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The Library is undertaking a major survey of staff, students and other users.

This survey is designed to give you an opportunity to state your opinions on how well you think the Library performs in relation to what you think is important. Your opinions are valuable and will help us understand how we can work together to make the University of Adelaide Libraries work better for all concerned. This is a confidential survey and your honest input will make it very worthwhile. The survey is open until 25th October, and the results of the survey will be made available on the University Library’s website.

Complete the survey now and be in the draw for an iPad 4 mini wifi 16GB (major prize) or one of three $100 Load & Go Reloadable Visa Prepaid Cards.




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Need  research help for your final assignments?

Come and chat to the Research Librarians at Table 2 in the Hub ‘Drop In Zone’ (Hub level 3)

Tuesday 11am – 3pm

Wednesday 11am – 3pm

Thursday 11am – 1pm


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The Barr Smith Library will be closed for the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 5 October.

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The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2016 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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Publishing with Impact, Hub Central Training Room,  Wednesday 11 November 2015 10-11am
This workshop is focused on tools and techniques for choosing suitable academic journals in which to publish a scholarly article. It covers journal impact factors and open access publishing.
This workshop is aimed at honours students, postgraduate students, and early career researchers.
Book Here

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Managing your Research Data, 10 – 11am Monday 26 October, Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library
This workshop provides an introduction to research data management, including data organisation, ownership, storage & access, and retention & sharing. It covers some common data management issues and will help you to plan an approach to managing your research data.
This […]

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ProQuest Central brings together 30 databases to create the largest single academic research resource available today, with thousands of periodical titles and millions of full-text articles available. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Researchers can choose to search individual databases for targeted research or search all at […]

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Mid  Semester Break has arrived and our opening hours have changed. From the 20th September – 4 October we will be open as follows:
Monday – Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

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The Barr Smith Library invites applications for the 2016 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship. The Fellowship has been established by the Cowan Grant to provide financial assistance towards study for postgraduate degrees by research, using the collections of the Barr Smith Library.
Applications open 1st October 2015 and close on the 10th December 2015.
Further information […]

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A small project team in the University Libraries has been investigating Virtual Reality (VR) and its application to academic libraries. We have now made three VR experiences available on our YouTube channel. The first 2 give a 3D experience of our Barr Smith Library Reading Room. The third video is a virtual 3D tour of the surrounds […]

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