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Social Work Reference Center continues EBSCO's support for disciplinary teaching resources.
While it has a strong US focus, it provides:
The standard EBSCO search interface and trending topics in practice are key features of this package.
If you are studying Social Work, this database is perfect for you!
Explore Social Work Reference Center via the Trial Databases Page, where you can also provide feedback on its suitability and use.
The trial concludes on the 15 July 2013.
The Geelong Waterfront Library will soon be transformed as part of the current refurbishment to support the increased campus academic profile, following the relocation of Business and Law from Waurn Ponds.
This new Library will represent the global nature of information access, providing a high-quality environment to work, learn, research and connect with a strong focus on e-resources and ready availability to a collection of core and high-use Library print and audio-visual materials. The Library will increase in size but space will be limited.
Building works have already commenced and the first stage of development will be completed, with new spaces available, by mid-year.
Works on the current Library space form the second stage of development and will commence by mid-year, resulting in the Library relocating to the newly completed area.
The Library project is due for completion by the end of 2013.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience during the refurbishment.
There are many new learning spaces available on levels 2, 3 and 4 of the John Hay building, Building D at the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Our staff can help you find a space to suit your needs so just ask at the Library Service Desk.
You can also make use of the free Geelong inter-campus bus service, which travels between both campuses, in order to find a space that suits you at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.
You can access the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, located on level 1 of the Sally Walker Building, during and after refurbishments.
Keep informed about what’s happening and when through the Library website, our social media channels and relevant building signage and updates within the Waterfront and Waurn Ponds Campus libraries.
To find out more about the building refurbishment and see the interactive tours of the new Library, visit the Deakin Facilities Services website.
We’re always interested to hear from you regarding our services, or this refurbishment, in order to address your needs or concerns.
Phone: +61 3 5227 1200
Early Experiences in Australasia is a database collection of eclectic Australian history resources comprising of anything from domestic records to material from early explorers.
With over 1,600 maps, letters, photos and documents, covering the period between settlement and Federation, you'll be able to discover items to help you map major events as well as personal experiences.
This resource is perfect for students and staff in the areas of history and Australian studies as well as creative writing and sociology.
Want more information about this resource?
Contact Christine Oughtred, Liaison Librarian – Arts and Education
+61 3 52271441
Need answers about finding and using resources responsibly in the increasingly complex digital environment? Introducing OPAL.
OPAL is a new resource developed by the Library and Deakin Learning Futures to assist you in:
The first release of OPAL is now live. This resource is focused on teaching and learning, and provides guidance in using the rich array of library and open education resources available to refresh and revitalise courses to support LIVE the Future: agenda 2020.
Additional content on using resources in research, publishing and managing your rights as a creator will be added in coming months.
Start exploring OPAL now to discover the great range of resources, tools, links and more! You can contact your Liaison Librarian for more information or to provide feedback to help further develop this resource.
OverDrive gives you on-the-go access to a great range of recreational e-books. You can browse through hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles, including graphic novels and Lonely Planet guides.
It allows you to access and borrow a large selection of titles in a variety of disciplines, including business, health, history and performing arts.
This new, easy-to-use platform means you can take your latest read with you, to access when you like.
The collection includes practical titles on cooking, decision-making and studying, as well as some light relief titles including a humour selection by authors like Zach Braff, Corrine Grant and Charlie Pickering.
Jump in and get started by visiting deakin.lib.overdrive.com.
Get the best advice and information on how to use this platform by viewing our specially designed Library Resource Guide.Licensing and resource information: http://encore.deakin.edu.au/iii/encore/record/C__Re1001401.
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 deakin.edu.au/library.
Library tours will be offered from the Library foyer on level 2.
Orientation Week and weeks 1, 2 and 3
Monday 4 March – Thursday 28 March
Mon – Fri: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, tours commence every 20 minutes
4.00 pm – 7.00 pm tours offered on demand, please ask at the Library service desk.
Library tours will be offered from the Library foyer on level 2.
