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Ebrary and Ebook Library (EBL) ebooks have recently been migrated to Proquest Ebook Central.

If you previously had an Ebrary bookshelf, you will need to go through the following steps to migrate the contents.

Upon accessing Proquest Ebook Central, click “Bookshelf” in the top right corner.

Ebook Central bookshelf

Click “Move ebrary Bookshelf”.

ebrary bookshelf

Click “Get Started”. In the top right corner, sign in using your ebrary username and password.

Your bookshelf will then be transferred to Proquest Ebook Central and you should get the following message: “We moved your ebrary bookshelf to Ebook Central”.

You will no longer need a separate username and password to add items to your bookshelf. Simply add them and they will be retained, as long as you are accessing Proquest Ebook Central via Library Search.

Please let the Electronic Resources Team know if you encounter any difficulties by emailing

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Photograph of Vikki Langton.

Meet Vikki Langton, your newly appointed interim Research Librarian for Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Chemistry.

A familiar face at the Barr Smith Library, Vikki has held a variety of roles within the University Libraries including Weekend Services Librarian, Metadata Librarian and Document Delivery Officer.

Vikki is very excited about her new role, and with expertise in research and reference services, is looking forward to delving deeper into her new subject areas. “Talking with researchers about their research interests is always rewarding” said Vikki, “I have already met some of the academics in my new areas, and I look forward to helping them with their teaching and research needs”.

Vikki is also passionate about helping students, and is keen to let students know about the range of services and help available via the library. “We are here to help students be successful in their studies, and my door is always open for students needing assistance with finding information”

Vikki is located on level 2 of the Barr Smith Library. To contact Vikki please call 8313 5248 or email

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Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX) provides definitive financial and economic data on all 54 African economies.

ADDaX is a comprehensive, consolidated and above all clear service providing interested parties in African countries with the detailed financial and economic information they need for quality research and to make good political, financial, strategic and investment decisions.

The trial is active between 12th January and 26th February 2017 and can be accessed here.

Please provide your feedback using the survey form.

If you experience any problems filling in/submitting the survey form or accessing African Development Data Explorer, fill in the Electronic Resources Access Problems form and we will investigate and get back to you as soon as possible.

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Did you miss the Open in Action seminar held in October? Your can now view the slides, listen to the audio and catch up on current trends in open access.
Available now at
You’ll learn all about trends in open access and academic publishing as Professor Ginny Barbour, Executive Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, Professor Kym Anderson, […]

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All University of Adelaide libraries will soon be taking a short break, closing at 5pm on Friday December 23rd, and re-opening at 8am on Tuesday January 3rd.
If you have any items out on loan which you no longer require, make sure you return them before the break, especially if you are going away on holidays! […]

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On display in the Rare Books & Special Collections foyer until the 31st January is a festive exhibition of Christmas books, cards, recipes, prints and theatre programs. Visit us during Library opening hours to discover some of the earliest records of Christmas!


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Did you know that the University Libraries offer a Scanning Service for all staff and students?

Many of our resources are available online, however if you require copies of journal articles and book chapters from our print collections, we can scan and send them to you electronically.
Requesting is easy, and accessible via Library Search. Want to […]

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We are currently experiencing an interruption to our Google Scholar link.  If you are using Google Scholar off campus, you will need to configure Google Scholar to access University of Adelaide licensed electronic content.
Please click here for the instructions.

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A Festival of Medieval Lessons and Carols: with readings by Professor Tom Burton

By popular request, this month you will have two opportunities to experience the beautiful Lumina Vocal Ensemble in two fabulously atmospheric venues, including the Barr Smith Reading Room.
These special performances will feature a selection of rare and wonderful medieval Christmas songs with readings […]

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The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.
The Prize is to honour the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915 – 2004) and his fellow prisoners of war. Hugh was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Java for three and a half years between 1942 […]

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