March 2012

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EDIT: The links below are now out of date – please use the online UC Referencing Guide.


The Library has a page of referencing guides to help you with your assignments – this includes:

If you have a particular example which does not appear in the referencing guide for your style, try searching the web – you may find a guide at another university which covers that example. e.g. for an example of how to cite from the Hansard transcripts of Parliamentary debates in APA, search ‘Hansard APA


  • Be careful to match your other references when looking at Harvard guides from other universities, there are many different versions of Harvard.
  • Use the referencing style that your lecturer prefers – check your Outline or Moodle

Staff at the Research Assistance Desk can help with your referencing – bring your reference list and be sure to tell us what style you are using. We won’t write your entire reference list, but may help you fix one or two examples so you know how to continue.

After your first semester, you may wish to try an automatic referencing program such as RefWorks or EndNote – please note that you should NOT use a program to do your referencing for you until you know how to write your own references for your assignments (you need to be able to recognise problems!). It is also best to start learning a referencing package when you are not very busy with study – learning the program and entering all of your information can take some time.


Cycling Canberra

Did you know that it’s legal to ride on the footpath in Canberra (illegal over the border in Queanbeyan), but cyclists must dismount and walk their bikes across pedestrian crossings?

Have a look at these titles and other resources in the Library to learn more, and discover great places to ride in Canberra:

Other useful sources include:

The Canberra and Queanbeyan Cycling Map (free online map)

Open Cycle Map – international open-source map which shows cycleways. ‘Jump to’ Canberra to see local paths.

Pedal Power (also on Facebook) – ACT riding advocacy group which runs regular bicycle maintenance courses and gives discounts at local bike shops.

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A new database packed with multimedia content and tools designed to help you with the study of TV, Radio and online journalism has been made available by UC Library.



The BBC College of Journalism contains articles, tutorials, briefings and forums which UC staff and students have full access to.

You can access this database of knowledge from the Databases & Other Online Resources  link on the Library’s homepage, or by following this link: BBC College of Journalism

If you have any feedback about the resource please let us know.


Many students like to use the Library as a quiet place to study, while others prefer to study in groups. The library is split into 3 different study zones to support these needs:

Silent study zone (Level D/Level B Quiet Study Room):  These places are for individual study. Please avoid talking, phone calls or playing music – music through headphones can be an irritation to other students.
Conversations are only permitted on Level D in the Group Study Rooms with the doors closed.

Quiet study zone (Level C):  Quiet discussion. Phones must be set to silent – take any phone calls on Level B

Moderate study zone (Levels A & B / Group Study Rooms / Library Commons): Group discussions, phone calls, and listening to music through headphones are OK. Please keep noise to a moderate level.

Please respect the needs of others.

If you have any problems with noise,  please contact Library staff who will deal with the issue.

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The Dawn, an early Australian feminist journal published by Louisa Lawson from 1888-1905, was digitised and made available by the National Library of Australia for International Women’s Day 2012.

This project was entirely funded by donations via the Digitise the Dawn campaign.

Access The Dawn via the National Library’s Trove database, which is freely available on the Internet. Trove contains the full content of Australian newspapers from 1803-1954, and the Australian Women’s Weekly to 1982.

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The Library is happy to report that recent issues with downloading and viewing the eBook “Plagiarism, the Internet, and Student Learning” have been resolved. This means that you are again able to download a copy of the book for a 24hour period, or read it online (up to 3 users may access this book at one time).

It is also possible to read a portion of the book by clicking on the “Google Preview” button on the Library catalogue record page – on the right, below the picture of the cover – or you may be able to use a copy from Short Loan.

If you ever experience trouble viewing an eBook or any electronic material contact the Library at

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