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As Semester 1 draws to a close, the mid-year break is fast approaching! With the pressure of exams nearly over, we wish you all the best for a wonderful and relaxing break.

From 2 July to 24 July University Libraries opening hours will be as follows:

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With exams nearly over, the mid-year break is fast approaching, and students everywhere are getting ready for a well earned break. So, if you’re heading off interstate or overseas, don’t forget to return your library books first, and have a wonderful holiday.

Loans can be requested at any time, and your loan period may be reduced, so make sure that you are familiar with our loan conditions. Our external return chutes are accessible 24hrs a day, but if you’re not able to return your library books, please contact us. We are happy to help.




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impact-factor-thomson-reuters-jcrThomson Reuters have just announced the 2016 update of its Journal Citation Reports (JCR). These reports are the world’s most influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the source of annual journal metrics, including the Journal Impact Factor.

With this new release, more than 11,000 journals in 81 counties receive their Journal Impact Factor.

The Journal Citation Reports provides an assessment of a journal’s standing in scholarly literature through the objective evaluation of quantifiable, statistical information. The analysis comprises citation data, impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science, the industry’s leading citation indices in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

The University of Adelaide Libraries subscribe to the reports, so you can access the latest data now!

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Please be aware that due to some routine systems maintenance, it is possible that Library Search may experience brief periods of downtime this weekend, between 11:30pm Saturday June 11th and 1:30am Sunday June 12th.

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Monday June 13 is the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.
Please note that The Barr Smith Library will be open from 10am to 5pm on Monday June 13, however all other University of Adelaide libraries will be closed on that day.


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Applications for the 2016 CAUL/ASA Fellowships, offered by the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), are open until 14 June 2016.
The CAUL/ASA Fellowship provides $10,000 in non-salary funding to support research or creative projects that utilise the rare and valuable materials housed in university library special collections. To apply for […]

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The Learning Innovations Studio and the library have teamed up to bring you iPads for eMarking. 
University staff who would like to discover the flexibility and benefits of eMarking can now borrow an iPad from the Barr Smith Library for 10 weeks. The iPad comes equipped with a number of apps designed to support eMarking at […]

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With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the […]

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The University is trialling an exciting, easy-to-use new tool that enables you to store your data and share it securely or publicly, and with greater discoverability.
What is figshare?
figshare is an online digital repository in which researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, software/code, images, videos, posters and presentations. Anyone can create a free account and […]

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The mobile device recharging station on level 3 of the Barr Smith Library is being repaired and is currently unavailable.
If you have your recharging cable you can recharge your device using the recharging lockers on level 3 – please ask for a locker key at Service Enquiries.
In the meantime, recharging devices are available at the […]

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