Next Wednesday the 30th of July at 9.30am, training will be held in Library Training Room 1 for SciFinder.

SciFinder is a collection of chemistry and related science information where you are able to search for substances, reactions, patent and journal references.

All are welcome to come along to the free training where you will be able to become more familiar with the interface, the functionality and how to search.

Hope to see you there.

On Wednesday the 23rd of July our online payment systems will be upgraded. This means you will not be able to pay your Library fines online during this time.

But don’t worry…. You will be able to pay them from Thursday morning onwards!

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At the UC 4 Yourself Expo, you’ll see for yourself what the University of Canberra can offer you in the way of higher education.  Specifically targeting year 9 students, who might not otherwise get an opportunity to experience university life, with a view to encouraging study in various fields at secondary school, and continuing on to University.

It aims to leave a lasting positive image of higher education, by being an engaging and fun experience for all involved.

UC 4 Yourself Expo is being held in July on the 23rd & 24th, running 30 minute faculty based workshops, including tours of the facilities, as well as providing an opportunity for students to explore various career pathways with academic staff and current students. For more information check out the website at:


Come help us celebrate the launch of the expanded Library Commons. The entire Level B of the Library will go 24/7 on the 24th of the 7th month 2014 with festivities from 11:30 to 12 pm.

Here at the Library it has been exciting watching the changes unfold and we believe that the expanded Library Commons will provide our students with a great space to get loads of study done.  You will never have to leave!

All staff and students are welcome to attend and as a further enticement……

There will be cake!


There are currently delays on Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loans due to system upgrades at the Australian National Library.  We are not accepting Rush’s at this time as we are unable to process them.

We will endeavour to let you all know when these services will be back to their usual timeliness.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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The Library’s authentication server for Ebook loans and Off-Campus resources usage will be undergoing an upgrade on Wednesday 16th July.

We do not anticipate any significant downtime, if you have any problem accessing resources off-campus or creating loans for EBL Ebooks on Wednesday, please try again after a short time.

We will be working to make sure the transition seamless and apologise if any inconvenience is caused.

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Did you know that we have more than just research materials in our collection?  We also have novels for you to enjoy. Recently I read the Hunger Games trilogy and can highly recommend them as an engaging and enjoyable read. If you have seen the two films that have been released so far you will be on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens to all your favourite characters. Why not get ahead of the game and read the trilogy.

Click here to see if the books are available via the Library Catalogue.


world population day World Population Day is celebrated worldwide and it is a time to reflect on population trends and related issues. It is an annual event that marks the date when the world’s population reached 5 billion (11 July 1987).

There are now 7 billion people in the world, and there will probably be 8 billion by 2030.


Why not do some research on population trends and related issues today. Click here to see what library resources are available to you.


NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. It is held in the first full week of July and it is an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and to recognise the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make to our society and country.

The theme this year is: Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond. The theme honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of their county.

To help celebrate NAIDOC week, why not do some reading on Aboriginal Participation in World War 2.  We have loads of resources that can help you gain insight into an important area that has helped shape us as a nation.

Click here to see some of the resources available to you.

How are you celebrating NAIDOC week?

the Law

Kluwer Arbitration

This database contains the text of major international agreements, rules, and information about the key arbitration organizations. It includes national laws, national rules, case law of awards, and even some submissions or interim orders under various arbitral regimes. Kluwer Arbitration includes case law, including ICC cases and awards, commentary, conventions, legislation, rules, and investment materials. This database also links to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog which provides news and information on ICA written by leading experts from law firms, academia, and ICA institutions. The blog focuses on current and upcoming events, trends, and major arbitration awards.

The database contains over 100 key arbitration publications and 10 journals, including two well-known Kluwer print publications: Yearbook: Commercial Arbitration(containing selected cases and arbitral awards) and International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration(containing reports about arbitration developments in specific countries and texts of countries’ arbitration laws).  It also provides Asian Journal of International Arbitration, Arbitration International, Journal of International Arbitration and Revue de l’arbitrage.

Kluwer Arbitration covers 115 countries.  The Practice Tools include IAI Arbitrator Tool and Kluwer Arbitral Institutions Smart Charts.

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