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Rolling Stone Katy Perry

Did you know that the Library holds many items other than general text books?  In fact, we hold a wide range of more specialised books and journals on topics such as gardening, interior design and music. One such magazine is Rolling Stone. The Library subscribes to the online version back to 1990 and we hold the latest four months of print copies on the Current Journals Display on Level C.

So, take a well-earned break from study and get a fix of this classic mag!!

 

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Stories of the Ngunnawal

Each year Australia celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. It provides us all with the opportunity to explore the various ways we can join together in a national effort at reconciliation.

Why not use this opportunity to explore the Library’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources.

Browse through Stories of the Ngunnawal  or Mununja the butterfly: a Ngunawal Aboriginal story and learn about the Aboriginal people living in and around the Canberra region.

Visit our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Subject guide to find journal articles, dictionaries and web resources available through the Library.

Warning   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that content on this site may contain images and references to deceased persons

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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 http://www.canberra.edu.au/library 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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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!

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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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Studious StudentsMore and more journal articles are becoming available electronically. But if you are after an article from a  print journal, follow these steps:

  1. Search for the journal title in the Library catalogue.
  2. Check the holdings to ensure we hold the volume and issue you are after.
  3. Take note of the call number.
  4. Locate the journal on the shelf, find the appropriate volume and issue and look up the article.

For more detailed information, see our Ask-a-Librarian Q&A.

If you need assistance in finding the journal, enquire at the Information & Loans Desk on Level B.

 

 

Studious Students by starmanseries under a CC BY 2.0 licence

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Inside Canberra

We’ve recently added Inside Canberra to our collection.

This online newsletter brings you the latest business intelligence from inside Federal Government.

You’ll be able to find Inside Canberra listed in the Library’s catalogue: Inside Canberra.

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

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AdNews is a leading Australian journal serving the advertising, marketing and media industries.AdNews

The UC library has a single user license to AdNews online. Only one person at a time can access online articles from AdNews.

How do I access AdNews online?

  • Go to the Database Passwords page to get the the username and password details
  • Click on the AdNews link
  • Login as a subscriber on the right hand side of the page
  • Please log out when you have finished.

Is there an alternative way of accessing AdNews articles?

Yes. The Library also has a print subscription to AdNews, located on Level D of the Library at call number P87 S28.

You can also use Factiva to search for AdNews articles for the current year. To do this, select AdNews as the source when conducting a search on Factiva.

Is there a similar database to AdNews?

An alternative resource to AdNews is the WARC database. WARC provides comprehensive marketing information from around the the world, including case studies, best practice guides, marketing intelligence, consumer insight, industry trends and the latest news from around the world.

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All of the content from the old Library website is still available, but it may be linked from a new heading or area:

The website is now grouped by type of user – students, researchers, or teaching staff. The most popular options are shown on the front page, and each section has a ‘More…’ link which will take you to the complete page of research tools and services which are most useful for you.

Subject Guides (research by topic area) – is now linked from ‘Journals’ (the first option under Students) or ‘Articles by subject’ on the full page.

The options to search for a specific journal name’s or a database have been moved to the full Students page listing and called ‘Search for a journal’ & ‘Find a Database.’ This is because fewer people need those links every time they visit the Library page, and first-time researchers often tried to search for their topic in the journal name search box. You can also find links to journals and databases by searching the Library Catalogue.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving the new page.

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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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