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2014-07-08 10:21:38

Are you studying history, cultural studies or politics?

Deepen your research with 19th Century UK Periodicals.

Access British magazines, journals and specialty newspapers from the Victorian era.

Discover what people were reading in the 19th Century and the effects of political and economic change on everyday life.

Topics include:

  • business and trade
  • empire and colonialism
  • leisure and sport
  • rural life
  • travel
  • satire and humour
  • women and children.

This resource will also complement research in anthropology, gender studies and literature.

Join us to learn more!

  • Explore content and special features.
  • Browse publications.
  • Discover advanced search functionality.
  • Organise and save your search results.

Friday 25 July, 10.30 - 11 am

Via videoconference from the following rooms:

Geelong Waterfront Campus Library - Meeting Room D3.321                                                             
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Library - Meeting Room Jc3.001, Level 3
Melbourne Burwood Campus Library - Meeting Room V3.76                                                          
Warrnambool Campus Library - Meeting Room B107, Level 1

Lizzy Tiltman, Liaison Librarian
+61 3 9251 7197

2014-06-23 17:18:59

Your research profile is important to us.

Tell us which social media tools and how the open scholarly community can add value to your research profile.

Take our 2 minute anonymous survey

2014-05-19 11:42:43

Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services.

To celebrate, Deakin University Library has launched an Instagram profile.

We look forward to being able to share some great images with you, of our spaces, our staff, our resources and services as well as Library events during your time at Deakin and beyond!

You can follow us @deakinlibrary on Instagram now!


2014-05-06 10:20:36

You spoke and we’ve listened. During our recent Search upgrade we received valuable feedback from our staff and students. As a result of your feedback, you’ll notice that our Search box now has a Catalogue search option.

Why do we have this option?

While Library Search is great for discovery and getting quick and easy access to a huge range of articles, we understand that sometimes you want to find books or journals that have short, common titles.

In these instances you should try the Catalogue search option. By choosing this tab, you’ll be searching just the Library catalogue – in other words, just books, DVDs, and journals. Because the size of the database you are searching is a lot smaller, those hard to find journals or books are found easily.

You can also quickly narrow your search using some of the traditional options, like keyword, title, author and subject.

Benefits of using the Catalogue search option:

  • Find known journal titles that have short titles or common words, e.g. Nutrition, or Ethics.
  • ISBN/ISSN searching.
  • You can specifically limit your search to just traditional catalogue items – Books, e-books, journals, DVDs, kits, etc.

When is Library Search a better option?

  • When you want to include articles and reviews in your search results.
  • If you are a Deakin student and want access to Unit material, simply type in your unit code.


2014-03-03 09:18:19

A warm welcome to students starting their study in Trimester 1, we also welcome back students returning to study at this time.

If you are new to Deakin or just new to the Library, it’s never too late to take a Library tour during the first few weeks of the Trimester, at any campus. On a tour you’ll learn about all of our important library services and spaces, meet our friendly and expert staff and discover where to go to get more information. If you can’t come to campus don’t forget to check us out at

Tour dates and times

Melbourne Burwood Campus, building V

Library tours will be offered from the signed tour point in the Library foyer.
Orientation Week, weeks 1, 2 and 3 - Monday 3 March to Friday 28 March.
Between 10 am - 4 pm, a tour commences every 20 minutes.
Between 4 pm – 7 pm tours offered on demand, please ask at the library service desk.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, building JC

Library tours will be offered from the signed tour point in the Library foyer.
Orientation Week, weeks 1 and 2 - Monday 3 March to Friday 21 March.
Rover lead tours are available between 10 am and 2 pm.  Outside of these hours, tours are available by request.

Geelong Waterfront Campus, Level 3

Library tours will be offered from the entrance to the Library.
Orientation Week, week 1 and week 2 - Monday 3 March to Friday 21 March.
Between 10 am - 2 pm, a tour commences every 30 minutes. Outside these hours, tours will be offered on demand.

Warrnambool Campus, building B

Library tours will be conducted as part of the Jumpstart program in Orientation Week.
Library tours will also be offered on demand. Please ask at the information service desk.
Monday 3 March – Friday 7 March - between 10 am and 2 pm.

Library Student Rovers

Look out for Student Rovers in the Library wearing bright red T-shirts that say ‘I’m here to help’. 

You can ask the rovers any question about the library or accessing CloudDeakin, using Deakin email or language and learning services.  If they don’t have the answer, they will find someone who can help!  And being Deakin students themselves, they have lots of great tips!

2014-02-21 16:48:38

Our simple, streamlined menu offers comprehensive access to a wide range of Library resources.  

Deakin students and staff can find articles, books, videos, unit material, databases and more using the same search via our discovery interface, Discover More.

