Deakin University Library

Deakin University Library

Digital Scholarship 2020

Information sources for CloudDeakin

About DS2020

Discover and use the latest global information sources and tools to enrich the cloud (online) and campus learning experience for your students with Digital Scholarship 2020 (DS2020).

DS2020 aligns with LIVE the future: Agenda 2020 strategy, supporting the strategic directions in teaching and learning, and research.

To tailor a DS2020 session to your needs, contact your Liaison Librarian.

e-book resources

The Library provides access to e-books, many of which are available via Library Search.

Find an e-book using Library Search

From the Library homepage, key in some keywords that describe your topic, then click Search.

To limit the results to e-books only:

  1. Select 'Show More' from the 'Source Types' filter on the left hand side of your screen
  2. Select 'eBooks'.

Access an e-book from Library Search

To access an e-book, click the linked provider name (e.g. MyiLibrary) under Status.

Reading offline on a computer or mobile device

To read e-books offline on your computer, download Adobe Digital Editions.

To read e-books on a mobile device, you may need an app like Bluefire Reader.

Linking to an e-book

There are several ways to link to an e-book:

For sharing with MIBT check the licence information before linking.

Information on accessing, printing, copying, and downloading e-books is available.

For help and advice, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Image resources

The Library provides access to image databases which are copyright cleared for educational purposes. Check the database licensing conditions before using an image. See the Deakin University Copyright guide for more information.

Finding and accessing Library image databases

To find images, search within specific image databases, such as ARTstor or McGraw Hill Access Medicine.

To find Library image databases:

Using images from a Library database

All images from the Library can be used for educational purposes. You can download these images and:

  • Embed in your CloudDeakin site
  • Use in your presentations and handouts.

For information and examples on referencing images, see the Deakin guide to referencing.

Using Creative Commons images

All creators have 'moral rights' under the Copyright Act to be correctly attributed as the creator of their work, in whatever form that may come. Excellent images can also be found available under the creative commons license on websites, such as Flickr or Wikimedia Commons.

Information and examples of attributing and referencing images is available in the Deakin guide to referencing. When referencing Creative Commons licensed work, you must link to the appropriate Creative Commons licence.

More information on the different types of Creative Commons licences is available from the Library’s OPAL site.

For help and advice, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Streaming video resources

Streaming videos are excellent for demonstrating practical concepts. They engage your students and enhance your teaching in classes, seminars, and CloudDeakin.

Finding and accessing streaming videos

Find streaming videos using Library Search. However, some can only be found by searching specific platforms.

A list of streaming video platforms can be found at:

Using videos responsibly

Before using or linking to streaming videos you need to consider copyright and licensing. See information about complying with licensing conditions.

Providing student access via CloudDeakin

Each streaming video platform offers different ways to share their content. Some permit you to:

  • Link directly to a video
  • Embed the video into a page on CloudDeakin
  • Create and share clips from videos
  • Create and share playlists of clips and videos.

See the Streaming video help page for information and support for using our main providers.

To ensure Deakin students will be able to access the video, use the Library's linking tool and then paste the generated link into your CloudDeakin site.

Referencing videos

Like any other resource, streaming videos should be referenced. See the Deakin referencing guide for details.

For help and advice, contact your Liaison Librarian.

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