University Libraries

For ARTS 1007 students who wish to find resources for their Annotated Bibliography, there is a resource guide which has been developed to help  you.  You can also find more information from the tutorial ‘Finding Scholarly Sources’ which can be found in the Resources section of your My Uni course.

If you need further  assistance please to don’t hesitate to come to the Research Help Desk at Level 3 in the Barr Smith Library



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Bob Byrne: Adelaide Remember When

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an event with Bob Byrne on Thursday 16 April, 2015, at 6.00 for 6.30pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.

Growing up in Adelaide in the ’50s to the ’80s, we played in the street with the other kids till the street lights went on …
Remember childhood visits to the Adelaide Zoo with a ride in the elephant cart? School lunches and a glass bottle of sun-warmed milk? Spending Saturday night at Downtown or Tilt to play arcade games or go rollerskating? Rides at Magic Mountain or Dazzleland, dances at local clubs with local bands, early TV shows and sleeping on the lawn on a hot Adelaide summer night? Adelaide Remember When is the city we remember, in pictures and words.
The best of Bob Byrne’s hit Facebook page and much more, Adelaide Remember When is a bumper book that shows us bits of Adelaide we’ve forgotten, local identities and landmarks we loved and reminds us that the best parts of the city haven’t changed. During the evening, Bob will discuss aspects of the book with Ewart Shaw from Radio Adelaide.

Bob Byrne runs the very popular Facebook website ‘Adelaide Remember When’ and daily blog
Bob has had a lifetime of experience in media. He began his career in radio over 40 years ago as a music DJ, later turning to talk and current affairs. He was a regular on Adelaide airwaves from 1968 to 2004 on stations including 5DN, 5KA and 5AD. As a writer, he has covered topics as varied as music, food, travel and currently writes a regular and popular nostalgia column in The Adelaide Advertiser.

Bookings by Tuesday 14 April to:

Telephone: 8313 4064
Open to the public
$5 admission

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This is just a heads-up about that we will be open restricted hours over Easter (3-6 April). Our opening hours will be as follows:

Good Friday closed
Saturday 4 April open 10am-5pm
Sunday 5 April open 10am-5pm
Easter Monday closed

Good luck with your assignments! More opening hours info at our website:

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a four-part historical archive devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective. This second component includes collections on the history of the transatlantic slave trade from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.  It charts the inception of slavery in Africa and its rise [...]

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University Collections of the University of Adelaide invite you to the launch of
The Death of the Collector,
Curated by Kim Littler
The Illumination will be launched by Dr Heather Kerr, Senior Lecturer, English and Creative Writing, The University of Adelaide.
4.30 –6.00pm Wednesday 18 March 2015
Rare Books & Special Collections
Level 1, Barr Smith Library
North Terrace Campus, the University [...]

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Missed out on a library tour or information session during O’Week?
Not to worry!
We will be running combined info sessions/tours during the first three weeks of Semester 1.
Week 1 (March 2-6, every day): Every day at 10:10am and 1:10pm
Week 2 (Friday 13 March only): 12:10pm
Week 3 (Wednesday 18 March only): 12:10pm
Each session runs for 50 minutes [...]

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Proquest databases will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Sunday 1st March from 1:30pm-6:30pm.
Titles affected are:
ASFA Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts
COS Papers Invited
The Guardian
International Bibliography of Art
International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
International Newsstand (replacement for World News Connection)
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
MLA International Bibliography
The Observer
Periodicals Archive Online
Proquest Dissertations and Theses A&I
Proquest Dissertations and [...]

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International Orientation week starts today! Why not come to a free Library information session and tour? Get ahead by learning how to access the Library’s online resources and navigate the website, then go on a guided tour of the Library.
Monday 16 February: 2pm
Tuesday 17 February: 11am
Wednesday 18 February: 11am
Thursday 19 February: 11am
Meet just outside the [...]

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Starting at the University of Adelaide in 2015? Get a head start by coming to a Library Information Session and tour during O’Week (Monday 23-Friday 27 February).
Library Information Sessions:
There’s more than books to the library! Learn how to access the Library’s online resources and navigate the website at this 30 minute session.
When: Every day during [...]

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The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2015 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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