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A maintenance window means that some ProQuest products will be unavailable between 11:30 am and 7:30 pm (Adelaide time) on Sunday August 21. Various ProQuest resources will be affected, including selected research databases (and the ProQuest search platform).

All ProQuest resources should be back and better than ever after the maintenance window is finished.




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Altmetric Explorer is an intuitive platform that enables you to monitor the online activity surrounding the research outputs of specific authors, research groups and departments at your institution. Browse by author, group or department, benchmark against peer organisations, report on the outcomes of outreach activity, and integrate the insights the data provides into evaluation and review processes.

Please note that this a dummy account to facilitate trial access so it does not have institution-specific data.

Click here for FAQs which explain the features of Altmetric Explorer in more detail.

The trial is active between the 15th August and the 9th September 2016 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 Altmetric 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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Proquest square image white_1Great news for all our staff and students who would like to access international theses. The University Libraries now have online access to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Global (PQDTGlobal), which is the world’s most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses.

As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide, and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations.

Start searching Proquest now!

Further information and training materials are also available here



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Get to know your University Libraries this Open Day!
On Open Day you can make a grand entrance into one of the University’s hidden treasures, the Barr Smith Library’s iconic Reading Room, consult a weighty legal tome at the Law Library or take a look at a music score or two (or 120,000) at the Elder […]

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Rock’s Backpages is an archive of content about music and popular culture, a library of primary source, full text articles and audio interviews. It includes:

a vast digital collection of almost 30,000 articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from a wide range of publications in the US and UK, covering the early 1960s to the present day […]

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We’ll be taking some official library photos in the Barr Smith Library on Wednesday 3rd August.
If you would like to channel your inner supermodel and be immortalised in a future library brochure (or at the very least have the back of your head immortalised in a future library brochure) you will need to be busy studying in […]

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Welcome to all of our new and returning students! Today marks the beginning of Semester 2, which means all of our libraries are back to regular Semester opening hours.
Semester 2 opening hours: July 25 – September 16

Need more info? Full details of library opening hours available here

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The Journal Translation Project database targets the global market with Chinese-English bilingual full-text as the basic publishing mode, accompanied by academic press releases. Moreover, it comes with academic novelty database and knowledge database, so that the latest academic achievement of China can reach academic communities, educators and the public all at once. The Program will […]

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The Waite and Roseworthy Campus Libraries are changing their semester opening hours. Starting on Monday 25th July the opening hours will be:
Roseworthy Campus Library

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Waite Library

Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

All University staff and students are welcome to study and use the […]

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It's free book time!

Help these books find their forever home…
The only thing better than an annual library book sale is… a library book giveaway! Come and get yourself a free book (or two… or ten…) in Hub Central as the University Libraries give away their surplus books.
Starting on Monday July 11 the library will be giving away books that have been withdrawn from […]

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