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New Health Resource


We have just added a new health database to our collection – Real Time Health.

Real Time Health is a video database which offers hundreds of patient and carer stories across a broad range of health conditions.

You can access this database via the Database A-Z list or through this link: Real Time Health

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UC Life! Health Week

UC Life! Health Week was on a a couple of weeks ago. It was a practical and fun week showcasing a variety of strategies, ideas and tips on how to enhance our health and well being.

After attending the free fitness sessions, healthy meals and other activities UC Life had on offer that week, continue the great work with these resources:

Healthy habits @ UC Library

A scientifically proven weight-loss method centred around a revolutionary 20 minute interval training program. Get fitter, stronger, slimmer and calmer … fast.

In the current economic climate many Australians are on a limited budget. Thrift queen Cath Armstorng demonstrates how you can feed four people (or one, two or three) with healthy, delicious food for only $80 per week.

Teaches practical skills and techniques to handle the daily stresses in life. While other texts are heavy with theory, this book offers both theory and effective application. With over 80 exercises that teach students effective coping skills and relaxation techniques, Essentials of Managing Stress emphasises that one must look at the mind, body, and spirit as equal parts of the whole person to deal with stress effectively [GoogleBooks].

At your last visit to the doctor, you may have received an unexpected prescription: exercise. While no pharmacy can fill this, it’s well worth your while to do so yourself.  Learn about the benefits of exercise, how to prepare for exercising, and how to create a personal exercise plan.

Wishing you a healthy and happy UC Health Week!

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Kiss Goodbye to MS

Kiss Goodbye to MS Bakesale

Tomorrow, May 1st, will see the beginning of MS Awareness Month, the theme for 2012 being Kiss Goodbye to MS. MS stands for Multiple Sclerosis, the most common neurological disease affecting young Australian adults. MS affects over 21 000 Australians.

 To help us support MS Awareness Month, please enjoy our scrumdiddlyumptious Bake Sale today on the concourse from 10am – 1pm. All proceeds will go to MS Australia, which will be used towards preventing and treating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, as well as providing support and services for people with MS.

Finding Further Information on MS @ UC Library

If you are studying or researching about, are affected by, or know someone affected by MS, you may find it of interest to see what materials UC Library has in its collection. Keying in ‘Multiple Sclerosis’ in the ‘Subject’ field of our catalogue will result in a range of Multiple Sclerosis topics.

Undertaking a general keyword search for Multiple Sclerosis is likely to result in additional resources. A contemporary resource that may be of interest includes:

This book presents non-pharmacologic treatments for common medical practice complaints – all supported by current scientific evidence [Publisher’s web page].  This book has a chapter dedicated to MS.


For the latest research on MS and other neurological conditions, we subscribe to couple of Multiple Sclerosis e-journals. Further information can also be found on our several health databases, for example, Informit Health Collection, Medline (EBSCO) and PubMed Central.

As we enter May, spare a thought towards Multiple Sclerosis and help kiss goodbye to MS!

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The new edition of Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary is now available from the Ready Reference collection (for use in the Library building only), on the red wall near the Research Assistance Desk.

With 2147 pages and nearly 124,000 entries, Dorland’s explains medical terminologywith full-colour illustrations. The accompanying CD includes audio pronunciation of many Greek and Latin-derived terms.

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UC Library has recently made available the new Occupational Therapy Subject Guide. This subject guide supports the new Master of Occupational Therapy course beginning in Semester 2, 2011.

You will find all the information about occupational therapy gathered together in this guide to support your research. The guide includes:

  • Links to your unit’s required readings.
  • Suggested subject headings to search for books and other resources in the catalogue.
  • A list of the most suitable databases and journals to use for searching general and evidence-based materials.
  • Links to standards / guidelines  and useful Web sites in the occupational therapy area.
  • Help with referencing your research.

This subject guide should be your first stop when beginning your research in the occupational therapy area. Be sure to check it out!

Occupational Therapy Subject Guide

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New reference books

The Library has recently received these new books for the Reference Collection on level B – they are restricted to use in the Library building only (excluding the Library Commons):

Gray’s Anatomy ref QM23.2.G73 2005

Not the television series, this is the standard medical text which was first published in the 19th Century by Henry Gray.

Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance ref HG106.E53 2010

A comprehensive 4 volume set.

Le Nouveau Petit Robert ref PC2625.R62 2010

Concise edition of ‘Le Robert’ (the complete 8-volume French dictionary), the “Little Robert” French dictionary weighs in at about 2 kilos and almost 3000 pages. Le Petit Robert will support students in our new French language classes.

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