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23 Apr 2015

Researcher profiles: Managing your digital ID --

Researcher profiles make it easy for funders, collaborators and colleagues to identify you and find your publications. These online author identifiers can ensure that your work is correctly attributed, remove author ambiguity, and showcase the impact of your research.
Lunchtime seminar: Thursday, 30 April 2015 1:15pm-2:00pm  (Parkville campus)
In this seminar, we will discuss ORCID, Researcher ID, Scopus and Google Scholar profiles. This session is designed for academic authors, and graduate researchers who have started to publish.
Bookings essential. Please register here .



10 Apr 2015

Scopus A-Z for Researchers -- Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. This workshop will provide a detailed, practical demonstration of the complete platform.

Features covered will include:

  • Author Evaluator: how to use this feature to assess your research performance and find collaborators.
  • Setting alerts: track yourself and other key researchers in your fields.
  • Developing collaborative networks.
  • Understand how content evaluation can increase your success in finding new research trends.
  • Journal Analyser: how journal publication and citation metrics can be used your advantage to assess journal quality and impact.

 Monday 20 April 2015, 2:45-4:15pm. Baillieu Library, Dulcie Hollyock Room. Bookings essential.



19 Mar 2015

BONUS+ disruption 21-22 March 2015 --

On Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March 2015, access to BONUS+ will be disrupted due to essential IT maintenance.

Searching & requesting will not be possible during most of this period, but loans and renewals will be available.

Apologies for any inconvenience.



17 Mar 2015

Which reference manager? EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley or Zotero? -- Session for graduate students and staff.

This session will look at the pros and cons of EndNote, Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley and give researchers an insight into which reference management software might best suit their research needs. 

Thursday 19 March 2:00 - 3:30pm. 

More information and bookings here.

A repeat session will be held on Tuesday 05 May 2015 10:00am - 11:30am (bookings open 4 April) . bookings via the Classes and tours link on the Library homepage.



17 Mar 2015

Research impact service support for academic promotion applications --

The University Library can assist academic staff to determine the impact of their publications and other research outputs for promotion applications.

For more information or to contact the service visit the Research Impact Library Advisory Service page.



11 Mar 2015

Library Catalogue & Loans System disruption 7 - 8 am 12 March 2015 --

Between 7 and 8 am on Thursday 12 March 2015, there will be some interruption in access to the Library Catalogue & Loans System in order to perform essential maintenance.

During this interruption, users will not be able access -
  • the Library Catalogue
  • Library Loans, Renewals, Holds and Fines Payment
  • Loans and other library information in the Student Portal
  • Relais Interlibrary Loans (for staff only) 

Access to Library collections via Discovery (including electronic books & journals)  is unaffected by this and will remain available.  

Apologies for any inconvenience.



03 Feb 2015

Library Catalogue & Loans system outage 4 Feb 2015 --

Due to essential maintenance, the Library Catalogue & Loans system will be unavailable from approx 7.30 am - 9.15 am 4 February 2015.

Library collections including electronic resources can alternatively be accessed  via Discovery during this time. 

Apologies for any inconvenience.



29 Jan 2015

Baillieu Library carpet replacement --

There will be restricted access to the collections and seating on the Lower Ground Floor of the Baillieu Library until Monday 2nd February 2015.

The carpet in the Percy Baxter Learning Centre (1st floor, Baillieu Library) will also be replaced during the week commencing 2nd February. There will be no access to this area except for prior bookings in the eLearning Studios.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Please see Service Desk staff on the ground floor for more information, or contact Karen Kealy on 8344 8307.



14 Jan 2015

Library Catalogue & Loans unavailable 16 Jan 7.30-8.30am --

Please note the Library Catalogue & Loans System (Millennium) will be unavailable this Friday, 16 Jan 2014, from approx. 7.30 to 8.30 am due to essential system maintenance.

The following services will be unavailable during this time –

• Library web catalogue

• loans, holds, renewals etc.

• renewals, hold cancellation and library patron information in the student portal

• Relais Interlibrary Loans access for staff (but students will be able to place requests)


Apologies for the inconvenience.



26 Nov 2014

Extended Loans over Christmas --

Extended summer loans start 27th November. 

You can have 28-day loans for 45 days over the Christmas period, no need to rush back from your holidays.



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