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02 Jun 2014

23 Things for Research -- 23 Research Things is an online learning program from the University Library for university staff and graduate students, showcasing a range of digital tools that can support research activity.

The program will explore new digital tools that might be useful to researchers and will look at how and why they can benefit research practice and professional development. 23 Research Things launches on March 24 as a series of weekly blog posts.

You can participate in as much or as little as you like: join the conversation regularly or just read the occasional post:




02 Jun 2014

Redmond Barry Fellowship - Applications Open -- Applications are now open for the Redmond Barry Fellowship, which is awarded annually to scholars and writers. The Fellowship aims to facilitate research and works of literature that use the State Library of Victoria (SLV) and the University Library collections.

Successful Fellows receive up to $20,000 to help with travel, living and research expenses and will be based at the State Library for three to six months. Applications close 17 April.

Enquiries: phone number below or

Further information:



02 Jun 2014

Applying for an academic promotion or grant? --

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

Refer to the Research Impact Library Advisory Service webpage for more information about the service.



02 Jun 2014

Quick tips for new students -- Summaries of O-Week information sessions now available

Welcome to the University of Melbourne -- we're so happy you're here!

If you missed our Orientation Week info sessions for new students, don't worry - @unilibrary has you covered.

For a quick overview of the information sessions, we have Storify summaries for:

Other ways to get started in the Library:

You can also stay in touch (and ask questions!) through social media -- simply follow @unilibrary on Twitter, link and like with unilibrary on Facebook and share your photos with unilibrary on Instagram.

Good luck with your studies in 2014: we know you'll be great.

PS: remember to complete the Library Quiz before 14 March 2014 for your chance to win a fabulous Allegro Pista bike (worth $1500) or a Co-Op Bookshop voucher.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote training for staff & grad students -- Need some introductory or refresher EndNote training? Here is the Library's current program open to graduate students and university staff.

EndNote webinars (online seminars)

Demonstrating the basics of Endnote X7 software: navigating the program interface; setting up Groups; exporting records from Databases (such as Web of Science and the Discovery service); attaching the Full text articles and working with Microsoft Word 2010 or later to insert citations and produce a bibliography. A webinar URL will be sent to your unimelb email account 24 hrs before the session. 

EndNote X7 basics for Windows and Microsoft Word (webinar)

Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 10:30am-12:00pm

Thursday, 29 May 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm


EndNote X7 basics for Mac and Microsoft Word (webinar)

Tuesday, 04 Mar 2014 10:30am-12:00pm

Thursday, 01 May 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm


EndNote Basics for staff and grad students (seminar and Q&A)

Two hour seminars that include a 90 minute presentation covering the basics of EndNote. Each presentation is followed by an optional 30 minute Q & A session. Bookings essential. Enrolment open to all University of Melbourne staff and graduate students. Bookings open one month prior to each session.

EndNote Basics for Windows (seminar and Q&A)
Wednesday, 05 Mar 2014 10:00am-12:00pm   
Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 10:00am-12:00pm  
Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 10:00am-12:00pm  
Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 10:00am-12:00pm 

EndNote Basics for Mac (seminar and Q&A)
Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 06 Nov 2014 10:00am-12:00pm 

For additional sessions visit the Library's Classes page 



02 Jun 2014

Taylor & Francis eJournals - access restored --

The Library's access to Taylor & Francis online journals has been restored.



02 Jun 2014

Taylor & Francis eJournals unavailable --

The Library's access to Taylor & Francis online journals is temporarily unavailable. We are working with the vendor to restore access.



02 Jun 2014

Library Catalogue New Search Options --

New search options have been added to the Library Catalogue, allowing you to limit searches not only to the holdings of specific Library branches, but also to some other collections, different types of electronic resources, databases and formats e.g.

  • Online Collections
  • Online Journals
  • Online Books
  • Online Music Audio
  • Online Videos
  • Databases
  • East Asian Collections
  • University of Melbourne Theses
  • DVD Collections
  • CD Collections
  • Music Scores
  • Education Curriculum Collections
  • - Kits
  • - Picture books
  • - Junior fiction
  • - Textbooks
  • - Children's Award winners
  • - Graphic Novels 

These options can be selected from the Catalogue home page, individual search pages, and results screens.



02 Jun 2014

2014 International Book Giving Day --

UPDATE 28 February: Huge thanks to everyone who donated books this month -- we collected over 500 volumes in just two weeks! The books have been sorted, boxed and delivered to the three literacy charities listed below. Your support is very much appreciated.


The University Library is accepting donations of good-quality new or used books to support International Book Giving Day.

Books of the following types can be dropped off to the Baillieu Library during business hours:

  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Self-help
  • Atlases, dictionaries and reference books
  • Cook books
  • Australian Geographic, motorcycle and car magazines
  • Children’s books

Donations will be made to the following organisations: 

ABCA (Australian Books for Children of Africa)

ABCA is a non-profit organisation supplying educational material to impoverished schools of Africa.

Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library

Benjamin Andrew gives books to  homeless and disadvantaged people and stock libraries in centres such as Women's Domestic Violence Service and Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation. 

Bus of Books

Bus of Books is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing young people in rural and disadvantaged communities within Australia with resources and programs to read and succeed.  

Donations will accepted at the Baillieu Library Service Desk until Friday 21 February. 




02 Jun 2014

LMS unavailable - first weekend February --

The LMS will be unavailable from 7am on Saturday 1st February until 5pm on Sunday 2nd February while scheduled maintenance is carried out.  Staff and students will not be able to access the LMS from any page. As with all scheduled maintenance periods, the LMS will be unavailable for the shortest time possible, but this window has been set to allow for the delivery of complex works.

Any queries can be lodged at 

For more information, visit 



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