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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 Theses UK & Ireland (replacement for Index to theses)
Proquest Historical Newspapers (ie. Guardian, Observer, New York Times)
Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts
Water Resources Abstracts
Books In Print
eLibrary Australasia

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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 Library at the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, by the Library banner.

And don’t miss your chance to win a prize! By going on a Library tour, you can enter our draw to win a $100 voucher from Unibooks. The prize will be drawn on Friday 27 February at 5pm, and the winner announced on Monday 2 March by email, and on the Library website.

See you soon!


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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 O’Week at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm.
Where: Meet outside the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Hub Central Level 3.

Library Tours:
Take 20 minutes to go on a guided tour of the Barr Smith Library. See where to find the books you’ll need, how to borrow them, where the best study spots are, and where to get help when you need it. Come before or after the Library Information Session.
When: Every day during O’Week at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm.
Where: Meet at the Tour banner, Hub Central Level 4 (near the Western entrance).

Can’t make it to a session or tour during O’Week?
We will also be holding combined Tours and Information Sessions (50 minutes) during Weeks 1-3 of Semester 1 on the following dates:
Week 1 (2-6 March): Every day at 10:10am and 1:10pm.
Week 2 (9-13 March): Friday 13 March ONLY at 12:10pm.
Week 3 (16-20 March): Wednesday 18 March ONLY at 12:10pm.
Where: Meet outside the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Hub Central Level 3.

See you there!

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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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We have changed the Library Search box on the Library home page, making it even simpler to start finding the resources you need.
We no longer have a drop-down selector for Books, Journals, etc. Instead, just type the relevant words for your search into the box (or paste a citation if you have one) and click [...]

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Today we have turned on our new Inter Library Request form, available from the ILL Request tab within Library Search, or direct from this link.
The new form provides better functionality when placing requests.  In addition the form portal provides information about current and historical requests.
Please send any questions/feedback to

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The Law Library has reopened this week, however, there are some disruptions while building work is completed.
Network services are now back to normal: wireless, student and public PCs are available.
Apologies for the inconvenience.

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The Folio Society: Where it’s ok to judge a book by its cover
This exhibition brings together 18 of the finest Folio Society publications, generously donated to the Barr Smith Library in 2014.The Folio Society was founded in London in 1947. It was the brainchild of book-lover and collector, Charles Ede, whose desire to combine the [...]

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The Law Library is currently closed and the collection is unavailable due to building work.
Items can be returned to the Barr Smith Library return chutes.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

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The Barr Smith, Roseworthy and Waite Libraries will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve, 24 December.  All libraries will reopen on Monday 5 January for standard summer hours.
Best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday period.

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