

We are incredibly proud of the work that has been done to promote Open Access at ACU. It demonstrates a strong commitment to the principles of equality, fairness, and justice that define us as a University.

While International Open Access Week might be over, there are many ways you can continue to engage with Open Access on a continuing basis.

Participate in making ACU more Open:


Melbourne Library closed for Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 7 November

November 6, 2017 – 10:56 am

It’s Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 7 November.

This means that the Melbourne Campus Library and after-hours facility will be closed.

All other Libraries will be open as usual.

Don’t forget, our online resources never close.


On trial: Social Work Online & Border and Migration Studies Online

October 31, 2017 – 2:04 pm

The Library has two new resources on trial in November.

Social Work Online trial active until 30 November 2017

This database pairs compelling documentaries with video lectures, client demonstrations, and relevant text content to illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners.

Border and Migration Studies Online trial active until 24 November

A research and learning-driven collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas from the 19th to the 21st century.

Check out these and other new and on trial resources via the Library A-Z Databases list.

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


Free food at the Library during exams

October 31, 2017 – 9:30 am

It’s a busy time of year, and we know you’ve been working hard. Reward yourself with free food at the Library during the exam period.

Each campus Library will have snacks available on select days. Find out dates and times for your campus below.


A range of snack food and drinks will be available inside the Library.

Date Day Time
6 November Monday 2pm
7 November Tuesday 2pm
8 November Wednesday 10am
9 November Thursday 2pm
14 November Tuesday 10am
15 November Wednesday 10am
16 November Thursday 10am


Snack food and cold drinks will be available inside the Library.

Date Day Time
6 November Monday 10:00am
9 November Thursday 10:00am
14 November Tuesday 10:00 am
16 November Thursday 10:00 am



Snacks and mini drinks will be available inside the Library.

Date Day Time
6 November Monday 10:30 AM
9 November Thursday 10:30 AM
14 November Tuesday 2:30 PM
15 November Wednesday 10:30 AM


Lollies will also be available on most days. If you want to take some extra time out to de-stress, there will also be ongoing access to a jigsaw puzzle.



Healthy snacks, fruit, juice and water will be available at snack stations inside the Library.

Date Day Time
6 November Monday 10am-1pm
8 November Wednesday 10am-1pm
10 November Friday 10am-1pm
13 November Monday 10am-1pm
15 November Wednesday 10am-1pm
16 November Thursday 10am-1pm


North Sydney:

The Library will have lots of snacks including nuts, shapes and mini chocolates. Campus Ministry will also supply fruit inside the Library.

Date Day Time
8 November Wednesday 11:00am
9 November Thursday 11:00am
13 November Monday 11:00 am
15 November Wednesday 11:00 am


Lollies will be available on most days. Games including a chess board, UNO cards, a jigsaw and colouring pages are available if you want to take some extra time out to de-stress.



The Library will be providing free pizza and cans of soft drink at the following times, in the outdoor shaded area near the Library:

Date Day Time
6 November Monday 11:15 AM
13 November Monday 11:15 AM

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