Orientation Week and weeks 1 and 2
Monday 4 March - Friday 22 March
Mon – Fri: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Library tours offered on demand, please ask at the Library service desk.
Orientation Week and week 1 and 2
Monday 4 March - Friday 22 March
Mon – Fri: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Library tours will be conducted as part of the Jumpstart program in Orientation Week.
Library tours will also be offered on demand, please inquire at the Library service desk.
Monday 4 March – Friday 8 March
10.00 am - 2.00 pm
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! And being Deakin students themselves, they have lots of great tips!
We’d love to hear what you think of your new spaces, so feel free to drop us a line at deakin.edu.au/library/help or via our social media pages:
Reminder: The Library Refurbishment at Melbourne Burwood Campus continues with the closure of level 1, as well as construction disruptions on level 2. The refurbishment is due for completion in late 2013. To find out more, visit the Deakin Facilities website.
As part of international Open Access Week 2012, the Library was pleased to host the Open Scholarship: Research and Publication symposium on October 25. The event was one of three major Open Access events in Australia.
Our guest speakers included:
The event enabled University staff, students and the broader education community to explore open access practices from the perspective of academics, researchers, and publishers.
Held at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the event attracted an audience of more than 90, with an additional 81 connecting online through live streaming. The hash tag #openscholarship allowed for the conversations to be continued in Twitter.
We recorded the presentations and they are now available through Deakin Research Online.
The Library recently ran a student poetry competition, as part of the National Year of Reading.
We were impressed with the number and calibre of entries we received and we know our academic judges had a tough job selecting our winners.
Congratulations to our two winners - we hope you enjoy reading their poems as much as we did!
A wafer thin gull dives in vain
Surfacing with no more than a glare
I mutter a cold shanty to her;
of graveyards of crooked coral teeth
standing sentinel over un-shoaled channels
of heavy anchored piles of
cetacean ribs swaying relentlessly:
the lost arches of some great white unmade bridge
of a body flowing constantly back into itself
licking at its gathering wounds
as we cut swathes,
wrench open liquid space
sink our sins into this deep though limitable main
‘til sun-creased sailors sing out ‘she can bear no more’.
Steering west, skating over the surface,
Sun dying off the prow, songs behind us
Sea-mist gathers red on the brim of my sou’wester.
the battle begins
nearest and dearest
amongst things that are lost
to my mind
my mind in matte.
on edge a
i could fall in a breeze
stuck in the sludge
struck in the gut
i can't breathe or wheeze
forced to fight
ego no more
a defence must i
the couch where i speak
rummage and peek
with soft spots
for purging and cleansing
We know you come to the Library’s website to search for, discover and find important information - our team has done all the hard work to develop a new site to ensure you succeed.
Our new site is designed to make things simpler and easier. The result is a website that is fresh and engaging, with clear pathways that lead you to the valuable information you are looking for.
Search and Discover – you have the power
We know you come to our site looking for quality information that you want to find quickly. We have made our new search bar persistent on every page, so you can search at any time without having to stop what you’re doing.
The new homepage icons
The main focus on our home page is on our key service areas - Study, Teach, Research - supported by other useful links and information. The combination of icons and key words means you can find the information you are looking for, or you might learn something new about a service or resource you didn’t know we offered.
Navigate without getting lost
Do you hate clicking the ‘back’ button for those things you always need to do? Now you can find your way around the site without getting lost, with links placed consistently throughout the site.
A common tasks bar with links to My Library, Help, and Contact is featured toward the top right hand side of every page. The styling is consistent with the look and feel across the University website and means you’ll always have these useful clicks within easy reach.
You'll also see the links you need the most featured down the right hand side of every page, ready for you to get to at any time. A Library breadcrumb trail at the top of the page provides additional navigation.
We have kept some of the features you already enjoy, including:
We value your feedback
We have shaped the new website with the help of students and staff, but it doesn’t stop there.
We need to hear how we are doing so we can continue to shape our Library website to suit your changing needs.
Our 'feedback' tab, on the far right of the new homepage, gives you an opportunity to continue to provide comments and respond to the changes we are making.
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