Bean Bags

Bean bags

Great News!

The Library bean bags have been cleaned and refilled ready for

Semester 2.

We hope you enjoy using them.

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BooksThe University of Canberra Library has launched an improved Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan request portal. The benefits will be improved request tracking, the ability to download documents from a link within the request record and more user friendly order forms.

The new improved portal will go live on the 30th June and any feedback or suggestions can be forwarded to or by submitting your comments to

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“Discover More”…in the Library.

Following on from Library & Information Week (23-29 May) and the “Discover More” theme, the Library have put together a small collection of books & reports from our rare and Deposit collection highlighting the history of the University of Canberra Library. Housed in the Library display case on Level B, we encourage you all to visit and have a read of some early interesting facts as to how the Library came to be way back in 1968-69.

We pose the question “Why was the Library never officially opened, but the plaque uncovered in the Library archives, dated 1972? It remains a mystery, but the plaque is included in our display.

Can you provide some insights? The Library is encouraging all UC staff  to share any thoughts and experiences of their time within the Library. Perhaps you know of staff or students who would love to share their Library stories as well? All stories, snippets and quotes can be emailed to

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Past Exam Papers

If lecturers or conveners want students to access past exam papers as a means of revision, access is now made available via your unit Moodle page. More assistance? Contact the e-Reserve  team today with your unit number.


Seeing Stories Exhibition
29 April to 26 August 2016

The ten artists featured are Ann James, Alison Lester, Julie Vivas, Bob Graham, Peter Gouldthorpe, Andrew McLean, Patricia Mullins, Terry Denton, Elizabeth Honey and Leigh Hobbs.

University of Canberra Hub Exhibition Space (opposite Mizzuna Café)Friday 29 April – Friday 26 August 2016 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm Sundays 1.00pm-4.00pm

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7 day books have moved!

7 day stickers

All 7 day loan items are now located on levels C and D.

While integrated within the General collection, 7 day loan period still applies.  Look for the 7 day stickers.

3 day and 3 hour items remain in the short loan collection on level B.

For further information & assistance please see Library Staff.

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WestlawNext logo

On the 1st of January 2016 Westlaw International database will be discontinued.

It will be replaced by Westlaw. The new platform has a cleaner interface and simpler search option.

You can access Westlaw now at


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UCanFind tag cloud

Refine your search in UCanFind.

You can ‘Refine your Search’  from the column on the left to include only certain subjects, content types, date ranges and more.

You also have the option to exclude certain subjects, content types, and disciplines as well.

Simply click the pencil icon next to the words ‘Refine your search’ and 2 tabs will appear, one for Including and one for Excluding refinements.  This function is great if you want to exclude just one content type, like Book Reviews, but you don’t want to click include for all the others.

If you have any trouble using UCanFind or finding items please contact the Library.

Happy searching!


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The strays

The 2016 University of Canberra Book of the Year is The Strays, by Emily Bitto

Winner of the Stella Prize in 2015, The Strays is Emily Bitto’s first novel.

Set in Melbourne in the 1930s, the novel centres around Lily who makes friends with Eva, one of the daughters of the infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham on her first day of school. Evan and his wife are trying to escape the stuffy lifestyle of Australia in the 1930’s by inviting other like-minded artists to live and work with them.

Lily an only child is absolutely besotted by the world of these artists and wishes she could be part of this fascinating makeshift family. She finds it difficult to understand the family dynamics between siblings and desperately wants to be part of the family.  Finally she achieves her dream when circumstances at home allow her to move in and live with the Trenthams, a decision she will regret as she reaches adulthood.

As years goes by Lily realises that the children of Evan Trentham and his wife Helena always come second to their art and are often neglected both emotionally and physically. Eventually the children will pay the debt owing, as will Lily.

If you would like to read the book but are not eligible for a free copy, you can borrow one of the Library’s lending copies which will be available soon.


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The Library has aPDQ new database called PDQ-Evidence. PDQ – Evidence (“Pretty darn quick”) provides access to systematic reviews of health systems evidence giving direct connections between systematic reviews, overviews of reviews and their included studies. The linking between the documents make PDQ-Evidence very easy and quick to search.


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