All the results are interfiled and relevancy ranked together, and feature clear and obvious Request and BONUS+ buttons, along with links to e-resources such as e-books and articles:

Screen snippet of the Discover More search results screen


Database recommender

Not sure which database to use? Our new Database recommender feature suggests relevant databases based on your keywords:

Screen snippet of Discover More, highlighting the Database recommender feature


Research starters

Make use of our handy Research Starters, designed to assist the research process by providing authoritative summary articles for popular topics:

Screen snippet of Discover More, highlighting a Research starter on the topic 'Stockholm Syndrome'


Unit material

Looking for unit-related material such as recommended texts, exam papers, readers or study guides?

Type in your unit code then select from the list to get quick access to the material you need:

Screen snippet of Discover More highlighting the search results for maa103


More options menu

Access to our A-Z databases and journals lists, and to the Library resource guides are close at hand via the More options button.

You can also use the various options to apply pre-limits to your search:

Screen shot of the More options menu

This is just the start. Our Discover More interface will continue to evolve and improve, so look out for new features and functionality over the coming weeks and months. 


Feedback, comments or queries?

We would love to hear what you think of our new menu and interface.

You can provide feedback in two ways: 

  1. Via the vertical Feedback tab that appears on every Library website page, toward the right of your browser;

  2. Via the Feedback link at the top right hand corner of the Discover More search results screen.
2014-02-21 12:07:34

Located just inside the entrance of the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Library is a learning space that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; even when the University itself is closed!

Equipped with a range of features, including:

  • over 40 PCs, including Macs
  • powered workstations for your devices 
  • a Deakin Card station
  • printing, scanning and photocopying facilities.

This space has everything you need in order to focus your studies, all in Wi-Fi-connected and secure surroundings. You can use the space to get access to over 330,000 e-books, a great range of streaming video and other online resources, available at any time. 

The area has a range of comfortable couches and study spaces, food and drink vending machines and hot/cold water facilities, so you can stay relaxed and focussed. The Library Café is close by, with new extended hours starting in Trimester 1.

So come along, grab a coffee and explore the Library’s 24/7 learning space.


2014-02-11 18:13:14

On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February the Library will offer a live preview of our new discovery menu and search interface.

Features of the new menu

The simple, streamlined menu features an easy-to-use interface that offers a comprehensive search of Library resources: 

  • Support for finding articles, books, videos, unit material, databases and more - everything is available from the one place
  • Discover Morean interface we have been trialling and improving over time, is now the default interface for Deakin students and staff
  • Access to the A-Z databases list, the A-Z journals listLibrary Resource Guides, and other search refinements, is easily at hand via the ‘More options’ link which sits alongside the Search button.

Discover More now has a number of new features, including:

  • Enhanced access to Unit material - type in your unit code to get a list of links at the top of the search results screen
  • Research starters, designed to assist users with their research by providing authoritative summary articles for popular topics
  • A new "Database recommender" feature, which recommends databases relevant to your topic.

Usage of the new interface will be tracked and monitored throughout Trimester 1 and a thorough evaluation will be undertaken, at which time feedback will be analysed, issues addressed and adjustments made.

Let us know what you think!

We would love to hear what you think of our new menu and interface. You can provide feedback in two ways: 

  1. Via the vertical Feedback tab that appears on every Library website page, toward the right of your browser 
  2. Via the Feedback link at the top right hand corner of the Discover More search results screen

The new interface is set to go live permanently on Friday 21 February.


2013-12-13 16:39:01

The Library is pleased to announce the new-look DRO website is now live.

DRO, the University's research repository, has re-designed its site, consistent with the Library’s website, covering both new information pages and the DRO interface. 

We've made some great improvements, including:

  • The new information pages include updated content, covering About DRO, Depositing research, Research data collections, Open Access & copyright, Tools, resources & FAQs.
  • All access is via the My DRO button in the top menu – where you can access Create a record and My created items.
  • When you login to MyDRO you will see the functionality remains the same – it is just the skin has changed.
  • The browse functions are now located in the search box. 
  • You know the repository as DRO – so we’ve decided that it’s going to be our official sub-brand name and therefore it is used consistently across the new site.
  • You’ll find a feedback tab located on the right side of DRO and Library web pages. For all enquiries and requests to DRO staff please use this feedback button.

We hope you enjoy the improvements and we look forward to hearing your feedback.  


2013-12-13 10:05:34

The latest upgrade to Library Search brings with it a number of improvements that will make searching, finding and accessing resources easier.

What are the new features?

  • When you login to My Library, you are no longer taken to Classic catalogue - instead, you stay in Library Search.
  • When you browse the catalogue, items you already have on hold will be flagged in the search results.
  • There is now an up-front ‘Additional actions’ menu that makes it easy to Request, add items to your book cart, email citations, and export to EndNote.
  • The publication facet now lets you put in a range of dates.
  • Library search now features a Deakin header, making navigation more consistent.

Can't view the new features?

You may need to refresh your browser. Please try:

  • Selecting F5 on your keyboard
  • Selecting the Shift key while selecting the Refresh icon on your browser.

Please Contact the Library if you have any further queries.

We trust you will enjoy the new functionality that the latest release brings!




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10th February 2014