Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An Introduction to Google’s Search Engine

This article on About.com covers all you need to know to make the most of your Google search, so if you can’t get along to the Library session have a look at this.

Nature precedings

This is a free online resource where researchers in the life sciences can openly share preliminary findings and solicit community feedback.

Researchers can post preprint manuscripts, white papers, technical reports, posters and presentations.

Green Library

This is an article about the "Green" library, Cardiff's new Central Library.

The library which opened in March features "a Sedum grass roof which insulates the building in winter and prevents heat gain in the summer and also assists in the removal of CO2 and other pollutants from the air in the city centre and it is patrolled by two fearsome-looking hawks who stop birds from eating the grass seeds."

First Fleet Artwork Collection

On 13 May 1787 eleven ships, now commonly referred to as The First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia. They reached their destination on 18 January 1788, 18 years after Captain James Cook had first landed on the east coast of Australia at Botany Bay. One of the unplanned but long-lasting outcomes of this event was the large number of outstanding drawings of aboriginal people, the environment and wildlife found on arrival as well as of the early foundation of the colony.

The drawings have been arranged under 4 themes – Natural history, Ethnography, Topography and History.

Google Tips and Tricks

Presented by DERM Library

Where: Group Room Level 14

When? 10.30 am - Friday May 1st

What: We will be looking at some tricks to make the most of your Google Searches.
Bookings are essential

Contact the library to book a place for this session
by 4.30 pm Thursday April 30

Monday, April 6, 2009


This site provides a single access point to the open access repositories in Australia.

It searches all full-text research articles and (if available) theses from repositories 48 sites from the major Australian universities

Free access to Sage publications

Sage publications are offering free access to over 500 journals from 1999 to current issues until the end of April.

To take advantage of this offer all you need to do is register by visiting the Sage website.

SuperSearch Training Session

There will be a session on using the library search tool "SuperSearch" in the Group Room on Level 14 of 160 Ann Street on Friday 17th April at 10:30 am

The session will last approximately one hour and will demonstrate the various features of this tool, the basics of searching and how to retrieve and export records into Refworks.

Please contact the library to book a place.

If you cannot attend the Friday session just contact the library staff to arrange an individual session at the time of your choice.