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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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From 1st May 2015 the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will be available online for free!

To access the codes visit the Australian Building Codes Board website and create your own free account.

As a result of this change,  we will no longer have print copies of the current BCA which were available in the Library’s Short Loan Collection.

We will continue to provide access to the Building Code of Australia Illustrated and the Building Code of Australia plus  Links to relevant Standards, available online via the Library’s Database Password page.


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Semester 1 may not have started, but it’s never too soon to learn new things.

UC students can use to gain business, IT, and creative skills using easy to understand video tutorials.

First go to’s University of Canberra account creation by clicking here!

You can then log into the regular site and learn how to…..

These tutorials and many more are available free for UC students from


The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides access to over 10,000 Open Access Journals.

Designed to give easy access to high quality open access Research, the DOAJ insists all journals listed use peer review or exercise editorial quality control.

Sponsored by respected publishers such as Springer, Wiley, and Taylor & Francis, the DOAJ can keep you updated with quality free research information in your field, throughout your studies and beyond.

With Halloween coming soon we searched the DOAJ for Vampires, and found a few open access articles from various fields that might interest you….

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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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Cordell’s Building Cost Guide for Housing in New South Wales is now available online via Cordell’s eCosting database.

To access this resource, please go to the Database password list.

This resource only allows 1 user access at a time. Please log out immediately after use.



 Journal Citation Reports is a journal evaluation tool for science, technology and social sciences.

Journal Citation Reports provides a combination of impact and influence metrics for more than 10,800 of the world’s most highly cited, peer reviewed journals  in 232 disciplines and 379 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor.

With Journal Citation Reports, you can:

  • Sort journal data by: Impact Factor, Immediacy Index, Total Cites, Total Articles, Cited Half-Life, or Journal Title.
  • Sort subject category data by: Total Cites, Median Impact Factor, Aggregate Impact Factor, Aggregate Immediacy Index, Aggregated Cited Half-Life, Number of Journals in Category, and Number of Articles in Category.
  • Better understand a journal’s impact over time with the Five-Year Impact Factor and trend graph.
  • Seamlessly link with other interfaces: Full integration with Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge lets you link from Web of Science to JCR Web, from JCR journal records to and recent Current Contents Connect tables of contents.

You can access this database via the Database A-Z list or through this link: Journal Citation Reports

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We are excited to announce that our subscription to the AccessPhysiotherapy online resource is now available to unlimited concurrent users (previously single-user access only).

AccessPhysiotherapy includes online physiotherapy textbooks, modalities, videos and animations, drug information, and interactive dissection tools.


Trove - Digitised Newspapers and More

New titles have been added to Digitised newspapers and more on Trove by the National Library of Australia. 

Many of these newspapers are currently being added to Trove and further issues will become available shortly. These titles include:


  • Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1903 – 1922)
  • The North Queensland Register (Townsville, Qld. : 1892 – 1905)
  • The Northern Mining Register (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1891 – 1892)
  • Queensland Figaro (Brisbane, QLD : 1883 – 1885)
  • Queensland Figaro (Brisbane, QLD : 1923 – 1936)
  • Queensland Figaro and Punch (Brisbane, QLD : 1885 – 1916)
  • Warwick Examiner and Times (St. Lucia, Qld. : 1867 – 1919)
  • The Western Champion (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1922 – 1937)


  • The Clipper (Hobart, Tas. : 1893 – 1909)
  • Title funded by Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Hobart, Tas. : 1890 – 1922)
  • Title funded by Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

These and the many other old newspapers Trove has digitised can be a rich source of anthropological, cultural, genealogical and/or sociological information for your studies, research or for your own personal interest.

To find out the latest titles which have been added to Trove, subscribe to one of Trove’s Web feeds.

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There are many ways to find dissertations and theses written by students at UC, within Australia, and internationally.

The following sources are good places to start:

  1. The Library Catalogue: Find a thesis written by a UC researcher. More than 2000 theses are available for loan. Access  the advanced search screen and select “Theses” from the material type. See screenshot below.
  2. Trove: Find a thesis written in  Australia or overseas. More than 900,000 theses available with many in downloadable digital form. Select the books tab and “Theses” from the left hand menu. See screenshot below. (If a thesis is not available online, you may place a request for an Interlibrary Loan.)
  3. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database: Find Theses written by students throughout the world. More than 3 million citations  are indexed by this database, however any thesis you wish to access will need to be requested via Interlibrary Loan. Make sure “ProQuest Dissertations & Theses” is the selected database from the ProQuest main menu. See screenshot below.

If you need any further help finding Theses, please contact the Library’s Research Assistance Desk.

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