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Now that semester has started, are you wondering how to find information for your study and research?

Try our new discovery service UCanFind.

Use it as your starting point to check out what information there is on your topic – journal articles, books, reports, images, media, and more – all in one spot.

Go to to try it out:  UCanFind tag cloud

  1. Enter your search terms (remember, putting in more specific terms will give a more specific result).
  2. On the results page, refine your search by selecting what you need in the left-hand navigation menu under Content type (e.g. journal article, book/eBook, etc.), Discipline (e.g. psychology, etc.), or Publication date, etc.
  3. As you browse the results, you can store items you are interested in by clicking on the folder icon on the right of its title. This stores the selected items in a temporary folder. To view, email or print the list of items, click on the folder icon at the top of the page.
  4. Click on online links to view electronic items, but for print material, first check it’s availability, then take note of it’s location in the Library e.g. UC Library General or Short Loan and it’s call no. e.g. RT41.M493 2011.

Happy searching!


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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.


Summon screenshot

The Library is currently trialling new software which powers a journal article search box on our homepage.


We’d love to know what you think of it! Should we make it a permanent feature?


Fill out our Feedback Form and let us know!


Summon screenshot


Now you can search for journal articles in all databases using just one search box located on the Library’s homepage.

UC Library is trialling a web discovery service which can search all of our journal article databases at once. When using it you can search for journal articles across multiple databases, saving you time and bringing up relevant articles from databases you may not have thought to search in.

For more information or help in using this search service, please see our  search trial FAQ.

If you have any feedback regarding this search service trial, please send it through our feedback form.

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New: SpringerLink App


The SpringerLink database now has a free app available for iPad, iPhones and Android devices.

The app allows you to search and access full text journal articles from your mobile device.

You can access all of the UC’s subscribed content if you are connected to the UC network.

You can download the app from the Google Play store or the iTunes Store

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We are currently trialing Mergent Online, a fully searchable database with financial details of over 25,000 active and inactive companies.

We will be running this trial until 30th August 2013.

To access the database: Mergent Online

If you have any feedback about the resource please let us know Online Resource Feedback Form.

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You can now download some journal articles in ePub (mobile friendly) or Mobi (Kindle) format on the ScienceDirect database. This allows you to read articles more easily on e-readers and mobile devices.

 To use this feature, open the article on ScienceDirect, then click on the “More options” button at the top of the page, next to the PDF download button, and select your preferred format.

This feature is only available for articles that are available in html as well as pdf.

For more information visit: Instructions for ScienceDirect ePub & Mobi downloads

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ProQuest Mobile


ProQuest databases are now available on mobile devices via ProQuest Mobile.

ProQuest Mobile supports the same authoritative content and many of the same features and research tools you are used to using on laptop, desktop, and tablet devices.

You can access this database via the Database A-Z list or through this link: ProQuest Mobile

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 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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The Library has just added a new science database to its collection: SciFinder

SciFinder provides access to a collection of chemistry and related science information. You can use it to search for substances, reactions, patent and journal references.

To use SciFinder you need to first register a UC staff or student email account: First time user access

Once you have registered an account you can access this database via the Database A-Z list or through this link: SciFinder




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