University Libraries

The new web site for the Library is now live. The new design is simpler, with fewer sections and more direct access to the things you need. And it uses the same template as the rest of the University, so has all the features you’ll be familiar with from using other University web pages.

Please leave a comment here if you have feedback. Or contact us through the usual channels.

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We invite you to complete a short University Libraries survey on your research training needs

The University Libraries are considering piloting a new researcher training program in 2015 . We are interested to learn about your training needs in relation to understanding the impact of research outputs and understanding your research outreach and profile. Your responses to the survey will inform the planning for this training.

The survey is short and only takes five minutes to complete. The survey will close on Friday 24 January 2015.

If you have any questions about the survey please contact


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Resource guides have been migrated to LibGuides v2.

Check out the new look and feel, including a new A-Z list of databases.


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We live in a world surrounded by technology, but only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science. Coding is becoming an increasingly important skill in research and many research disciplines today involve some form of computation. But, how do you learn to code?
Bring along your lunch and your laptop or tablet and explore [...]

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The University Libraries and Technology Services are teaming up to bring you eResearch Monthly… And this month we’re looking at GoPros and iPhones for video in research.
Amy Watson from the School of Mechanical Engineering will be sharing her tips on using GoPro cameras to film sea snake movements. Amy will share the lessons she has [...]

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Australasian Literature brings together creative works from throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Starting in the 1930s and spanning up to the present, these in-copyright fictional and poetry works will be cross-searchable for the first time.  Australasian Literature is an incomparable resource for researchers in the fields of Literature, Creative Writing, Post-Colonial Studies, [...]

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The University Libraries and Technology Services bring you eResearch Monthly! Each month we will feature a different tool or technology in a ‘show and tell’, followed by drinks and networking. You will get a chance to hear from people using different technologies in their research, and an opportunity to network with other researchers, share ideas, [...]

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Adelaide in 1914
This exhibition presents a snapshot of life at the University and in Adelaide in the year that World War I was declared.
The University was a much smaller place, both in acreage and the number of students, faculties and degrees offered.
Adelaide was emerging from the Victorian era into a world of technological innovation and [...]

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Meg Hale: An Amazing Bunch of Women
The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an event with Meg Hale on Thursday 13 November, 2014, at 6.00 for 6.30pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.
In 1988, as a result of the ARMS movement, South Australia became the [...]

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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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